Tuesday, 31 August 2010

How I Did This - and exciting news!

Hello, today I want to share our exciting news. We have a new Design Team member, Kath has agreed to join us as a Ribbon Girl. You can find Kath's blog here and we are really looking forward to seeing more of her lovely card creations using our ribbons and buttons :) Welcome Kath to the team!

Now onto my How I Did This project. This is the card that I made

Cover a square cardblank with kraft cardstock

Print a square of patterned paper and adhere to card

Stitch around the edge with your sewing machine

Print and trim a second piece of patterned paper, mat onto kraft cardstock and stitch around the edge

Glue the smaller square to the card

Stamp and colour your image. Cut with a circle die and layer onto a larger circle and a scalloped circle cut from kraft cardstock

Attach the stamped image using dimensional foam pads

Use a scalloped shaped die or scalloped scissors or a punch to cut a length of kraft scalloped cardstock and attach to the card

Using a length of brown satin add a ruffle along the length of the scalloped strip

Add a strip of Ultra Sticky red tape along the length of the scalloped strip

Start to stick the ribbon to the tape. Leave an end which will wrap around the bak of the card and meet with the other end

Stick a small piece then twist the ribbon slightly with your thumb either in an upward or downward movement to create the little ruffles.

Continue along the length of the sticky strip and then wrap the ends around the card and attach at the back

With the remainder of the length of brown satin ribbon make a bow, trim the edges and attach to the card with a small strip of Ultra Sticky red tape

As a final touch add a couple of fancy leaf pins in a coordinating colour

I used:
1 metre of mid brown satin ribbon
Digital papers by Crytal Wilkerson available here
Owl rubber stamp
Nesabilities circles and scalloped circle dies
Copics and distress ink
I used the sketch here at Sweet Sunday Sketches as the base for my card

****Watch out later in the week (hopefully tomorrow or Thursday) for stocks of the Ultra Sticky red tape being added to the shop as we are going to one of our suppliers today to ransack his warehouse - did I say that? I meant of course to select a few well chosen purchases :) Anyway, we will be stocking the tape as we think it is the best sticky stuff to adhere ribbons and especially our lace****


Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this so cute and I love the ribbon!!!!

Unknown said...

Cute owl, harmonicus colors.

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is a fab idea, and a great card.

Sheri Gilson said...

Super duper cute!! Love how you did the ribbon border!!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Gorgeous card & awesome tutorial Andrea! You make that ribbon sing!!!

~*Joni said...

Oh this is beautiful! You make it look soooo super easy, I just know I would break out into a sweat and curse the daylights trying out this technique. haha! Wonderful job!

Silvia said...

This is fantastic! Love your ribbon tutorial. Thanks for sharing...