Friday, September 17, 2010

TECHNIQUE THURSDAY - Ribbon Ruching & Faux Burned Paper...

Last night was my Technique Thursday class.  Some of the regulars wanted to do one of my "rejected" cards from my Vintage Vibe class last week.  So I designed three technique cards they could learn around it.  I had shown the Crumpled Flower on my blog before, but class attendees had never done it, so that was one of our technique cards.  Then I showed them the Faux Burned Paper technique which we adapted for the Peeling Wallpaper technique on the card.  Finally, we did Ribbon Ruching, which everyone used a little differently on their cards.  I used it in a pleating ruche on mine.

  • Stamp Sets – Sense of Time (#113804, $22.95)
  • Card stock – Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Naturals Ivory, Newsprint DSP, Greenhouse Gala DSP
  • Ink – Basic Black, Soft Suede, Tea Stain
  • Ribbon – Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin (#117291, $8.95)
  • Punches – 2-3/8" Scallop Circle XL (#118874, $16.95), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle (#119854, $16.95)
  • Accessories – 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brads (#112533, $6.95), Sticky Strip
  • Tools – Paper Piercer & Mat, Stampin' Sponges, Distressing Essentials Kit (#118762, $19.95)

  1. Stamp your image onto cardstock and color as desired
  2. Tear sides and/or corners in a rough, uneven pattern
  3. Crumble or wrinkle cardstock, if desired. Antique the surface.
  4. With a dark color (Mahogany or Early Espresso) heavily sponge the torn edges and around the edge of the cardstock.
  5. Finish with a “singe” of black soot around the edge of the card stock and anywhere else you would like.
  • Begin with a ribbon that is not too stiff.
  • Sewing Method—Using a matching thread make zigzag stitches along the length of the ribbon, pulling the thread to gather the ribbon as you work along (every inch or so). Once you have enough length gathered up, knot the thread securely and cut. Adhere to your card with Sticky Strip.
  • Sticky Strip Method—Apply Stick Strip where you want the ribbon. Gather the ribbon together in your fingers, ruffling it or pleating it and stick it to the Sticky Strip as you go along. When finished, be sure to press ribbon down well into the Sticky Strip.

1 comment:

  1. Just beautiful - great techniques too! Thanks for sharing. ~chris


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