Sunday, September 27, 2009

Best Day Ever Card

Supplies Used: Verve "Wishing You" stampset. White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip CS. Chocolate Chip Craft Ink. SU Top Note die, Sizzlet Cresent Tag die. SU Soft Sky DS ribbon. Assorted misc jewels. Big Shot, Floss Threader, clear stretchy wire.
Congratulations to NancyRuth!! who's gallery is featured this week over on SCS! Her cards are always outstanding, I love her work!! I chose to case her "More Congrats" card from her gallery. She is the Queen of the Top Note die ;) , so I knew this was a wise choice!! I copied her layout and used the same die, but changed out everything else to materials that I have. While I was working on the bow, I decided I wanted "tails" on it. You know, the two hangy-downy ribbon pieces that fall under the bow? I had used the original tails to wrap around the card layer so there were none left to hang down; all you saw were a couple of loops across the ribbon. (See the "tail-less" bow in this shot.) To add the tails, I pulled out a floss threader so I could pull another piece of ribbon through the bow's knot. (I swear I don't know the real use for these threader things, but I use them to thread ribbon through small holes!) Push the end of the threader through the knot of the bow, but don't pull it all the way through. Stop at about the point where you have the end of the threader through the knot and the loop of the threader still sticking out. Now you want to take your piece of ribbon and put it through the loop hole, about half ways through the loop. Now you grasp the end of the threader and start to pull on it so the ribbon piece follows the same path the threader is going -- through the knot. Sometimes it can be a struggle, depending on how tight the space, but if you tug it, sort of back and forth, it comes through without damaging either the bow or the ribbon piece you're pulling through. And there you have it! The ribbon has come through the bow knot without having to untie or redo the bow! TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful card Anne - and what fun little tools you find to do things I didn't know I wanted to do - LOL!!! love how you added your tails to the bow!!

JulieA said...

Finally! A use for the floss threaders that are stacking up in my medicine cabinet LOL!!! Great idea! Oh, and I LOVE your card. That is gorgeous! Can you email me to let me know how you made the main image?