Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sending Smiles and Hugs

Hi scrappers, I've got a couple techniques I'd like to share with you today. Before I get to the card I want to apologize for the lack of pictures. My camera started acting up and all I could do was use what I had already taken. Hopefully this won't be an expensive fix, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Onto my card. I purchased this beautiful 6x6 paper stack from Authentique that I've been really excited to use. As I was thinking about what I wanted to create I realized I didn't have any ribbon that matched my paper, so I thought I'd try and create my own.



I started with white grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up, then I pulled out a few colors of glimmer mist, a pink and a red. I honestly didn't know if this would even work so I started with a really small piece of ribbon to test it out.


I combined my colors and the used my heat gun to dry the ribbon...and it worked! As I went along I compared it to the paper I was going to use and was really happy with the end result.


Next, instead of die cutting embellishments I created my own. I took the piece of paper above and cut out a few of the flowers.


I wanted to create pleating with my ribbon so I adhered glue to the back of a piece of trimmed paper. Again I apologize for the photos, but hopefully you can get an idea from the picture above.


Since the ribbon adds volume I adhered dimensional adhesive to the paper before adding it to my card.


Details
  • Base Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
  • Pattern Paper: Authentique 'Uncommon'
  • Glimmer Mist: Starfish and Tattered Rose
  • Ribbon: Stampin' Up!
  • Brads: My Mind's Eye
  • Stamp: Technique Tuesday 'Sweet Somethings'
Thank you so much for checking out my project today. I'm sorry it wasn't very in-depth, but I'm sure you all can understand my situation...it was just one of those days.

9 comments:

Pam said...

I love how the card turned out Kate. Especially the white cut at the bottom. It is so subtle but brings the eye right back in and forms a nice triangle with the other elements! Beautiful! TFS

Elise said...

Kate! OMG! This is just absolutely stunning! I love that pleated ribbon!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kate this is a beautiful card. Love the colors and the edge at the bottom of the card. I really need to start using my Glimmer Mist... thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

Carole P said...

I love this card too, Kate! I am definitely going to try this technique. I don't have any glimmer mist (gasp! I know, right!) but I have other stuff I can try. I also want to do the ribbon pleating. I've been doing something similar with tulle and love the effect.

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Caroline said...

Kate!!! Gorgeous card. Love the pleated ribbon. and the colors are stunning.

Caroline

Goody Bag Diva said...

I think it came out terrific!

AllisonF

Anonymous said...

Oh I love your card! The colors are really beautiful

Rebecca

Dayna Sabrina said...

Oh I love that Kate. So very, very pretty!