Sunday, August 12, 2007
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!
Posted by Barb Kaszuba at 11:16 AM