Monday, March 16, 2009

Framed friends!

I use a lot of ribbon, and in many different ways. This frame technique using ribbon tied in knots and run through a slit in each corner, is truly unique and adds a beautiful focal point to any type of project. I will be using this on a scrapbook page for sure! The frame could easily be adapted to a sewing project as well. The frame is made of vanilla grosgrain ribbon inserted through a slit that was punched with the fiscars handheld rectangle slot punch, I punched it twice to assure my ribbon would fit. You want to punch at a 45 degree angle to give it a mitered appearance.
The real beauty of my card is this pretty bird on a branch from friends 24-7. I colored my stamp with water color crayons and lightly misted with water, stamped on VV then stamped it again in sage Shadow and cut out the bird and placed him on the branch with dimensionals. My background is versamarked, and all edges are sponged with close to cocoa. I tattered the edge of the layer with the distressing tool from Stampin'Up! This look is really worth the few extra minutes it takes to create, I hope you will try it. Let me know if you do!!

1 comment:

Betty said...

I would like to order some of these cards my Reconnecting with Nature class. Please let me know if this is feesable. Love it~beautifully done.