Two quick cards to show you today, featuring Stampin' Up!'s "Deck the Halls" designer series paper -I love the retro look (it brings my childhood Christmases back to mind!) These two cards are ALMOST identical, but not quite ...
IEveryone is making gathered ribbon to add to their paper projects lately, and when I spotted this layout in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of PaperCrafts magazine, I was inspired to try it for myself.
For the card on the left, I pulled a thread at one end of my "Very Vanilla" satin ribbon, while on the card to the right I layed down a piece of "Sticky Strip" adhesive and looped the satin ribbon as I worked my way along the adhesive.
Both techniques have their benefits: the tape method is quick and easy while the pulled thread method looks more authentic (in my opinion).
However, I had the Dickens of a time (did you catch the nostalgic reference to Christmases past? GRIN) keeping the ends of the ribbon from smoothing out again. I tried knotting the pulled thread, using the green bottled Tombow glue (that stuff works on everything!) Heck, I even melted the ends with a lit match - but then it unravelled again while I was attaching the ribbon to the card.
Still, I now have two more cards finished for mailing so its all good.
SUPPLIES USED: (100% Stampin' Up! products)
- Whisper White card stock
- Deck the Halls designer series paper
- Very Vanilla Satin ribbon
- Holly & Jolly Rub-Ons
- Sticky Strip adhesive
Just a reminder ... "Deck the Halls" DSP is included in two of the Holiday Bundles that are on sale right now for 20% off - you get the pkg of DSP and a punch! Order now so you have time to make your own "Perfect Handmade Christmas"