Pleated ribbon seems to be all the rage of late, so today we are going to make creations with pleated ribbon. You may use purchased pleated ribbon, you may pleat your own by hand or on a sewing machine or with tape. Whatever you can dream up -- let's just see some fun pleats on our projects today. Oh, and for the purpose of this challenge, we will equate gathers to pleats -- either/or is fine!

My card today uses Flourished Coffee images. The cup is stamped in Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and popped up. The ribbon is from my local sewing store and I put a strip of double sided tape down the side of the card. I then started pleating the ribbon and sticking it down to help me along. Instead of sewing down the middle I just added a few glue dots to hold the pleats down. The designer paper is from my bit bin of course.

Have some fun with this one but remember to keep it SIMPLE***

Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the deets and lots of inspiration. Sharon is known for her ribbon!!
And be sure to check out all the fabulous pleated creations this week from our design team...

Charlene Driggs: Paper and Ink Playground - August Guest Designer
Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color
Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover


Deb Neerman said...

This is stunning, Janine! Love your design, the luscious ribbon, and those stamps!

Have a great weekend!

Anne said...

Great card!

Charlene said...

Elegant ribbon treatment!!

Cathy's Rubber Room said...

This is a lovely and elegant card. Beautiful.

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful. Very elegant. Hope you and your family are well.



Barbara said...

LOVE this Janine! I keep saying I need to get that Flourishes set--and I'm saying it again now, LOL!

Jenny Gropp said...

Very nice, Janine --- love the cascading look your ribbon came out with!!

Val said...

These tags are beautiful.