I finally got a chance to use my new Basic Black satin ribbon. Oh, wow! It’s so rich looking. I’m going to have to make a black & white card, but for this one, I used Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand with the Basic Black.
I got the idea for this card from Stampin’ Success, the business magazine Stampin’ Up!® publishes for demonstrators. For some reason, I couldn’t get a really clear picture of it, though. Maybe it’s because it’s a little overcast today.
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Elements of Style; Ink: Blush Blossom, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz classic; Versamark; Paper: Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Sahara Sand card stock; Other: Frame, Oval Scallop die; gold brads, basic jewels – pearls, Basic Black satin ribbon, crop-a-dile, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Simply Scored scoring tool, mini glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, Wild Wasabi embossing powder, heat tool, modern label punch, Dazzling Details*, 1/2″ circle punch (*available in the Holiday Mini Catalog; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)
There are a lot of little “techniques” and details going on here. After I cut the frame, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper folder for a little extra texture. For the Blushing Bride flowers, I used the “rock & roll” technique (ink the stamp in Blush Blossom, then roll the edges in Perfect Plum). And, of course, I heat embossed the sentiment on the Basic Black label. Finally, before I put the card together, I added two score lines along the right edge. It’s not super obvious, but it adds a little something. A pearl looked a little lost in the center of the larger flower, so I punched a 1/2″ circle flower from some leftover “Vintage Wallpaper embossed” card stock, added it to the flower, then stuck on a smaller pearl and some Dazzling Details.
The idea to punch the scallops on the frame was another Stampin’ Success idea. Since you can adjust where the crop-a-dile punches, you can set the width of the “bite” to wherever you want it, and each punch will be the same distance from the edge. Easy.
So that’s it. If you haven’t tried the satin ribbon, you’ll really love it! It’s easy to work with and adds a touch of elegance to any project.