Nothing says girly like a few well placed ruffles, but the following techniques involving washi tape, ribbon and paper could just as easily be applied to masculine layouts and cards. Just like ruffles on clothing, ruffles on projects can add a special detail, texture and interest.
Check out how our On Trend designers used ruffles:
Practical Scrapper Cathryn Hanson used washi tape and overlapped paper circles to add a sweet spring ruffle under her photos.
Practical Scrapper Kylie Symons says:
"I love crepe paper which is easy to ruffle up and adhere to your layout and always looks great."
This layout is based on a sketch by Sara N at STUCK.
Practical Scrapper Malika Kelly used ribbon and her sewing machine to make a ruffle.
Practical Scrapper Wendi Robinson
used paper ruffles to create an ultra girlie page of her daughter and sewed over them for extra texture
Marcia Dehn-Nix created a ruffle with paper to tuck under her photo. To make paper more pliable, mist with water first, then gently fold.
Practical Scrapper Erin created a ruffled look by placing flowers under her stamped Sweet Stamp Shop image.
No need to purchase anything new for this trend, use what you've already got on hand. Paper, flowers, washi tape, ribbons,trim, border punched papers, all make great ruffles. If you're feeling really adventurous, we have past posts showing how to use masking tape, coffee filters, candy wrappers and cupcake liners to create great ruffled looks.