Monday, February 6, 2012

PTI 5th Anniversary: Day 2 (Card 2)

I immediately thought of ruffled ribbon after seeing Dawn's cute birthday image at the Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary: Day 2 challenge. Narrowly making it in time to use this week's Freshly Made Sketch, I created this:


Since I don't seem to own any sewing needles, I was about to resort to ruffling some grosgrain ribbon using a craft needle and thread when I recalled Laurie's sweet little saddlestitch ribbon trick! Perfect!

After punching a 1-3/4" circle out of my Scor-tape adhesive sheet (this is how I make my own Glubers!), I pulled one of the threads on a length of ribbon to achieve a ruffled look. I carefully laid it around the edge of my adhesive circle and voila! I punched out Dawn's image and, after running it through my Xyron, laid it over top. After doing this, I realized that I should have put a thick dimensional adhesive in the center to sort of support the whole thing but it worked alright without.

The rest of the card involved a scalloped border die, more ribbon, my scoreboard and the Sakura Stardust gel pen. After assembling this over PTI's By the Numbers patterned paper, something was definitely missing. I decided that sparklies would solve the problem. I was able to tuck the rhinestone flourish just under the ruffles and then colored it with my RV14 Copic to give it some color.

Thanks for stopping by!


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
  • Patterned Paper: By the Numbers
  • Image: PTI's 5th Anniversary graphics
  • Dies: medium scalloped border
  • Ribbon: Aqua saddlestitch
  • Other Tools: 1-3/4" circle punch (Marvy Uchida), rhinestone flourish (dollar store), RV14 Copic, Stardust gel pen (Sakura), scoreboard (Martha Stewart), iRock/1 teensy rhinestone (Imaginisce)

11 comments:

Laurie said...

Ack! Love the colors and the layout an the ruffled frame!! Amazing!!

My Creative Side said...

Love the ruffled ribbon!!! and the gorgeous are gorgeous!! love the rhinestones and their placement.

Lynn said...

I love everything about this Dana! Beautiful!

Tui Nathan said...

This is just lovely Dana, the ruffled ribbon is lovely and I like the colour palette you have used too!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Ally said...

Awww, this is just so pretty. Love the colors! And your saddle-stitch flower/medallion is fabulous. Perfect for that freebie image! Love the bling, too. ;-)

Sabrina said...

Beautiful Dana! Wonderful colours, LO, perfect amount of bling (not too much), the scor lines and Stardust pen, the ribbon ruffle medalion...all perfect!

Liz said...

Super cute!! I love all the different layers.

missy said...

Beautiful card! thanks for the ruffled ribbon tip!

Jen Timko said...

This is fantastic! Lovely colors! Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rita said...

Absolutely lovely! The glittery border looks fantastic and those colors? Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Linda Callahan said...

Oh ruffles, bling and glitter - yum!