Saturday, 19 February 2011

Ruffled ribbon with no stitching

Hope that you're having a relaxing Saturday. My downline Jan and I were planning on getting together this afternoon to enjoy a bit of a craft and catch up, but we've got snow and it's not showing any signs of stopping, so we may have to rethink.

We have a regional training day coming up in a few weeks time (with a preview of the Mini catty coming out in April - can't wait to see!) and its another chance to do card swaps with our friends - but we need some swaps ready to exchange, lol. Hopefully we'll get a few made today, whether it's crafting together or separately.

In the meantime, while Sale-a-bration is still running and you have a few more weeks to get hold of these fabulous sets for free, I thought I'd share a few more ideas for using them.

For today's colour combo I started with the idea that I wanted to use the Striped Ribbon in Pumpkin Pie, then I used the fabulous Colour Coach to suggest the Real Red and Pacific Point combo with it. The Coach is a great tool for kickstarting your mojo when you need it ;-)

Stamp set: Punch Bunch
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Real Red
DSP: Sweet and Sour Specialty
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle
Striped Grosgrain Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie
Other: Flower Brads (Brights)

The base card is an A6 landscape of Pumpkin Pie. For the card front I cut a piece of the DSP into three and adhered it first to a layer of Whisper White and then Pacific Point card. The ribbon is about two and half times the length of the card and was frayed at one end to find a central horizontal thread. By pulling this thread you can gather the ribbon without the need for stitching. The ruffled ribbon was adhered to the front of the card and secured behind the layers with Sticky Strip. Holes were pierced above and below the Sticky Strip and Flower Brads pushed through, gathering the ribbon before opening the brad legs on the reverse of the layers to secure. These layers were popped up on dimensionals on the card base. Markers were used direct to stamp for the flower image, stamped onto Whisper White card and punched with the 1-1/4" Circle. This was adhered direct to a 1-3/8" Circle of Pacific Point card then popped up on dimensionals onto a Scallop Circle of Real Red card before adding to the card front with more dimensionals.

If you want to get your free Sale-a-bration sets before they're gone or you'd like to know how to join me in getting a sneak preview of the mini catty then please email me.

Have a great weekend and keep safe and warm.

Sara xx


Loraine Arderne said...

Love this so bold with that colour combo.

Elizabeth said...

Sweet card Sara - love the use of the flower brads with the ribbon. X

Jan said...

Looks great but its SO much nicer in real life!!!

simplyfairies said...

Ooooohhhh I lurves this!