Saturday, August 29, 2009
First Fruits Kraft Card
Y'all know I love squares, but sometimes, I want to make something other than a grid with them. Here, I lined the squares up, popped them, and put them over ribbon. The kraft paper worked much better as a backdrop to these rich and warm colors than vintage cream or white would have done.
Simplicity Tip: Usually, I tie knots in ribbon by punching a hole in the cardstock and following LeAnne's directions HERE. But in this case, I needed the tails of the knot to lie vertically, which would mean a big, bulky double knot. Ick. So I attached the ribbon to the card flat, then took a smaller piece, slid it under the flat ribbon, and tied a knot. The folks at Hero Arts do this a lot.
A huge cyber-hug to whoever tweeted about me on Hero Arts' Twitter group. I got lots of hits from that, as well as few new subscribers, and I really do appreciate the nod!
Next week, I will post a few make-over cards to demonstrate how you can get clean-and-simple inspiration from totally over-the-top cards. This idea came to me as I flipped through the new Holiday Cards and More issue from PaperCrafts. The issue has plenty of CAS cards in it, but I figured I could really get my money's worth if I started actually looking at the highly embellished cards. Boy howdy, I was right!
stamps: First Fruits (PTI)
paper: SU chocolate chip, pumpkin, ruby red; PTI kraft
ink: SU chocolate, pumpkin, ruby
accessories: ribbon, CM square punch, dimensionals