Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My dear friend.....

Hi stampers!  Did you miss me??  I missed you!  I have been doing some things behind the scenes, so to speak :)  Not a lot to post here, unfortunately.  But I did get to create some goodness for the Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week.......  {smile}  This week was a color challenge....wanna see?


Have you ever sat down to do something....and had a stamp set in mind that you were going to use.....I mean wanted to use - no mind changing....just dying to ink up??????  Well I had that this week.  I was going to use Flower Fest......I love this set and haven't had a chance to give ti any love.....even though the colors kept pulling me towards the new nautical stuff......i mean pulling.  But I really wanted to use Flower Fest.  really.  So Here is what I came up with:




I sure hope the fact that I used old olive leaves doesn't get me banned from the challenge- I just couldn't make it work for this card without them.   Did you get a close look at those flowers and that ribbon????  Oh - the ribbon.............Let me tell you - I will be making more of this type of ribbon in the future........  Here - look closer:



ooooo....did you see that cajun craze wrinkled seam binding ribbon?  I know, Stampin' Up! doesn't carry that in their catalog...or in the mini catalog.....I made it out of very vanilla seam binding ribbon.  OH HOW YUMMY!!!  It was easy peasy lemon squeezy! 


Wanna know how to do it?



I want you to be warned.......If I tell you how to do it.......You can't blame me for the impulses you will have to do it on your own.  If you can't resist peer pressure -I suggest you stop reading this right now.

All I did was I took a length of very vanilla seam binding ribbon and colored it with my cajun craze marker.  I suppose you could have dyed it with reinker and a cup of water......but I couldn't be bothered with all of that extra time.  {{lol}}  After I had it colored with the marker.....I placed it on an old towel and sprayed it with water.  I used a spray bottle that sprays similarly to the stamp cleaner spray bottle.  Next I balled it up in the towel to get the excess water and ink color off and then waded it up into a paper towel to dry over night.  Now - here is the IMPORTANT part.....don't mistake your wads of paper towels for garbage - that would be a sad, sad day........

Well - there you have it - total stampin' pressure to go create some wrinkled seam binding ribbon for yourself.  Just don't say I didn't warn you ;)

4 comments:

Deb said...

This is such a lovely card! I had to sneak a little green in my card, too ;) Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Gorgeous...simply GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for playing along this week with Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness...how LOVELY! This is so pretty, Regina! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

Julie B said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the white outline on the flowers. COngratulations on being a pick with Connie and Mary!