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!


papillon digital design 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

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a loveley card Kate. Love the bottom of the card. I have to try working with Glimmer mist I have it and have just never gave it a try. This inspires me.

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, your card turned out beautiful. I love that you colored your own ribbon to match and did your own embellies!!! That's what gives a card so much originality!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I think it turned out just beautiful... I brought some glimmer mist a while back and for the life of me I can't find it, I turned everything upside down the other day looking for it.. :-( Very very pretty.

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Anonymous said...

Great card, love the simplicity and the colors you chose.

Java Jen's Creations said...

Beautiful card!!

Cricut Couple said...

Really Beautiful! Love the techniques! Thanks so much for sharing! said...

Very pretty Kate TFS your techniques!

Dan and Heather said...

This is such a pretty card!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Kate - this is a gorgeous card! I love those papers and look at those gorgeous sprays too!!! TFS!