The Secret of Successful Ruffles – Varied Vases Gate Fold Card

Sometimes a card just screams for a touch of ribbon – and of course there’s always the EXACT right ribbon available to coordinate with every Stampin’ Up! suite or color – but a bow doesn’t always fit the mood or the theme of the card. That’s where Ribbon Ruffles come in and save the day.

Okay, maybe they just save the design. But when it’s a happy creative moment, it feels like saving the day! There are some definite tricks to getting a ribbon ruffle right. Don’t worry though – I’ll share the secrets with you in my video tutorial. I think you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create this fun embellishment.

The other big feature in this card is the off-center Gate Fold layout. I’m in love with the Tailored Tag Punch (my new go-to punch) and I’ve used it here as a layering element to add interest and texture to the front of this card. By using the Tailored Tag Punch in the same color as the card base (yummy Blueberry Bushel), I’ve kept the focus on the sweet Varied Vases stamp set, rather than distracting with too many competing elements.

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  1. I love how you make this design different to anything I have seen done with this particular stamp set. I do like doing ‘fun folds’ and this particular stamp set is really great at putting this together with the vases. Thank you for sharing this with us crafters. :O)

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