I'm delighted to tell you all about a new magazine style challenge blog (The Next Level) that launched only last week. The ladies in charge very kindly contacted me to ask if I wouldn't mind them highlighting the ribbon border technique as one of their challenges this week. Of course I was only too pleased!!
You might like to pop on over (click on the image) and see what they're up too - there is loads going on. Here is how the first issue was described on their blog:
"Welcome to the first issue of The Next Level, a magazine style read designed to be more than a weekly Challenge blog, but a meeting place for you all to dip into and out of during the week to try out new ideas, tutorials, hints and tips and downloads in addition to the weekly Challenge." It sounds like a lot of fun - you also need to spend a while on the blogs of the two ladies in charge - Ann and Dawn - WOW!!! Their cards are fabulous!! And check out the design team!!
The little card I made to help illustrate todays technique features one of my little Gingerbread guys peeping out through a window!! I know, unashamed self promotion! can't help it! Lol.
I embossed a rectangle onto a white card base and then cut out a pair of window shapes in the middle of the embossing, leaving plenty of room for the ribbon. I added the ribbon border next and then stamped my gingerbread man in black (from my Half Baked stamp set) onto another piece of white card, I stamped a nice green stripey waistcoat. When dry, I coloured him in with copic markers. Then i stamped his face and rosy cheeks and added 'buttons' (mini brads), and stamped the ric rac in white. I coloured around him with a co-ordinating green and mounted him behind the window. I cut a piece of white card a hair shorter than the card front and stuck it on over the exposed ribbon ends and image card to finish it nicely inside. then I stamped a sentiment a bit of holly (from my Oven Baked stamp set).
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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