By using my mini tutorial today! I *love* having ribbon on a card, but hate the waste of wrapping it all the way around. So here is what I do to save my ribbon...
I fasten one end of the ribbon to the back with a mini glue dot and stretch the ribbon accross the fron of the card. I hold up the amount that I will need to tie (if it is a bow, you will need more than pictured), and cut off the excess. I then use a mini dot on that end to fasten it on the other side, pulling it straight to be in line with the other side. Then at the top of the bubble in your fingers, cut it, and then tie in a knot or bow!
The color challenge today was a gooder. I love doing black and white with the POP of one color, and today the color was cool carribean. I didn't have that color (flinching from the flames), so I went with tempting turquoise. I also used a newer technique to me, crayon resist, and really like the way it turned out. All products used are Stampin' Up!, unless typed otherwise.
I stamped the butterfly from Wonderful Wings (retired) on glossy white with black stazon. I then used a crayon to color in some areas that I wanted to remain white, and brayered over the top with turquoise. I rubbed the crayon off with a swiffer sheet, and WHA-LA, a beautiful butterfly. I matted it on white that I punched with the ticket corner and then on black.
On my turquoise layer, I ran it through the Cuttlebug with the textile folder. I then ran my white craft ink over the raised area for more dimension. I then tied my ribbon on, using the tip from above and punched the corners, with the ticket corner punch. I mounted in on the white with dimensionals which had been matted on the black, with the brads in the corners. I then attached the butterfly panel with dimensionals, as well.
I really love this technique, since it colors the butterfly in a way not possible before. Thanks for dropping by, have fun and happy stamping!!