YAY - I was chosen in the Top 3 for this card:
Hey all, well hopefully there are no more blogger bugs, because I have a card to show for the "Shopping Our Stash" Challenge blog. This is their first official challenge, and they wanted us to get out our Ribbons. Our oldest ribbon, even a ribbon we have too much of, or just to use our ribbon in a new different way!
I, being difficult, decided to do all 3.
I've had this blue satin ribon in my sewing stash for at least a year and a half, and I have LOTS of it, Bought it on a reel on ebay, and it seems to just stay at what feels like hundreds of metres!
I had seen a few versions of a "heated" ribbon flower, where you use your heat gun and warp the edges of some slitted ribbon to make it like petals, then create a flower out of it. So I decided to give it a go and am very pleased with the results.... Heres my simple card using one of these warped ribbon flowers:
I used shimmery/metallic type papers, which you can slightly see.
These are links to two different VIDEO tutorials for making this flower:
Joans Daily Stampede - The technique I used
DO Stamping - creating the flower then using the Heat Tool.
Also, Just really wanted to show you the two Strawberry plants I have bought, to hopefully grow my own Strawberries, which I love!
They are already starting to flower, and theres one green Berry bud coming up there!
(oh and you can see the frills on the flower)
Hope you like this card, its going to a my friend Kelly's Mother who isn't doing too well at the moment, hope this can cheer her!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!