Saturday, September 24, 2011
Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Lace
Lace is the subject of today's Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style post! Lace can be so versatile...borders, bows, even blossoms...plus it can add a much needed texture to papercraft design.
My design for today primarily uses Melissa Frances products. Take a look, and I'll tell you all about it...
I wanted to create a tag with vintage appeal...Melissa Frances "Vintage Attic Treasures" decorator paper was just what I had in mind, and was used for the base and layers of the design.
The fleur de lis stamped on the right side of the tag is from JustRite's new "Bon Voyage" set. I stamped off once, using Versafine Sepia Ink, before stamping onto the tag. I was hoping to achieve a faded look, and was happy with the results.
Did you notice the Melissa Frances "Neutral Vintage Crepe Paper" peeking out from behind the Prima "Oatmeal Millinery Collection" blossom? I made it by pleating the crepe paper into a fan, threaded a needle and twine through the base, then tied the twine tight after connecting the ends, fashioning the blossom. It looked like an accordian blossom at this point, so I simply flattened it out in my palm. Antique linen distressing ink on the edges adds a bit of interest and highlights the folds of the crepe paper.
May Art's 1/4" Ivory Silk Ribbon, touched up with some of the antique ink, makes a base for a Melissa Frances vintage "Small Lockbox" key embellishment. The resin key comes in a white color, so I dabbed a bit of linen paint on it to tone it down to match the rest of the design.
The "inspirational" portion for today is the Melissa Frances cream colored "Lace Trim." You can purchase it in either cream or white colorway.
More of the May Art's Ivory Silk, as well as May Art's natural "Burlap String," tie off the top of the tag. This was a fun project, and came together fairly quickly.
All of the supplies used today are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
If you're looking for lacey love, be certain to check out the rest of the blog lineup:
Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Once again we have Mystery Blog Candy (see first photo of post), meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, September 27 and will be posted on Sharon’s blog on Tuesday night or Wednesday, so please check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!
Thanks so much for joining us this week. Please be sure to check back next Saturday, when we will be featuring another type of ribbon inspiration!