Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's A Stamp Simply Friday with JustRite's Breath of Spring!

Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge this week is a color challenge, PURPLE & GREEN, ANY shades go -- totally up to you! I LOVE this color combo and can't WAIT to see your beautiful creations!!! In fact, I have been using that Lilac Avenue kit a lot lately! Oh what fun it is using this gorgeous color combo!!!
My stamped image is from JustRite's Breath of Spring Set. It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. Colors used are: VO1, V12, V15, YG03, G21. G24.
A closer view of the stamped image! Kaiser pearls, color-Snow, are placed on flower centers. Lavender Kaiser pearls are on decorative die cut on each side of image. I wanted to try sewing on my silk ribbon! That is what I did to get it to gather before attaching to my oval.
This is what I learned. Use a VERY FINE fabric needle. Other needles will rip the silk. Ask me how I know this! LOL I folded my 1 1/4" width ribbon and sewed closest to the folded edge.
This silk ribbon is so fine and luxurious, when I started to gather by pulling one thread, it automatically started to curl, with the little folded edge turning upon the larger ribbon side. I then used the stitched edge to attach my scor tape, then adhere to my oval edge, bunching it as I went along. It wasn't hard to accomplish, just fussy. I LOVE the result!
We hope you play along this week! You may play along any time, as many times as you please! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use keyword, ssnotime126. And be sure to upload with Mr Linky over on Sharon's BLOG! Check out what PURPLE & GREEN goodness the Stamp Simply Design Team has been up to!
Deb Neerman, (February guest designer)
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY! HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND! TAKE GOOD CARE!
CREATION DETAILS
STAMPS- JustRite Breath of Spring
INK- Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER- SU Cardstock, KaiserCraft Lilac Avenue Collection (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
ACCESSORIES- Silk Ribbon & Kaiser Adhesive pearls (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Spellbinders Borderabilities Lattice & oval dies, 1/16" Scor tape (Joan's Gardens), sewing machine, Copics

22 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

Soooo beautiful! Love that beautiful die and your gorgeous silk ribbon!!!

Angela said...

WOW!!! This is so beautiful Barb
Nice job
TFS,
Angela

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh -- I am in total AWE! I LOVE your ruffled silk ribbon - -what a FAB idea - totally love this look!!! Way to go!!! Beautiful card!!!

Barbara said...

I always look forward to seeing what you've come up with and you didn't disappoint! Love that ribbon treatment and the image is just lovely!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Gorgeous Barb! What a pretty way to frame out your beautifully colored posies!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Barb, this is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE that ribbon ruffle!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, this gathered ribbon is just beautiful for this lovely card. Thanks for sharing this idea!!

Julia Aston said...

I love your gathered ribbon Barb! and the lovely flowers with the pearl centers - a beautiful card!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...this is absolutely STUNNING, Barb! Your coloring is perfect, and your frame is incredible!!

Janine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous card - love your blog - beautiful work!

dstandard said...

Fabulous card - beautiful work - love your blog!

Kristie said...

Very pretty!

Nancy said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! What a great idea sewing the silk like you did. What size needle did you use? I have some set aside but don't know which size does what. lol

מימס mimms said...

Gorgeous card' love the color combo challenge
and what you did with the silk ribbon!

Terry said...

What fun in purple and green! You go girl! This technique makes that Sew 'n Vac techie cleaned machine look very interesting! Thanks.
mt23stamper

Anonymous said...

What delicately delicious work! This card is a true gift to someone very special. Thanks for sharing your beautiful techniques.

Terry said...

Purple and green delicious sewing inviting fibers make a total splash.
Thanks for sharing your talent.
mt23stamper

Lana said...

Barb ,
This is awesome!!! What a great idea to sew the ribbon like that. Guess I will be using my sewing machine more LOL I love your card so inspiring.
Lana
http://blestwithstamps.blogspot.com/

Conniecrafter said...

the ribbon is such gorgeous framing as well as the spellbinder

Julie Koerber said...

WOW Barb... this is so sweet and feminine looking! Don't you just love that Kaiser paper? I am digging it! It's on my craft table and I am plowing through it! :-) Hope you had a fabulous Valentine's Day!

Kim said...

WOW that is beautiful! Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial! I can't wait to give this a try! :) Amazing creation!!! I'm so glad I saw this over at JustRite! :)
Hugs~ Kim