Happy Friday! Nicole here and today I have a fun card using custom colored Bamboo Cords. Bonnie carries all sorts of hemp cords over at the RRR online store and I picked few of them this month. Among those I ordered the Bamboo Cord Multi-weight Set. You have 4 different weights that fit all of your crafting needs in this assortment and it comes in white.
So I thought, why not make it more fun? So here I am using some of the Distress Paints to create colored bamboo cord to fit the card them for today. I am using Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, and Seedless Preserves.
Steps are quite easy. All you do is paint on the cords to die them as your liking. I use 2 cords for each color so I would have plenty to cover up my front layer.
To dress up the card, I went from light to dark, starting from the top. I stamped a sentiment on a vellum cardstock and adhered it onto the space I left between the darker colored cords. Added couple of mini sequins, just for fun!
Thanks for checking out today's project- Hope you have an awesome weekend!
Greetings, Ribbon Lovers! Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Today, I'm sharing a card made with scrumptious Valentine's ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and one of my favorite images from Graphic 45.
I layered more of this pretty lace with some pretty pink heart ribbon on the left hand side of the card. I then tied a single loop bow and secured it with hot glue.
I added lots of little pink banners to the right hand side of the image. The raining hearts were touched with a bit of Diamond Stickles, and the top of the umbrella was treated to a coat of Glossy Accents to give it that "wet" look.
The inside of the card is pretty basic...just a simple sentiment and a tiny postage stamp. Lots of room to write a sweet love note if you are of a mind to!
I had to create a special envelope for this card because I didn't have any 6" square envelopes on hand. I kept with the polka dot theme I had established on the card.
So, how do you plan to shower the people you love on Valentine's Day? My mom always used to make a tasty treat for us kids. Dad always brought home a box of chocolates. My sister and I used to make construction paper Valentines for all our family and friends. However you choose to celebrate it, Valentine's Day is pretty wonderful! Thanks for stopping by today!
Next I used some random dp that was in a drawer. Not sure what company, or what name. But I love the prints on both. My teacups are from The Scrapping Cottage and they are absolutely darling. They are called "Teacup Trio". I also made them into a border. I used Scor-Tape to put some of my layers together. I am addicted to this stuff! I LOVE Scor-Tape, and you can find it here!
The little rose is one my mom gave me, and it accents this card and the ribbon!
Hi all...it's Ginny here to share a sweet little banner I created with lots of bits and pieces from my Valentine scrap and salvage box.
This banner was so easy to make. The hardest part was getting my Cricut down from the top shelf - lol.
I started with Random Sweetheart Cherries Grosgrain Ribbon. I used my Scor-Buddy to create these pleated 1 1/2 inch wide strips of book page. Walnut Distress ink gave the outside edge a nice detail. With hot glue I attached it to the flat side of the ribbon.
Here is the other half on the bottom. Notice how it's not even remotely straight???? lol...That's how I roll with the glue gun.
Today I have a card to share with you along with a little tutorial.
Originally, I had a birthday card in mind when I made this, but I left the sentiment off because it could also be used to celebrate the birth of a little boy...or any kind of celebration for that matter.
Anyhow, on the the goods...first I will give you a peek at my completed card, then I will show you how I made that flower out of some gorgeous ribbon.
And a close-up of that flower:
And while I'm at it, how about a shot of that stack of perfectly made (using the Bow-It-All from Zutter) bows:
Now, how did I make that flower? Let me see if I can explain. This would definitely be easier in a video tutorial, but I haven't gotten brave enough to try that out yet.
1. Start out with (5) 3 1/4" to 3 1/2" pieces of ribbon. It's to make sure that they are all very close to the same size so that when you're finished your flower petals will be all the same size. Mine are all 3 1/4".
2. Fold your ribbon, making sure that the ends are pretty evenly spaced on each side.
3. Pinch the ribbon in that center section that crosses over, then fold the tail that's facing right over top of your index finger.
4. Be sure to match up the edges closely to each other. This will form a better looking point in your finished flower.
5. Remove your index finger from the fold, again being careful not to move the edges of the ribbon out of place. You end up with a pointed arrow, like this:
6. Sew a running stitch across the bottom. I like to use 3 full stitches because it gives me that little pop in the center of each petal, which looks the most natural to me.
7. Continue with all 5 petals.
8. Cut a small circle out of cardstock and glue your petals down the way you'd like.
That's all there is to it! Easy peasy!
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and that I was clear enough for you to understand.
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