I finally have gained some confidence in creating a bow for my cards. . . thanks to one of my favorite video tutuorials, The Stay Put Bow. The bows of my early stamping days would only rival a child under five's identical attempts.
I find the Stay Put instructions are perfect for 1/4" or a 3/8" ribbon, but not as efficient for 5/8" grosgrain (TIP: pronounced "GRO-grain"– no "s" sound). I love the quality of Stampin' Up!'s ribbon and was determined to find an excellent video to share for using the "big boys" at 5/8" width. Here's what I found and I'm smiling 🙂
Today's card is another Fresh Cuts sample and reminder to check out my exclusive Fresh Cuts Offer, now through 5/31 or Stampin' Up!'s Fresh Cuts Offers, June 1-30. The layout is inspired by another of Silke's classy designs at My Life.
I stamped the Fresh Cuts block stamp (Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White) for the focal image. I then layered it on Bravo Burgundy. TIP: Sometimes the biggest extremes in color have the most impact. Go for it!
I next layered the main image on Whisper White Textured Card stock. The sentiment from Kind Thoughts is aligned using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and a couple orange micro brads on each side create balance and play up the colors. The remaining mats are Pumpkin Pie and Bravo Burgundy on top of a card base of Whisper White Textured Card Stock (4.25 x 5.5).
Let me know how you like the videos and if you have any questions.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
Stamp Sets: Fresh Cuts, Kind Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White Textured, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Up!'s Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain, Micro Brads