Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MIM#43: Ribbon Pleating

  This week's MIM challenge at PTI involves ribbon pleating.  I have used this technique in the past, but it was nice having a tutorial done by Dawn McVey.  Here is my take on the challenge.



     I knew I wanted to use the Mat stack #3 die for this card as well as PTI's Holiday Flourishes & Swirls paper designed by Heather Nichols. I decided to use the sunflower die to create my faux pointsettia.  It is stamped in Versacolor Burgandy to coordinate with the striped paper. As I was laying out my design on the cardstock, the thought of cutting a 1/2 inch off the right side of the card popped into  my mind.  Here's a close-up of the pleated ribbon.



 I love how this card turned out.  thank you for looking.

Supplies: CS:  Ripe Avocado, Fine Linen
Stamps: Sunflower, Holiday Wishes
Die: Sunflower
Other: PTI Holiday Flourishes & Swirls PP, Scarlet Jewel Satin ribbon

19 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Carol. The flower and peated ribbon look fabulous. :o)

Joyce said...

So pretty. I love that patterned paper, and the sunflower looks great as a poinsettia. The most impressive part of your pretty card, however, is the pleating of the ribbon. No scrunching for you!

Mommy said...

What a great idea to do the pleating on the card edge. And I love the ribbon color! Gorgeous card!

Jen Adcock said...

Hubba! Hubba! That edged pleating is magnificent! That's something I don't think I'd of thought of. It's so effective and very classy. Love the colors and those rich stripes.

Nancy Guse said...

That beautiful sunflower fits perfectly on your mat stack 3 and the pleated ribbon looks great!

Suzie said...

Beautiful card! I love your "faux" poinsettia. Nicely done! Thanks for the inspiration.

Monica K. said...

Love the pleating on the side of the card! Gives such a nice touch! Also love the stripes with the flowers. Very festive card. I can see why you love it!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful ,pleating job. Beautiful card! I love it when I see the sunflower in a different color! I love the way your card turned out too.

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Marie said...

Love your pleating and the way you used the Mat Stack die. Beautiful. The shortened side is a great idea. TFS

Marlena M. said...

Hmmm, you have me looking at that sunflower in a WHOLE NEW LIGHT....what a brilliant idea, Carol! ;)

Joyce said...

Thanks for your comments today. That ribbon is from Michaels. My Michaels has lots of cute holiday ribbon, and it's often on sale.

Leigh said...

Great take on the MIM challenge, Carol!

Terri said...

Great card., Love your faux poinsettia and your ribbon pleating too.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Carol, I love the colours and your ribbon pleating is amazing.

Suzanne Russell said...

I see why you are pleased with your card; It is lovely! I really like the colors and the rich deep hue of the ribbon is very elegant.

Mayol said...

Lovely card and great colors! Nice idea to place the pleats at the edge.

Cyndie said...

What a lovely combination of colors, patterns, ribbon and dies! I love how you turned the sunflower into a poinsettia--I'll have to try that!

Luanne said...

Love the sunflower in layers! Pretty colors too!