Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quick and Easy

Here' s a quick and easy birthday card made with the "Fun & Fast Notes". I love this stamp set because there is a stamp for every occassion. I also love this set because I've found that by cutting and mounting the images and sentiments separately I've doubled my stamps from 8 to 16! I know that you can just ink the part of the image that you want to use, but I've found it so much easier to use this way. I've also found that I use the sentiments so much more when they are separate to the main image.

The idea for gathering the ribbon came from my friend Lin. I love the way that it creates a bit of texture and adds interest to the card. To do this I stuck a piece of sticky strip on the front of the blue card and folded the overhang to the back. I then took my piece of ribbon and secured one end to the back on the sticky strip, turned the card over to the front and began gathering and pleating the ribbon and sticking it down onto the strip a little bit at a time. When I got to the end I turned the card back over and secured the ribbon to the back of the card. Too easy!

The image was coloured with Stampin' Pastels and a Blender Pen. I also used the Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel with Barely Banana ink over the base of the card front and finished off with three pink brads and a dusting of Dazzling Diamonds - gotta have a bit of bling!

Materials Used
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel
Inks: Basic Black, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Brads
(Soft Subtles Collection), Stampin' Pastels, Blender Pen,
Dazzling Diamonds, Word Window Punch

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous card, I will be using this one for sure, and it's easy as!!!!:)