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The Ribbon Slide

>> Saturday, April 4, 2009

by Sue W.


Are you in the Allentown, PA area?? Did you know there's a stamp show this weekend (April 4th and 5th) at the Allentown Fairgrounds (302 N. 17th Street)? Please come and see us!

Did you blog hop with us yesterday? (you can still take a hop by scrolling down to Jennifer's post from yesterday - there's blog candy in it if you're the lucky one or two!) If you did take the hop and love Leonard as much as we do (and all of our fun new releases), we have them with us!

This week has been a little more on the busy side for me - show weeks are always busy, so I didn't have as much time as I would have liked for my stamping. I did however unearth this card that I did when I had a few spare minutes at the stamping show I did in March in Indianapolis. My demo at the show featured our Ribbon Slides and one of my customers cards inspired me to do this card.

These are the stamps I used ~

And this is the card we created.

It was so simple too! I stamped the background (using black dye ink) like I usually do except this time instead of starting in the bottom corner I left the bottom 1 inch blank, but then stamped side by side in rows until the rest of my paper was filled. The ribbon slide was stamped in black pigment ink and embossed using clear powder and then colored using a bright blue marker and cut out along the edges. The inside needed to be removed, which I did by using my craft blade, which created something similiar to a belt buckle. Because the opening of this ribbon slide holds a 1/2" piece of ribbon and I didn't have any with me in black, I used 2 pieces of 3/8" ribbon, slid them up from the back and then down throught the front and after looping them around my card I taped the ribbons on the back. All that was left was to adhere it to my black card and stamp, layer and attach the saying.

Just the way I like 'em - quick and easy!

Week 2 - and they said it wouldn't last!!!

My tip: Want to make your layers pop? Add a little ink to the edges of your layer. I do this by using my stamp pad. If my stamp pad is made out of foam, I gently tap up and down on the 4 sides of my cardstock. If my stamp pad is felt, I rub it slightly side to side on all 4 sides. Please note: do not rub side by side on a foam stamp as the paper can give your stamp pad a paper cut.

Your trick by Mary D. : Did you know that you can use a baby wipe as an ink pad. You just put a dab of the ink refill onto the baby wipe alongwith some other colors that look great in combination with it and you can do a multi-colored image or sentiment.

Keep sending in your tips, if it's posted here we'll send you some blog candy!!!

Have a great week everyone!


Cr8ive ME said...

Yea! I get blog candy.

Super cool. I can't wait.


Jennifer E. said...

Sue, I love this card. It's so elegant, great colors too! Awesome tips and tricks today! Have fun at the show!

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love that bg stamp!
And yes, I do live somewhat near Allentown! Is there a website for me to checkout the details???
blessings, Maria

Jessica G. said...

I love the ribbon slides! In fact, my Monday post will include one. Fun card -- it definitely shows how the slides add wonderful dimension to a project!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What sharp and elegant colors on this Sue!! I love that background stamp...its my fav!! :)

Dawn said...

The colors on this card ore so striking! I love the layout and the ribbon slide is perfect for this card!The tips section is such a wonderful idea and I am learning something new every week! thanks so much for the wonderful tip!

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