Good morning and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop.
If you've just been inspired by Jeannie's fabulous work, you are in the right place. If not, you can join us for some vintage pink and brown inspiration with the gorgeous August RRR Ribbon Club Assortment by hopping on over to the RRR Blog to start at the beginning. There you will find all the blog hop and prize details.
Just look at the gorgeous ribbons in this month's RRR Ribbon Club Assortment! These soft colors are perfect for a sweet feminine card or you can pull out the browns and ivory ribbons like I did to go for a masculine feel. Are you a Ribbon Club Subscriber? If not, you can sign up here and start receiving one of these gorgeous assortments each month.
"You Are One of a Kind"
Tips and Techniques:
Layered Ribbon ~ I inked the Ribbon Club ivory satin with brown ink to give a more masculine feel, then layered it with the back side of the brown grosgrain with pink stars to wrap around the card.
Twine Flower ~ I used 20lb Natural Hemp to create my Twine Flower and added a button from the Natural Button Grab Bag. The tutorial for my Twine Flower can be found here. Bonnie has many cords that can be used to create twine flowers. Check out these selections: Hemp Cord Spools, Hemp Cord Assortments, Baker's Twine, Jute String, and Metallic White String.
Background Fibers ~ Wide natural ribbons can add so much grungy texture to a masculine card. Here I used Champagne Netting and Natural Jute Ribbon. I also wrapped the sentiment block with Natural Jute String.
Rusty Chipboard ~ This chipboard from Donna Salazar's Hand Drawn Swirls was altered to look rusty by coating the top of the chipboard with a nice thick coat of Helmar Acid Free Glue. While wet, I heated the glue with my heat tool until it bubbled up, then applied Alcohol ink to color and heated some more to achieve this masculine rusty texture.
Ribbon Tabs ~ For the little tabs, I simply folded short lengths of brown and pink star Ribbon Club Ribbon in half with the back side showing and tucked them into the top corner layers. In the opposite corner I popped on some Choc-a-Mocha Candi.
The edges were machine stitched and distressed with my Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All by Zutter.
Really Reasonable Products used:
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The card I created for our RRR Things with Wings Challenge also used our August Ribbon Club Assortment along with a variety of other ribbons and products from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store. The Ribbon Club ivory satin and lace are layered across the card.
Details and additional photos for this card can be found here.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Products
August Ribbon Club Assortment (Ivory Satin Ribbon and Lace)
I hope you've been inspired to grab your August RRR Ribbon Club Assortment and start creating!
Your next stop on the RRR July Blog hop will take you to
to some amazing inspiration from Cheryl.
Thank you for hopping through the RRR Blog Hop with us today.
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~