It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the day we don’t have inky fingers. Yes, that’s right. No inky fingers.
So here is what you do. To color a ribbon you grab any shade of Stampin’ Blends (alcohol marker) that you want and color away. You will need to color a bit beyond where you want to finish so you don’t have any lighter spots or bleed. Let dry about a minute and you are ready to tie your bow.
At the same time you can grab your Craft Whisper White Pad and only ink the area of the pad you will need to stamp. Don’t waste the ink making the entire pad juicy. Then stamp after taking the static out of the card stock. Shortly after stamping you will want to cover with your chosen embossing powder (clear is used here). The last step is to take your heat tool and melt the powder until it becomes smooth and no longer has an individual crystal look to it.
Here is the video if you would like to watch how to create these cards.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever needed a coordinating ribbon for your card or project and forgotten to order it? My favorite is when I need 14 inches and have 8. It seems to always happen. Instead of complaining or putting that project on hold color your ribbon. Yes, color it!
Take your metallic-edged ribbon (gold or silver) and color it! Grab your Stampin’ Blends and get to coloring. Do not grab your regular Stampin’ Write Markers as they will leave your fingers inky. After coloring with the Blends leave for a minute or so to dry. Then tie your bow and attach to your project.
(Tip: Make sure to color a little beyond where you need to cut so you don’t have an unfinished edge.)
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today I am talking about ribbon and paper. Did you know they are interchangeable?
When you run out of ribbon, or simply didn’t purchase any, then go to your Designer Series Paper stash. Most of our papers are double-sided which allows for a mat and complementary accent piece which coordinate beautifully. If you want texture then simply run your paper “ribbon” through a selected embossing folder.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you know that a brad can be used for more than a decoration or embellishment? It can also be used to hold vellum to a card base without any other adhesive. But today we are talking about brads with a twist.
When using ribbon for an accent on a project it can be glued down straight, knotted, bowed, or even twisted. Today we are twisting it. Use the brad after twisting the ribbon to hold it in place.
If you don’t want the ends sticking out simply trim with a wire snips or cutter.
With inky fingers,
P.S. Remember that there is no Live tonight. Enjoy your Halloween!
And here we are at the finish line! It’s the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas. Have you ever run a race and felt the tape come across you as you finished? It’s a good feeling to know you finished.
So for today’s contest…any order $25 or more placed today (until midnight) will get their choice of ribbon for FREE! (Only one ribbon per order please.) If you place an online order simply place your order minus the ribbon. Then simply contact me with your ribbon choice. (If you place your online order with the ribbon then it is not free.)
And remember to share, comment, and like to finish earning your tickets.
Don’t throw away your Christmas ribbon. That red ribbon becomes a great accent for Valentine’s Day. Start thinking outside the box. Just about anything allotted for Christmas can be re-purposed for Valentine’s Day. Remember to look sideways, upside down, and backwards at your supplies.
As I was having fun with Facebook Live last night I realized how much the little things matter. I had missed the trash can and grumbled about how much effort would be spent picking up what didn’t want to go in. Last night’s card was proof of that. The little bit of glue to make some of the wine red finished the card. So, I am reminding you that it is often the little things that matter the most. Pay attention. Happy Crafting!
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it was not intended. Sometimes if you need a wider ribbon you can simply stretch it. Don’t be afraid to take your product and literally pull it apart.
P.S. Just a quick side note that the invitation for Card Class is up! Here’s a photo of the cards (pssst…one is an original design, so cool). Let me know which session you are coming to!
You can order finished greeting cards (3 for $10) or you can come make them (times are listed below). Cost for the class is $10 or FREE for team members. You will get fed snacks and drinks, but not a meal. Come put your own personal touches to your cards. There is a limit of 8 crafters per session. No hubbies, no kids, and no mess to clean up. Please RSVP by Monday, August 7th by noon and let me know which session you are coming to! See you on the 8th, 10th, or 12th!
Tuesday, August 8th from 10 am – 1 pm at the Red Door Crafters’ Studio
Thursday, August 10th from 10 am -1 pm at Stan’s Music (Yucca Valley)
Saturday, August 12th from 9 am – 12 pm at the Red Door Crafters’
Saturday, August 12th from 3 pm – 6 pm at the Red Door Crafters’ Studio
Please comment and let me know if you like everything in one place.