New Technique Spotlight Video – Faux Ribbon

Yesterday I posted a project I whipped up using the Every Little Bit stamp set.  I promised you a video on how I turn the smallest of scraps into faux ribbon and here it is!  You can also read my post on this card with all the specifics and tips too. Click here to read card post

Creative Tips:

  • My scraps are 3/16” wide and I give myself about 5 inches to work with.  It’s much more than I need, but easier to work with.
  • I use a bone folder to break up the fibers in the card stock.  While this isn’t a necessary step, I highly recommend it!  It makes the paper much more pliable.
  • I water colored my pumpkins with our Watercolor Crayons and the Aqua Painter.  You’ll love playing with these colorful crayons that are yours, not your kids!

I know you’ll love making your own little faux ribbon to match your project – at least you’ll never need to worry if you do run out of ribbon!

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Stamp Sets – Every Little Bit (120558), Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802) Paper – Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Chocolate Chip (102128) Ink – StazOn Jet Black (101406), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Chocolate Chip (126979) Cool Tools –Aqua Painter (103954), Argyle TIEF Embossing Folder (127750), Neutrals Watercolor Crayons (119805), Brights Watercolor Crayons (119804) The Perfect Finish – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin’ Up! Every Little Bit Pumpkin Pie

One of my favorite things about the fall are all the baking scents that fill the air.  Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without a little Pumpkin and Apple Pie.  So this card is my Ode to the one thing I REALLY look forward to each year – baking and eating the pies!

This card is a Clean and Simple (CAS) project that just came together rather quickly.  I wanted to keep lots of ‘white space’ to showcase the simplicity of the images.  That was my focal point.  I popped up the vanilla cardstock for a little depth to the card. 

Here are a few tips for you to help you re-create it and be sure to stop by tomorrow for my first Technique Spotlight video on how I make my cardstock ribbons.

  • The Stampin’ Up! Big Shot TIEF Argyle Embossing Folder is a great go to folder for me when I need that little something that doesn’t dominate the background.  It lends that little something to help fill the space.
  • The Every Little Bit set is a great set for those who love to color and want something that provides for every occasion all year long.  I chose this Pie stamp to highlight what I love most about Thanksgiving – the Pie!
  • Watercolor Crayons come in each color family.  They are simple to use and paired with our Aqua Painters you will have hours worth of fun.  To watercolor I just draw a line on the outline and use my Aqua Painter to pull the color through the image.  Here I used Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Soft Suede.

  • I ran out of Vanilla ribbon this morning – but don’t stress if that happens to you.  I simply made my own coordinated faux ribbon by using paper scraps.  Watch my Technique Spotlight video to see how to quickly make your own too. Watch Video Here
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes is a must have for every stamper.  I used the Happy Thanksgiving saying from this versatile set.  Be cause they are teeny tiny, I stamped it three times in my two colors – Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip.

  • To line up my saying I stamped from the top down, lining up the top of my rubber stamp (I use clear stamps) with the bottom of the saying above it.  It gives me perfect spacing in between and rarely do I mess up.  But if I try it from the bottom up – forget it – I never get it right!  Funny, isn’t it.

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Stamp Sets – Every Little Bit (120558), Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802) Paper – Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Chocolate Chip (102128) Ink – StazOn Jet Black (101406), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Chocolate Chip (126979) Cool Tools –Aqua Painter (103954), Argyle TIEF Embossing Folder (127750), Neutrals Watercolor Crayons (119805), Brights Watercolor Crayons (119804) The Perfect Finish – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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