Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More love is in the air!!

Hello all!! Can you believe we just about half way through January already? Before we know it Valentine's Day will be here!!

I have another Valentine card to show you, right in line with this week's challenge!

I've wanted to try the Herringbone technique in the most recent Technique Junkies newsletter and I just hadn't made time. Well, the other day I was sitting at my table and got the bright idea of trying this technique using ribbon!! I plenty of ribbon scraps in bin, and so I went looking. I pulled out red, black and white ribbons and then just followed the directions.

I started out with a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of scrap card stock and covered thoroughly with double sided tape. At that point I just started laying out my ribbon scraps in the Herringbone pattern. Once I was done, I trimmed the edges and then cut the card stock piece down to the size I wanted. This is the largest piece. I was able to make three cards with the pieces I had. I'll post them this week too.

My card base is Shimmery White and I then used Real Red and Basic Black. The stamp set I used is Love You Much and the bird is punched using the new 2 step bird punch in the Occasions mini.

I used my distressor tool around the edges of the Basic Black panel, just to add some texture! Both the heart and bird are popped up with dimensionals. I also popped up the bird's wing. Lot's of dimension on this one!!

Happy Stamping!!



Jenn said...

How fun is that background with the ribbons? :) So cute! Thanks for posting your blog on Stampin' Connection.

StampinCathy said...

Love the ribbon on this card. I just love this technique. I might have to try this one.

The life of an ordinary girl said...

Hey Ann,

You have such great stuff..still been checking out your blog even though I have not had time to join in - hopefully again soon I can. Congratulations to all the girls you have won something from you and been able to join in. You all do great.

Nancy said...

That's gorgeous! I think I would go nuts trying to manipulate the ribbon ~ quite stunning and I love the red, black and white together :)