Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Inky Impressions Challenge - Cookies for Santa

Hello - today is Inky Impressions Challenge day! And it is my day to post on the Inky Inspiration Blog as well! Yea! The theme today is to make your own embellishment. I love doing that. And today I got to ink up a brand new Inky Impressions stamp. I TOTALLY LOVE this image, too cute! This is Joey & Lynnie's Cookies for Santa 

Too cute I told you!  it has so many details to it, but it isn't too much to color in. For my card I used Bo Bunny Blitzen Collection - love the fun colors in this Christmas collection. I sewed down my image and papers. Then I went to work on my embellishment.  - First I made my flower, Now you can make these flowers with just a strip of paper. Fold every 1/4 inch then attach the ends and lay flat for the flower. I hope that makes sense. Now mine.. I was lazy and used a Sizzix Tim Holtz Die :0) It cuts too sizes at once -

I cut out of a scrap of off white paper.... Was thinking that I wanted the flower white. But when I put it on the card it was totally blah. So I took out a Marker and colored it! It matches better and has a much richer look now.

 And then speaking of coloring it... My ribbon leaves... I LOVE this "technique" LOL I say that loosely, it isn't really a technique just a simple change of color. And I love to color ribbons to match my projects. But recently I found this seam binding tape that really colors up perfectly!

 This is 100% Rayon Seam Binding and when you color it was an alcohol marker it really takes the color gorgeously! Here I took the beige ribbon and colored it with a Letraset Promarker Pear Green color.
This is the binding I use... you can find it on the internet - google it. - Ebay has a bunch of it. And with 100 yards on a roll it last a long time ;0)

I hope that this gives you some ideas for making up your own flowers - And ribbon leaves.

Make sure to pop over to the Inky Impressions Challenge today - fabulous challenge, and the other DT projects give some other great inspiration for making your own embellishments!

HUGS and -



Carol Dee said...

Beautiful card and great tip for the seam binding. I have lots of the stuff around :) Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs...

Kirsten Alicia said...

Such a lovely image & the finished card is beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving to you, your OH & all your furry/hairy babies.

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, I love this image too, they are sat coloured up on my desk waiting to see a card lol. Joey x

Helen said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the tip on the binding colouring. Hugs.

Carrie said...

Oh this is so cute sweetie... love that flower die... may need that lol xx