Now these really aren't ruffles, they are scallops. The larger scallops are from a Sizzix extended cut die and the two smaller ones from Quikuts dies. The papers in the top card are from DCWV Madly In Love Stack and the lower from DCWV Rustic Stack.
On the lower card all the edges have been sponged, which fits very well with the vintage rustic look of the paper. The Valentine stamp is unknown. Punches, larger heart, Punch Bunch, other punch unknown.
I love to make cards with inspirational phrases. The problem is that I frequently see a phrase that is not a stamp. Oh dear, used to be a big problem. Well since I took the time to do a long but very good tutorial on PSP (Paint Shop Pro) I can now play with the font, spacing and size of a phrase. Printing out your own phrases has the advantage of getting the exact size that you want. There are still times when I want to stamp and emboss a phrase, but I now have a choice. For simple greetings, like happy birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc I use Word. I usually print off a two column sheet on white or cream card stock, leaving enough room between the phrases to use a Spellbinders label to cut them out if desired.
The phrase is one that I did myself in PSP. The top and bottom half labels have been cut with Spellbinders dies. The scalloped oval in the middle was hand drawn and cut. Ric rac is from a Sizzix extended die. Papers are from DCWV Citrus stack and Citrus card stock stack.
This is not a difficult card, it's all about layers and color.
We all buy these wonderful products. Then we use them immediately after the purchase and then they sit in our crafting area gathering dust. Personally, I make up a huge bunch to have for "later". Well, it's later. (after at least 2 years)
I have a stack of Glimmer Mist and Polished Stone backgrounds ready to use. When I think of them they are very handy. Sadly I am like most crafters, very visual. If it's not sitting in line of sight, right in front of me, I forget about them. So, I have started to dig through my hidden stashes, searching for old "now new" goodies.
This card has a Glimmer Mist background. It was created on a 4.25 x 5.50 piece of card stock and then attached to an A2 card base.
I stamped this image with Versa Mark and embossed with fine line black embossing powder. The edges of the card are then heavily sponged with Ranger's Archival black ink.
First step - White card stock embossed in a Sizzix embossing folder. Next in line, DCWV Citrus stack and Citrus card stock stack. With DCWV card stock punch-around-the-page (EK Success Martha Stewart) and attach the matching glitter paper. On this one I rounded the corner because the corner was rounded with the punching as well.
The scripture is computer generated in PSP. It has been cut out with a Spellbinders Label. I did not want as wide a border as the next size up Label would provide, so on DCWV Citrus card stock stack paper I drew around the same Label that was used to cut out the scripture and hand cut with a scissors.
The final cut was a bit of the corner punch on the upper right had corner.