Archive for September 17th, 2007

With this layout I was looking for a kind of funky vintage look.  Since it’s about my daughter growing up, I wanted to use the measuring tape ribbon from the September Savvy kit.  But, since it has a bright white background, I wanted to age it a bit. 

 My favorite way to age ribbon is Ranger DistressInk.  Just press the ribbon directly against the ink pad and run the length along it until you get the desired shade.  For the measuring tape ribbon, I used Tea Dye ink and for the red twill I used the darker Walnut Stain.  You can also fray the edges of the ribbon for a more distressed look.  I did this with the red twill. 

The flower is chipboard coated with diamond glaze and covered with miniature glass marbles. 

Supplies Used: American Crafts cardstock; Daisy D’s and unknown patterned paper; Sep SnS Savvy ribbon kit; mini rust ricrac – SnS; Ranger DistressInks; The Paper Studio chipboard flower; Diamond Glaze; mini glass marbles; various buttons; felt flower-Target; red rhinestone-Darice; various buttons; Zig writer pen; Purple Onion hand stamp; office inventory tag; scalloped coaster to trace circles

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I love ribbon, ric-rac, and lace, but there are sometimes when I know that using a bold or especially intricate piece may overwhelm my page.  So here’s an idea to solve this problem. 

I loved the color combination of the big intricate square ribbon from the September kit, but felt that it might overwhelm the softer colors in these photos.  So instead of using it as ribbon, I cut the individual squares out and used them as embellishments, just like I would a sticker or brad.  The edges can be easily sealed with clear nail polish or glue and then just glue the squares on the page.  I love the way it turned out.  The blue ric-rac is also from the same kit.  TLF!

Supplies: Patterned Paper-Target $1 Spot; various brads; Wal-Mart button; Heidi Swapp flower; DMC floss; Zig writer pen; AC thickers chipboard; Autumn Leaves stamp

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