Monday, March 24, 2008

Blog Hop: Ways to Use Ribbon

Well, I must say that this was a true challenge for me. We were supposed to use ribbon in a unique way and I had a picture in my mind. It sort of looks like the card...doesn't that happen a lot? Anyway, I got up close and personal with my sewing machine. Now, I have a business sewing purses so I should be familiar with my machine but it's different when you are zig-zagging on a piece of cardstock and trying to ruffle ribbon with sparkly thread at the same time. Needless to say, I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out. It's not perfect but I like it as is. Then, I used Polka Dot Basics in the background. I stamped the smallest dots with Versamark and then applied clear embossing powder. It just gives it a little something. Along the bottom of the card I used more of the Aqua Mist ribbon and added a Making Memories "congrats" tag.
I hope the colors come out right...I have such a hard time photographing this color.

I think the colors look better on this card.

Close up of one of the ruffled letters:

Supplies:
PTI white cardstock
PTI aqua mist cardstock
PTI Polka Dot Basics stamp set
PTI aqua mist ribbon
Versamark ink
Tsunsinki embossing powder
Sewing machine with shiny thread

29 comments:

Kimberly said...

DARLING!! LOVE that you made the words out of ribbon!!!!!! tfs! :)

Penny said...

I love it! The letters are such a fantastic idea :)

And look at that, we both made mint baby cards with ruffled ribbon but they are totally different!

Tracy said...

What patience you must have had to stitch all those little letters! It looks super cute.

wendy said...

Very clever! :)

Donelda said...

Oh wow, what a great idea!! I'd have never thought of this. thanks for sharing!!

Katie said...

Love it! What a cool idea!

cadnileb said...

I like your idea of ruffling letters. :o) Good job with the challnege!

Julie said...

great job Kristy! this looks like a lot of hard work. beautiful!

Teresa said...

Super cute! Love the way you used the ribbon to create letters!!!

Jewels said...

SUPER cool!! I love it!!!

Theresa Tyree said...

Love it Kristy!! I know it's not easy to form AND stitch letter ribbons like that. Great job!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Adorable!

Aimee said...

great use of the ribbon...

Heidi said...

Wow, this is so sweet! What a nice card!

Bethany Paull said...

Pretty! That must have really taken some skills.

Deanna said...

So cute but I bet it was tons of work!

Niki Estes said...

Great idea to make the ruffles letters! Great card!

Jenn said...

OMG - you must have enough patience to send me! ;) Looks great - you did a very clever thing here!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

OK....TALENT!! That had to take talent. Good Job!!! I can't wait to unpack my sewing machine and try this!!

Nichole said...

So clever! You did a great job getting your letters to turn out so perfectly! I can't even imagine the amount of work this technique took! Way to go with following through with your vision!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

cool way to spell out "baby"!

Lesli said...

Very creative use of ribbon - I like the letters alot!

Janine said...

What a wonderful site and a fab card with the ribbon.

IamDerby said...

Well i would have never thought of this. You are so creative!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Wow, very unique letters..Great job

Anonymous said...

Kristy! How challenging! It looks wonderful! Babies~

Mom of boys said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing!!!

Jeanne said...

Wow! Love the details! Don't just love the aqua mist color! You have a lot of patience!

Scr@p and More said...

que bien!!!CON CINTAS LA PALABRA BABY ME FACINO!!
SE QUE ME ENTENDERAS LEI QUE ERES MAESTRA DE ESPA~OL, SALUDOIS DESDE PUERTO RICO