Sunday 11 June 2017

Peek Of The Week - A Clean And Simple Ruffle...

For Peek Of The Week this time round, I’d like to show you a very simple card I made using the Tattered Lace Velvet Lace dies.

I’ve written previously on this blog about the Velvet Lace dies and how much I love them.  With these dies, it’s all about the ruffle. It’s the ruffle that adds texture and gives that three-dimensional look. We’ve seen them on the catwalk and in the high street fashionable clothes shops, and now ruffles are coming into papercraft, which is the inspiration behind the design of these dies.

When I demonstrated these dies on TV, a lot of my demos were either very ‘frilly’ or shabby chic and ‘busy’, if you see what I mean.  As a contrast to all that, I challenged myself to come up with a design that is modern looking and clean and simple… and this is the result.

I used the large ruffle die to cut the largest green and purple circles, before turning to the mini ruffle dies to create all the rest. 

The background was produced using an embossing folder to create the honeycomb detail.

At that stage I felt I wanted to use something that would add interest to the card but at the same time I didn’t want the card to become overly fussy.  In the end I opted to use butcher’s twine around the mat layers, and I think the twine works well here.

Finally, I added the green ‘dots’ – they are called ‘Candy’ and they are from Craftwork Cards.  I placed them there to break up the blank space a little and to tie the colour themes together.

This card is quite different from the sort of cards I usually put together, but I hope you like it all the same. 

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