Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mother's Day!

Have you started on your Mother's Day cards? No? Well, no's an idea for one! 

Mom, don't look!! :-)

In case you've never tried 'wrinkling' your ribbons, let me try and explain how to do it.
The hardest part is trying to separate the fibers at the end of the ribbon piece.
Once you've been able to do that, then work on getting a firm grip on one of them in the center.
When it's firmly held, begin pulling on the thread while pulling down the rest of the ribbon in the opposite direction. This will cause the ribbon to start to buckle and curve to the side. Keep doing this until you have your desired length. Be careful that you don't pull too hard and break the thread, or pull the thread out. I have been able to successfully use this technique on satin, taffeta and grosgrain ribbons! So, pull all those ribbons out and see what you can do! :-) Have fun!

Now, do you notice the fluffy looking flowers on the hat? Those were made taking styrofoam balls and rubbing them together to create the fluffy substance. Take the shaved styrofoam and put it in a sandwich baggie. Put a few drops of re-inker in the bag and 'mush' (don't you like that word?) the styrofoam shavings into the ink. You will need to work it in for a bit, but eventually you'll have some nice uniform colored 'fluff' to glue onto your stamped images once it's dry! :-)

Stampin' Up! Items used:
Garden from the Heart #118568 (cling-mount), Well Scripted #118601 (cling-mount), Vintage Vogue #118598 (cling-mount), 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon #111368, Signo gel pen #105021, Eyelet Border punch #113692, Blender pens #102845,
Kraft, Whisper White, Old Olive and Pink Pirouette cardstock.

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