September 7, 2011

Sending Smiles and Hugs

Hi scrappers this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy and 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.

  • 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 was just one of those days, lol!
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