We all need to smile from time to time and this image does just that for me! I used some fun older papers, flowers, and gorgeous RRR ribbons. Along with a tissue flower, stick pins, and a buckle I added rose petal seam binding,carolina white lace, and Mauve velvet through my buckle. Hope this makes you smile too! hugs, cherry
I have some really lovely designer paper that I hoard. I bought it because I loved how it looked, but then I never use it! So today I pulled it out because I needed some butterflies. I think I am one of the few stampers that has no butterfly stamps or punches! This pretty paper is from The Mariposa Stack (8x8) by DCWV.
My images are sentiments from Flourishes' With Gratitude. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink along the bottom and inside the frame, right on the designer paper.
It's Tracey here to share a card project and tutorial. Here's the Mother's Day card I created for my mom. I often buy white or off white ribbon, then color it to coordinate with my project. So, it was natural when making my Really Reasonable Ribbon selections to get several lengths of gorgeous white ribbon. Today, I'll be sharing a tutorial showing you how I dyed ribbon for the bows on this card.
Step 2. Place enough water in a glass dish to just cover and dye the ribbon when wet. (Plastic containers can be used if disposable, since they will be dyed by the alcohol ink.)
Step 3. Add several drops of alcohol ink to the water. You can combine different colors if you wish, to achieve the hue you need. Start with only 3 or 4 drops, mix well and add ribbon. Allow the ribbon to soak in the colored water for a couple minutes. You can pull some of the ribbon out of the water to check the color. Normally the color will lighted a bit when dry. If you want a darker color, add some more alcohol ink to the water and continue soaking the ribbon. Repeat until you achieve the color you desire.
**Note** For more intense color, use less water and more alcohol ink, and use darker, more intense alcohol ink colors.
Step 4. For a crinkled end result, crush the ribbon into a ball. You can let it sit to dry, or if you are like me, use a heat tool to dry, being careful not to get too close to the ribbon, or you may melt it.
Now you have beautifully dyed ribbon, ready to be used on your creation.
Tips and Techniques:
Double Loop Bow ~ Ginny's fabulous tutorial on the RRR blog to create these sweet bows can be found here.
Silky Crush Ribbon Background ~ This gorgeous Silky Crush Ribbon is nice and wide, so just two strips create a beautiful background for my chipboard flourish.
Chipboard Flourish and Butterfly ~ I painted these lovely Blue Fern pieces with antique white paint, then a light coat of liquid pearls in cream to give a wonderful luster and texture to the chippies.
Pearled Chipboard Heart ~ I painted this Blue Fern heart like the other chipboard pieces, allowed to dry, then randomly placed self-adhesive Kaisercraft Bliss pearls on the chipboard using nearly the entire package of pearls. I just love how elegant and soft it looks paired with the bow and flower.
Heat Embossed Title ~ I stamped this mother image on a scrap of paper from the May ScrapThat! Kit with Donna Salazar Pewter Mix'd Media Inx, then sprinkled with Super Fine Detail silver embossing powder and heat set. I fussy cut around the edges.
Hand stitching ~ I pierced the holes around the edge of the card and hand stitched with two strands of Ecru embroidery floss.
I hope you've been inspired to grab some Really Reasonable Ribbon and create a project today.
Other Products Used: ScrapThat May Kit ~ Prima Paper Envoy Lasting Impressions ~ Oatmeal Plaid Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx ~ Pewter Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder ~ Silver Ranger Alcohol Ink ~ Sandal Viva Pearl Pen ~ Cream DecoArt Acrylic ~ Light Antique White 7Gypsies Clear Stamps Ink-Family Blue Fern Studios Chipboard ~ Flourish, Brigitte Butterfly Set Prima Sherwood Rose Cottage #55271 Prima Serenade C #561444 Prima Lady Bird Collection #565480 DMC Embroidery Floss ~ Ecru Beacon Fabri-Tac Ranger Glossy Accents Tombo Mono Liquid Glue Darice Heat Tool Tim Holtz Grid Blocks Martha Stewart Mini Score Board In Stitch'z Bazzill Mat and Piercing tool
It's Tammy Louise here ribbon lovers! I got the chance to play with three of the most contrasting ribbons today! I may have a new favorite color combination as a matter of fact! This Doily die was threaded with a combination of yellow seam binding, layered with diagonal stripe ribbon, and behind it all, the Jute made for a super textured feel to the card. It's a really summery style Happy Birthday card for that special "Bee Day" from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store!
For a full list of the ingredients, hop over to my blog and say hi!
Hi friends and followers of RRR! It's me...Jenn Cochran. Today I have a tutorial featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon and Helmar Adhesive. I have made a gift set for my little Bean for his Kindergarten Graduation. When I got my DT package from RRR, he had made a comment on how much he really liked the Shimmer Satin Ribbons...this was a perfect ribbon for his gift.
This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Cheryl has made for us today.
Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 13th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.
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