Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #6

Hello, I adore Judith's Challenges over on her blog.  The colors in the current challenge are beautiful.  When I first looked at the photos, I thought I'd use the scallop inspiration, but I went much simpler and used some of the colors, stamps and twine I had used for this card.  I kept the card design very clean.  Yesterday and today, I have a top panel, but I didn't layer it with a different color card stock.  I like just slightly inking the edges on the top panel to make it stand out a bit.

Hope you enjoy this...I'll also be posting this for the current Hero Arts Challenge

Ingredients:  Twine:  The Twinery; Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink Pumice Stone and SU Baja Breeze; Stamps:  Hero Arts

A few of you asked yesterday how I tied my double bow.  I use the Dawn McVey's video to tie a single bow.  The key is to anchor the first bow with a glue dot.  Once I've got the first bow at the right size, I tie the second bow the same way.  I don't cut the ribbon and start over.  I used one big piece of ribbon.  I start my first loop in a corner that doesn't already have a loop.  I then tie put the other loop in the opposite corner. 

On a side note, I think tying a double bow is more about the ribbon.  I am not effective tying double bows with grosgrain ribbon, but the Stampin' Up ribbon I used yesterday is perfect for a double bow.  Hope this makes sense...as I'm reading it, I can visualize it, but that may just be because I am the one that made the bow :)!!!

13 comments:

  1. Ooooo...I like! I never use the HA wild flower stamp you featured, but now the creative juices are flowing! (Thanks for mentioning how you did the bow, it's beautiful!)

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  2. Lynn, this is another beautiful and romantic like card. The inked edges are so perfect! I love that stamped background too, I think I might just have to get it after seeing what you've done with it.

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  3. You are so sweet Lynn! This card is gorgeous, I love that wild flower stamp and it looks so effective stamped on top of the script. Thanks for playing with us again, I always love checking out your blog :)

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  4. Such beautiful layering, Lynn! Love it!

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  5. love how you stamped the background and where the sentiment is...love that layout...ok, I think your explanation is the same as how Melissa Phillips explained how to tie seam binding ribbon...but you are correct in that it depends on the ribbon...I think it needs to be thin and very flexible...I don't think it would work with wide grosgrain. Thanks for the help :)

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  6. This is just beautiful! Would've been perfect for this challenge as well, but it just closed... :(
    Thanks for the double bow tip!

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  7. This is simple and STUNNING, love it!!!

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  8. This is lovely!
    PS this one shows up nicely without looking dark on the screen.

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  9. Beautiful!! Love the colors and how you put everything together!

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  10. LYNN, this is so BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the colors and the text and the twine! FAB card!

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  11. Lynn, this is perfection!! I really love the colours and design of this card. It would work for just about anyone!

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  12. This card is absolutely stunning, Lynn! LOVE your color choices... so serene and peaceful. And your bit of twine is the perfect finishing touch! Yummy!

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