Sunday, January 22, 2012

Anything but paper

It's Sunday night, so it must be time for the new challenge over on the Amuse Studio Challenge Blog - this weeks challenge was set by Carissa and is to stamp on anything but paper, I choose to stamp on ribbon, and here is my card

The weather here in sunny California is not so sunny - it's been raining all day and the light is dreadful for taking pictures, add to that the reflection from the shimmery ribbon and I was fighting a losing battle - of about a dozen pictures this was the best - if it clears up tomorrow I'll have another go.  In person the card is light and airy and not at all out of focus looking!

The ribbon is 5" wide, so I cut the sugar panel 5" x 3 3/4", stamped the leaves in the new pistachio ink, and the sentiment in grapefruit onto a pistachio oval, which I attached to the panel. I then set it to one side.

Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 5" long and use masking tape to attach cut edges to a piece of scratch paper.  At this point I find it helpful to slide a piece of scrap the same size as the panel under the ribbon to help with the positioning of the blooms.  Stamp the flowers using grapefruit ink and leave to dry - it's important to be patient at this point.  When you are absolutely certain it is dry you can move onto the next step.

Keeping the masking tape attached to the ribbon, wrap it round the panel and adjust, using the masking tape to hold it in place, then release one end and apply double side sticky tape to the back of one long edge of the panel, stretch the ribbon tight over the tape, then repeat on the other long edge.  Remove the masking tape.  There is no need to stick the short sides, indeed the movement is what creates the effect - and makes it so hard to photograph!

Using double sided tape - the kind with backing tape, attach the panel to its mount, and then to the card base.

If you didn't come from the challenge blog, why not pop over now and see what the other hostess have been up to?

The supplies needed to make this card are from Amuse Studio with the exception of the ribbon, the new pistachio and grapefruit inks and papers are from the new catalog and will not be available until February 1st

stamps: wild rose
paper: sugar, grapefruit, pistachio
ink: grapefruit, pistachio
misc: 5" voile ribbon (Mary Ann?)

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