Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ribbon Challenge!

Whoopsy! My applogies to those subscribers who got
a lot of coded gobbledy-gook in the last newsletter.
(It was an html fiasco, but it was for a very good cause.)

Here's my take on it:

Amber Ink Ribbon Challenge card-mel stampz

(Didn't realize how much I'd like
layering the different digi stamps
to make this scene. Loads!)

(get more bang for your digital paper dollar)

You can alter coloured digi papers
then print them on coloured cardstock:

Amber Ink Perfect Package ipaper desaturated on grey

This was
ipaper Perfect Package Wrap

Pink: Tiny

It was altered this way:

1) Desaturate it & make it lighter (PS how to here).
2) Print it on dark grey cardstock

(You don't have to stick to grey, of course.
You can print on any colour,
but if your digi paper imagery is light gray it will
give you a monochromatic look on almost any hue.)

The challenge is to use the sketch
and add ribbon.

I added a teensy bit of real ribbon
& some quilled-paper faux ribbon rolls:

paper ribbon rolls

Making little mini rolls of ribbon out of paper a hoot & easy!
(I have a tutorial in the works for them, in case you're curious).

Hope you can add your card to the challenge,
or just check out the gorgeous examples here:

(The challenge goes until Aug 22/2011)

Here's hoping your day is shaping up
to be a beautiful one!


sunghee said...

Love how you altered the paper, and look at those ribbon decoration! WOW!!!

Dawn said...

Pure genius once again! Love the digi paper. Fab card too!!

Karin said...

How cute!Those quilled ribbon rolls are the bomb and I love the iPaper background!!

Anonymous said...

Supper cute card, as always! The little ribbon rolls are genius!

Paula | Pammu said...

You are brilliant altering those iPapers! Love the card!

Pam said...

I'm getting this funny feeling that I should find some Barbie dolls and have an entire packaging party with them. I'm just not sure how I would explain it to my Dhubs though. Super cute little bows and ribbon spools!

Mari said...

I just *love* that gray printed paper! It's amazing how we could all do it, but only *you* think of it! :D

Adrian said...

Great job, love how u altered the paper! How cool is that!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This is adorable! I love the little rolled ribbon rolls! Very nice take on the sketch!

Erum Tasneem said...

LOVE those pink and blue mini paper rolls! Genius!
The image colouring is awesome and love the background!

Sylvia said...

What a great card is this. WOW.
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Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHH! This is sooooo clever! I love your creations--and this card is FABBBY! I love how you altered the paper...an I LOVE that ribbon decoration on the banners! FUN FUN FUN! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the RCC! YOU ROCK:)

Kelly Judd said...

Really good idea. Check my card making blog out! www.cardadore.com Feel free to leave some comments and feed back. I've just started blogging my creations x

Suzanne said...

I am crazy about those mini rolls of ribbon, Mel! Great job with the sketch!