Saturday, March 12, 2011
Red and Black Collage
Sometimes, you just don't know how something will turn out. I had a card base, I had a rub on. I put the two together, and thought, "Well, now what?"
I had made the little flower when at my play date with Christine. (Sorry, I saw a YouTube tutorial about it, but I don't know whose). I took a 6" piece of Stampin' Up's Riding Hood Red grosgrain ribbon, folded it in half, and basted along the selvedge edges. I pulled the basting up tight, tied it, and then cut into the ribbon about 1/4" - 3/8" inches. Pull at the cut edges to get the feathery threads to stick out, add a brad, and -- ta da! Another version of a ribbon flower.
Anyway, the flower was on my desk, staring at me. I had made a rosette for this card, but wasn't feeling it. I tried the flower, and that was that! There was a scrap of red organza in my ribbon basket, and an even smaller scrap of this sticky-backed black check ribbon from Offray. Done and done! The Quietfire Designs diamond border in Onyx and Riding Hood Red stamped dictionary birds from Stampington finished it.