Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Papertrey Blog Hop Projects

Ok guys/gals, here is my project. This really was a difficult challenge. Ribbon makes great accents, but due to the texture and limitations of size, it was kind of hard to figure soemthing out unique that we haven't seen before (thanks Charlene and Penny).

So yes, I ended up with what I'm sure everyone else thought of first and that was a flower made out of ribbon which is very similar to the cute ribbon flowers that are on Penny's gorgeous card. But I also really wanted the stem and leaves to be from ribbons too, so what I ended up doing was folding up the moss green ribbon and then ironed the folds in. Then, because I didn't have the exact color match for thread, I took white thread and tapped it onto the moss green ink pad to color it. It worked fabulously and then I took the thread and hand sewed my stem onto my cardstock which a) kept it in place and b) added some texture to the stem. The leaves I just wrapped around and tacked together. The fraying is something that is a pain, but I was too lazy to use fray check so I was just careful.

I also wanted to do a little stamping so I used the Boxes, Bags, Tags stamp for the center of my flower. I really need a 1 3/8" punch, but I had to settle for my 1 1/2" punch which is just that "skosh" too big. I layered that onto the SU! scallop punch to finish up the center of the flower.

I also had to make the card big because my flower was so big. The card is a 5x7. If I ever make another one, I would move my sentiment up and put a photo corner on the right bottom (SU! photo corner punch).

I love the new paper, especially the patterned paper and Berry Sorbet! Something else I can't get enough of is the swiss dot cuttlebug folder. Its awesome!
(Everything is Papertrey ink) Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Pink Patterned Paper, Ink: Black palette, Berry Sorbet Palette, Stamps: Boxes, Bags and Tags, Women of Life, Ribbon: Berry Sorbet, Moss Green, Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, thread

I hope you guys like it!

Ok, here is another one that I did too. Again, I learned something. I was wanting the the ribbon to be raised off the card (like a frame), so I used pop dots, but the ribbon isn't sturdy enough and you can see the pop dots underneath the ribbon. Well, as many of you know, when you get pop dots on they are stuck and when I tried, the ribbon started really fraying so... Next time, I would either do 2 or more layers of ribbon, use some Stiffy or something equivalent, or just regular ole' tape runner.

99% everything PTI - Cardstock: Stamper's select white, Berry Sorbet, Ink: Moss Green, Berry Sorbet, Cocoa (CTMH), Stamps: Out on a Limb, Shapes by Design, Ribbon: Moss Green, Other: Flower Punch, White Brads

Hope you Likey :)





Ok, one more idea that I didn't get time to figure out, but the ribbon gathers very nicely. It's rather bulky, but still looks pretty.


35 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome job...love how you twisted the ribbon stem.

Kimberly said...

Love the flower on the top card and the green frame! tfs!!! :)

wendy said...

love the ribbon stem! that is brilliant!

StamperSharon said...

Love your flower and especially the twisted stems & leaves!

Donelda said...

Katie some excellent ideas!! I love your top card!! Very creative. Thanks for sharing

cadnileb said...

I like your twisted ribbon stem. Great job with the challenge!

Teresa said...

Love your flower, especially the center and the leaves and stem!!!

Jen said...

Awesome use of ribbon. Love the stem!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

ADORABLE!

Theresa Tyree said...

Beautiful job, Katie! I just love that ribbon frame!

Kristy Vernon said...

Both cards are great! I love the first card with the flower.

Lori said...

Pretty! I like the layers in your ribbon flower. Your ribbon frame is a great idea, too!

Lori said...

Pretty! I like the layers in your ribbon flower. Your ribbon frame is a great idea, too!

Bethany Paull said...

love the matching stem.

Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Katie! I love your flowers and the way you added the stems!

Deanna said...

Love that the stem and leaves are ribbon too! Very cute!

Debbie Olson said...

Great job on this challenge! The twisted stems and the leaves on the first one are my favorite part--LOVE them!

Lisa Johnson said...

Oh WOW! that first card takes the cake... it's so well put together and is so sweet and elegant all at once! Love It!

BTW... how cool that you are in Bham! We just moved from there about 6 months ago. FUN!

Emily said...

wow, love all the cards, and man are you popular!

Jenn said...

That stem is really eye-catching! Great work.

Terri said...

Very cool ideas. I especially like how you made the ribbon stem on the first card.

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Nope I don't like it......because I LOVE IT!!! Honest to goodness this flower is to die for. I have never done one. I totally tried to twist my stem and could not figure out how to keep it that way. The way you sewed it is so stinkin' brilliant!!!!!

Shari said...

Your cards are gorgeous, love the flower!

The Zerbst Family said...

Wow, Miss Popularity! :o) I love the cards, colors, and creativity. You rock!

Nichole said...

I REALLY like the way you created the stem of your flower with ribbon. It looks so "artsy". I will have to try this myself sometime soon!

Lesli said...

Great cards - I love how you used the ribbon. Thanks for sharing!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I really love how you did this card. SOOOO pretty!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

I love your flower! Great layout and great use of ribbon!!

IamDerby said...

I love the stem! How creative you are!

Janine said...

Lovely card and a great site.. Many wonderful things to look at...

Heather said...

The cards look great! Of course I'm too stingy to use that much ribbon on one card lol. Love the colors too.

Lauren said...

Great job Katie. I missed the hop but your idea is fantastic!

Kopperhead said...

Now that's just gorgeous!

joslyn said...

great ideas. love the ribbon tricks.

Becky Sorensen said...

Very pretty Katie- I want to see it in real life

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