Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stretched Vases

Today's "Ways to Use it" challenge from SCS is "Altered Ribbon" (WT333) and I decided to fray my ribbon to add a whimsical touch.  I've had this stamp set for a few years now (I think it's retired), but this is the first time inking it!!  Everything used on this card is from Stampin' Up!

I also combined the challenge with yesterday's sketch challenge  (SC343) ...(see yesterday for the sketch layout), and here's the result ...

"Stretched Vases"
Stamps:  It's a Stretch (SU!)
Paper:  Pacific Point, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black; Stampin' Write markers: Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Pacific Point striped ribbon, Real Red button, corner rounder, sticky strips, Tombow glue and glue dots
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I stamped the flower and vase four times onto Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Stampin' Write markers to color in the flowers, vase and leaves.  I cut the vases out individually and used the corner rounder on the bottom edges only.  I attached the strips to a piece of Pacific Point cardstock (front only).

I cut two pieces of Pacific Point striped ribbon and then cut along both long edges of the ribbon, pulling several threads off to fray the edges.  I attached the ends of the two pieces to the back of the front panel and tied a knot across the front, slightly off center.  I used a glue dot to hold the center of the knot in place.  I trimmed the ribbon to size, cutting both ends on an angle and then I ran a small bead of Tombow glue along those angled edges only (to keep the ribbon from fraying any more).

When I frayed the ribbon, I had several long threads of Pacific Point and I used five or six of them to thread through the red button, tying a knot and trimming off the excess.  I attached the button to the front of the knot using a glue dot.  I used sticky strips to attach the completed front panel to a card base of Pacific Point.

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