Sunday, November 15, 2009

Frame it with Ribbon!

Today I have some ribbon tips to share with you. I do love ribbon, any and all kinds! I am using the new Christmas Tea set on this card and working with some yummy Red Velvet Ribbon.

I first stamped my teapot image, I knew I was going to paper piece the teapot so why mask it if you don't need to??? Shortcut is my middle name! So you can see I just added in the holly branch images under the tea pot.


I colored the holly with Copics. I was going for a centerpiece type look with this image. So I wanted to ground it by adding a line to use as the base. I just added a simple Black line using a Fine Tip pen and a ruler. I used a Rectangle Nestie to cut out my image, drawing an inner frame before removing from my die.

Hmmm... a little explaining for this pic, at the end I decided that I did not like the paper I used for the Tea Pot.... it was too grey, so in the end I switched it out. Sometimes things just don't look right and you have to change it up! You can see I added color to my Holly Berries and also airbrushed a bottom layer in my picture using Copic W5.

Using my drawn frame line around the edge as a guide to keep me straight... I used double sided adhesive tape to line the edges of the stamped panel.

Removing the adhesive backing one side at a time as I worked around the frame, I added my velvet ribbon. I let the ends overlap on each other in each corner. Gently lifting them up a tiny bit, enough only to get my scissor tip in there.... I cut the two ribbons at the same time, insuring the cut ends would match up just right. This leaves a perfectly clean looking mitered corner.

My little scalloped table cloth was made using the same Velvet Ribbon and cutting it with a Scalloped Oval nestie. Then I attached it to my stamped image, lining the straight edge of the ribbon up with the straight line I drew in the middle of the panel.

I blinged it up with some mini crystals over the berries. And you can see the new tea pot, from my DP switch-a-roo! Finished by adding the sentiment with velvet touches to that as well!
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Thanks for letting me share my Ribbon Tips!
I hope you picked up something useful from the pictures or my instructions!
Jenny Gropp
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14 comments:

Gabriela said...

Oh my! When I initially viewed the ribbon frame and "tablecloth" I thought I was looking at the impossible, at least until I read your secret tips. How uttelry ingenious of you, Jenny. Thank you so much for sharing your secret. Your card is sensational and I'm coveting it BIG time!

Catrick said...

Oh Jenny, this is just exquisite!

Cathy Hughes

Heather T. said...

Your cards and imagination are amazing, Jenny! Thanks for sharing all your knowledge!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is just fabulous Jenny! I love the tablecloth you created to match the frame! What an awesome idea!!

Shirley N said...

Thank you so much for your valuable tips--you are so inspiring! Your card is just gorgeous!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wonderful tips and a beautiful card. Great use of a sometimes difficult ribbon.

leenda said...

WOW! Your artwork is amazing, creative & knows no bounds!

Latisha said...

very pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your great tips. Love the card, too. Gorgeous!

Sue P

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Julie Koerber said...

Jenny, This is just too pretty! What a classic look! And... thanks for the fun ribbon tips! I'm off to search for my velvet ribbon! ;-)

Barbara said...

The ribbon frame is a fabulous idea!! TFS

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so pretty, beautiful job!

Sally said...

Truly fabulous.