2/14 In Color 2010/11 Ribbon Fringes

 I needed to come up with a birthday card this weekend for my daughter who turned 17. She has always been enchanted by the Far East so I decided to use Eastern Blooms. I used the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge as my starting point and was able to put this card together in record time!

The one thing that was holding my up, however, was my ribbon treatment. The coordinating Poppy Parade Ribbon seemed too bulky and after fussing around with it, I decided to cut it in half and that led me to discover how easy it was to fringe it . .  and the delicate look I was able to achieve using this technique worked out perfectly on my card!

In addition to the pretty fringe on the ribbon, I really like the embossing on the Top Note piece. I used the Finial Press Embossing Folder to achieve that look. The background paper is out of the 6x6 Hostess Level One In Color Paper Pack. The stamp was colored with markers and then stamped onto my paper. I colored over the center of the flowers with the Poppy Parade marker after it was already stamped to accentuate the flowers . . . otherwise they looked a tad faded. The sentiment is from the Level One Hostess set called Silhouette Sentiments. To give the sentiment just a tiny bit of a lift . . . I doubled up Mini Glue Dots. It's a very subtle look that seemed to really work with the overall feel of this card.

The inside of the card is very simple . . . I almost always keep it that way. I used a sentiment from On Your Birthday and added a strip of coordinating designer paper. If I hadn't been in such a hurry to finish up the card . . . I would have stamped another branch of flowers here . . . but my schedule did not allow! We were going to be eating cake in two minutes!! lol! (Nothing like waiting until the VERY last minute!)

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Eastern Blooms (Wood Mount Only 111626), Silhouette Sentiments Level One Hostess (Wood Mount 118474, Clear Mount 120127), On Your Birthday (Wood Mount Only 111664)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Poppy Parade (119793), Basic Gray (121044), Ivory Naturals (101849), 6x6 Level One Hostess In Color Pack of DSP (121028)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Finial Press Embossing Folder (115963), Top Note Die (113463)
Accessories: Marker in Poppy Parade (part of the In Color Set 119801), Chocolate Chip (100071), Poppy Parade Poly Stitched Ribbon (119263)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Adhesive (110755), Mini Glue Dots (102383)

I put together a quick video for you to show you how I fringed the ribbon. I hope you enjoy it and that you find yourself using this technique in the future!


Sooz said…
Congrats to Cindy! I'm sure you had as much fun on Sat. as we had on Fri. Those regionals are just chuck full of great "WOW" ideas. I can't wait to read my notes and try the new suggestions for my classes. Thanks for joining us for dinner on Fri. night!
Sue McNeill
P.S. Love your videos!!!
Laurie Zoellmer said…
Hi Kay! LOVE your video and ribbon technique, can't wait to try it :) LOVED seeing you at Regionals too! Hope you had as much fun as we did! Great job on the video too!
Love the richness of this card Kay. It's lovely!
Kerin said…
LOVE the fringe!! You're so clever :) I also love the colors & added texture, so pretty! Thanks for playing along this week :)
gbarron56 said…
Oh Man, Kay -- you really knocked this one out of the park! Love the fringe - definitely have to try that! And yes, the embossing on the top note is amazing. Thanks for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen
Have been watching your last couple of videos ... and finding it really wonderful to hear your voice. Now I have a face & a voice to put to your name. What a fab idea for this ribbon. I do find I don't use it as much because it is so thick ... but definitely will try this technique. Thanks for sharing, Kay! Hugs xxaxx
Patti Chesky said…
I am loving that fringe idea!!! I had the best time hanging with you and your team on Saturday. We have to get together more often!
Connie Babbert said…
Cool ribbon treatment! Love it! Thanks for playing this week!
Tiffany Bauer said…
OMG!! Love that ribbon treatment Kay!! Awesome job on the card too!!
Selene Kempton said…
Your work always makes me smile Kay! Great ribbon technique!