Last week, while searching for something to share over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, I discovered a tutorial that I thought was so cool, I just had to try it right away: coffee Filter Ruffles. You can see the link that I first discovered here. I was so inspired by it, that I just had to give it a try right away so I could share it with today.
These are the images that got me so excited.
|Cut the centre out of a few stacked coffee filters|
To create your own ruffles follow these easy steps. Grab a few coffee filters, and cut out the centre. I'm saving my centres to use on another craft someday. So I had to give it a try for myself. I thought the ruffle layers were a little large though, so I cut them in half, both lengthwise and widthwise.
I then grabbed a handful of Studio Calico Mr. Huey's
and began dying the ruffles one at a time.
End result looked like this. I did end up adding an extra shade of green.
You'll notice that the coverage is a little splotchy in some areas.
I decided not to worry about it, but just to go with the flow.
Using double sided tape I covered the bottom, front of the card and began layering.
I snipped off the parts of the ruffles that were over hanging.
To finish it off, I simply added a couple little embellishments,
and voila, a happy little card to add to my stash.
Have you ever seen a tip/technique or any idea that got you so excited you had to try it right away. If so, link me up I'd love to see what inspires you.
Lastly I have a winner for my Kiwi Lane Designs blog hop. I want to thank all of you for stopping by and commenting, and especially those that became new followers. I hope to continue to inspire you with quality, and creative projects throughout the year.
Chic Tags. Please send an email to sherrifunkATgmailDOTcom with your snail mail. And I will get your prize out to you asap. If I do not hear from you by Wed February 13, I will choose another winner. Congrats again!
I am off for a quick trip to Mexico tomorrow. Just me and my hubs, really looking forward to some time away, just the two of us. I hope to have a few photos of sand and sun for you next week. Until then, enjoy the rest of your week everyone, and thank you so much for stopping by today. Pin It