Watercolor Wings, Pleated Ruffle Technique as shown in Card Maker magazine, made by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Pleated Ruffle Technique with Watercolor Wings by Stampin’ Up!

Watercolor Wings Pleated Ruffle Card

This folding technique is shown in the Autumn 2015 issue of Card Maker magazine, & since it is currently on the newsstand, I don’t feel comfortable telling how it’s done.  If you like it, go pick up your copy!  The magazine did not have a name for the technique, so I named it the Pleated Ruffle.  My friend & customer, Phyllis Lynch, helped me figure out a good name!

We made this card in my Technique Class in September and I used some retired In Colors (Strawberry Slush & Crisp Cantaloupe). The butterfly was stamped 4 times…the solid base color was Crisp Cantaloupe, then accents with Strawberry Slush & Blackberry Bliss.  Finally we stamped again with the solid base image using VersaMark and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  In real life it is VERY sparkly!

I like this technique as a way to use up 2-sided designer paper, but small patterns work best especially for the back side since you see very little of it amongst the ruffles.

Product List

Boutique Borders Photopolymer Stamp Set

Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim

Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad

Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock

Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad

Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock

2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack

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