As soon as I sat down to work on this project, I realized it was a perfect opportunity to work in some of the new vintage style crepe paper I have in the Etsy shop. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I absolutely LOVED using the Melissa Frances vintage style crepe paper on some of my projects last spring. I was able to track down what I believe is her supplier and purchase the same type of crepe paper in autumn colors for the shop. I knew that circle element needed to be edged with vintage crepe paper.
And then there are the very cool new wooden buttons I have acquired for the shop too. They are ultra sweet - smooth wooden buttons with a lovely floral pattern on them. I loved them the minute I saw them and could already picture them embellishing my cards.
To make the ruffle, I cut a thin strip of crepe paper and ran a basting stitch along one edge. Then I pulled one thread to make it gather, kept pulling until I thought I had about the right length to go arouind the edge of the circle.
Crazy4Challenges - BINGO - I chose the second row across - buttons, die cuts, flowers