Sunday, August 25, 2013

Orange Ribbon with Brown and Cream

Fall colors and a nice variety of texture. The May Arts chevron ribbon is lovely to work with. 

Technique:  The ribbon "bow" is a separate flat piece of ribbon.  I pinched it in the middle and sewed it diagonally onto the main piece with a few stitches of white thread.  Then I wrapped it a few times with embroidery floss to create the effect of a knot.  It flattens down for mailing, with less bulk than a real knot, and it was easy to do. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) rustic white, orange zest, terra cotta tile (rust), dark chocolate (brown), and kraft.
  • The star is punched with a 1/4" Fiskars star punch.
  • Dies are PTI tremendous tags and heart prints (medium and small hearts).  
  • For stability and dimension, I backed the brown tag with a circle cut from PTI coaster material. 
  • Embossing folder is Cuttlebug candy cane stripe.
  • Chevron ribbon is by May Arts.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC 721 and 920
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (306)

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