Friday, May 25, 2012

Do the Ruffle!

I've had several people request more information about how I made the ruffles on my little baby doll dresses on the Sweet Little Baby card I posted last week. Now, keep in mind the card that I originally saw used ribbon to make the ruffle, so that is probably the easiest option. But I didn't have the right colors of ribbon for my card, so I decided to make my own. I remember seeing this demonstrated at a SU! Regional event I attended a couple of years ago, so that's where the idea came from. I used my Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, but you could use just about any border punch for this technique. Here are the supplies I used to make the baby dresses, but you also need a crimper (I forgot that when I took the picture!):
Step 1: Using the Owl Builder punch and some dsp scrap, punch dress shape.
Step 2: Punch a border strip out of coordinating cardstock.
Step 3: Run border through crimper several times (like 10 to 15 times) to loosen the fibers in the cardstock. When you are done, flatten out the border strip - it will be very flexible.
Step 4: Apply Sticky Strip to the back of the dress shape.
Step 5: Begin to adhere border to Sticky Strip, creating a ruffle as you go. Trim any extra cardstock once the ruffle is done.
Here's a picture of the back of the dress once the ruffle is complete.
And there you go! A sweet little ruffle for your baby doll dress.


Paper Potter said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for showing me how to make these super sweet little dresses!!! ~Celia

Christine Blain said...

Very cute .... thanks for the great instructions!

brendaniesmom said...

Thank you so much have been trying on my own with no luck!

Cheryl in Texas said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing. Often someone will share a beautiful card but without a tutorial, I don't have a clue, lol.

scrapfancy said...

Love the ruffles and Thank you for giving us a tutorial. Keep sharing.