Sunday, August 12, 2007

Finally, a wonderful way to tie a bow/ribbon!


Thanks so much to Rhiannon of Rings Like a Bell. She had posted a tutorial on her blog showing a special method of making a great bow. I tried it and, by gum, it worked! Thanks, Rhi. You can check it out here.
See that ribbon/flower on the left? Doesn't it look fabulous? Just follow the easy instructions on Rhi's blog and you, too, can have a gorgeous ribbon/flower. I used Only Orange c/s, layered with pp by Heidi Grace, some fibre from the $$ store. The image is from a grab bag from Hambo Stamps. I stamped it onto Very Vanilla and coloured with Prismacolor Markers. Then I made the ribbon flower using four different ribbons and some black fibre.

After that card, I saw a sketch challenge I liked at My Time, My Creations and I wanted to participate. I almost never pick an image first when I make a card, but today was different. I knew I wanted to use my Stella Ruby paper by Basic Grey and it has a sewing theme running through it, which I hadn't really noticed until the other day. This image is part of a prize I won for a Scavenger Hunt at The Stamping Zoo (it is no longer in business, I'm sorry to say). I used Old Olive c/s for the base and Stella Ruby for the layers. I stamped the image onto Very Vanilla using Tim Holtz' Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. Then, I grabbed some ribbon from MM and used Tami's tip to straighten it. What a great way to iron it, thanks, Tami. I topped it off with a big, round brad from, where else, the $$ store. I removed the prongs with scissors so that I didn't need to poke through to the inside of the card. I like this idea and use it often. Then the inside of the card doesn't look messy or need extra cardstock on it. Thanks, Lauren, for a great sketch challenge.


Tomorrow I'll be back to calling numbers for the Bingo game. There are five (5) numbers to call so far. If you've got a card made, post a comment with a link. The more numbers called, the better the chances of an early winner!

7 comments:

Lauren (mytime) said...

Barb this came out awesome! Im SO happy you were able to try it out! Isnt it so fun! Thanks for linking me to find your wonderful creations :D

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love both of your cards! I'll have to look at that ribbon tying tutorial!

malieta said...

These cards are great! Luv the halloween card!

Heather Grow said...

Fun cards Barb. You are on a roll. I did another sketch card. It's here:

http://wegrowbyourdreams.blogspot.com/2007/08/greetings-bingo-style.html

Can't wait till tomorrow for more bingo. :)

Tami said...

Great cards Barb. Glad the ribbon tip helped you. I made a sketch card for bingo finally! It's on my blog: http://dappledesigns.blogspot.com/2007/08/bingo-fun.html

Thanh said...

You gotta love Dollarama!

stampingranny said...

Hi! I am so glad I have visited your blog! Thanks for the message on the gate fold challenge. It will be fun! You are adorable! I loved reading about you and your Grandbabies! I love Canadians! My DD married one! Check out her blog sometime, link on my side bar (craftyincalgary). Love your cards!
Deb