This week's challenge is "Something Old, Something New and Something Blue". This one was supah fun! I even tried a ribbon trick that I have wanted to give a go...handmade ruffled ribbon...very easy and fun to do...I did a mini tutorial very quickly to add to this post...hope you give it a try because you can save money while you use up your stash :) I know I will definitely be making more.
Always Fun When I am With You:
Card: DCWV Textured
Cardstock: Unnown (using up scraps)
Patterned Paper: Daisy D's Autumn collection 2007 - my something "old"
Stamps: Unity KOTM June 2011 - my something "new"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Broken China, Tumbled Glass -my something "blue"
Other: Punch (SU!)
First, fray the end of your ribbon using your fingernails and pull a bit out of the middle of the ribbon as pictured:
You will start to be able to gather and scrunch it nicely and easily by isolating a single strand to pull.
One important thing I found was to leave the ribbon on the roll until you have the length desired. You can actually pull the strand you isolated completely out of the ribbon if using a single piece...talk about frustrating ;) Look how lovely your ruffle looks!
Next, you want to use a strong adhesive to lay your newly ruffled ribbon on your project. I chose double sided tape because I seem to have went through a buying phase at some point and have too much :) You can adjust your ruffles as needed....hee hee!
Finally, you want to secure the spot where your ribbon meets...I used liquid glue in the photo, but I didn't like waiting for it to dry, so I hid a mini staple with my Tim Holtz attacher. perfect :) You could also cover this with some type of embellishment too.
Just a quick tutorial, but hopefully you get the gist. YOU MUST TRY THIS!!! I promise that you will LOVE the look!!!!
Hugs to all :)