Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ruffled Ribbon

My new Whisper White Satin Ribbon from Stampin' Up! is so easy to work with, I wanted to try the Ruffled Ribbon Technique that was featured on Splitcoaststampers last week.

This technique produces an elegant border for your focal image, and is very simple. All you need is ribbon and Sticky Strip! Simply fold the ribbon and press it onto the adhesive on the back of your panel. The Satin Ribbon is very supple, so it is easy to create gentle folds.

The stamp featured here is from Salut a toi (French version of Hello There), which I earned FREE with an order of $50 during Sale-A-Bration. This fabulous annual offer ends tomorrow (3/31). I stamped the flower image with Pretty in Pink on Glossy White card stock, and then punched it out with the Scallop Oval Punch and sponged the edges a bit.

That beautiful, deep blue is Pacific Point. (There is a bit of Baja Breeze mixed in as well.)

In addition to the ribbon embellishment, I added two halfback pearls from the Basic Jewels.

You might notice that the fold on this card looks a bit different--it is a Buckle Fold card. It looks pretty nifty, but is actually one of the easiest folds to master. The only special tool you use for this is a slot-type punch. Here I used the Slot Punch several times to created a longer opening, but the Word Window Punch is your best bet for this task.

I created the marbled background panel using the Ink, Spray, Smash Technique, which is messy but fun. I'll post another card using this technique and include the instructions in that post.

I'm gearing up for my Workshops in April and May, so please let me know if you are interested in earning some FREE product! I'd love to come stamp with you.

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