Are You Ready to Hop?

Hi there, folks!  Today, I’m participating in a blog hop honoring Breast Cancer Awareness month with the talented designers at Really Reasonable Ribbon and my teammies at Hampton Art.

Note to my non-crafty subscribers: You are probably asking yourself, “What the heck is a blog hop?”  Whelp, imagine a neighborhood of crafty folks whose houses are open for crafty callers to visit.  You stop by each house/blog in the virtual neighborhood, feast on crafty eye candy while you’re there, leave a comment before heading to the next stop.  It’s a lot of fun, and if you comment on all the blogs, you will get a chance to win a great prize package from both Hampton Art and a gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon!  So if you’re up for it, grab a cuppa and prepare to be inspired!

If you didn’t start your hop at the Hampton Art blog, go there first and I’ll see you in a bit!  If you’re coming here from Trudy’s blog, then you’re right on track!

To honor this day, I crafted a tag with beautiful organza ribbon in sheer iridescent fuchsia from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop, my favorite PS0620 woodblock stamp from Hampton Art, sentiment stamp from Doodlebug, some patterned papers from Lily Bee and Studio G bling.

This beautiful ribbon glistens in the sun and adds great texture to your projects!

Chevron Reinterpreted Technique:  For the ribbon effect above, cut out identical strips of patterned paper and wrap them on the diagonal with the organza.  Tack down the ends with easy glue dots. The slight overlapping creates areas of more intense hues and makes these somewhat deconstructed chevrons really pop!  You can also do this with strips of paper in varied widths for a funky final effect.  If you visit my channel on youtube, you can see exactly how I do it! Over there, I’m also known as contadinak!  Some Studio G jewels in the centers of these punched blooms complemented the ribbon perfectly!

For the focal image you can see in detail below, I first stamped this beautiful bloom on a  white cardstock square.

Heat Embossing: I’ve used this stamp on so many projects – it’s one of those stamps that makes a stamper truly happy.  There is so much detail in the veining on the petals and it’s achieved with one easy impression. I colored the petals with Prismacolor markers and then preserved the image with some heat embossing.  To do this, I went over the image with a watermark pen, sprinkled clear embossing powder on the wet surface, tapped off the excess, then set a heat tool on it.  Then I spritzed lightly with Smooch Spritz in Sea Kiss. Because I had masked the bloom, it was easy to daub off the spritz which had pooled on top of the resist.

I hope you enjoyed my project – don’t forget to comment here and on every stop along the way!

The next stop on your hop is Judy!  See ya’ later!

FYI, if at any time you get lost, just go back to the Hampton Art blog to get back on track.  Hope you have fun – I’m looking forward to seeing hopping along with you and seeing all the beautiful projects from the other designers!


35 thoughts on “Are You Ready to Hop?

  1. As always you come up with some really different looks and never cease to amaze me this is just so cute and I like your out of the box thinking.tfs

  2. Oooh. Love your card. I’m addicted to their ribbons. I get them each month. They are the best I have found so far to work with. Great job with all the elements to your card. Love your creativity.

  3. I really like the idea of wrapping the paper with the ribbon! Thanks for the detailed instructions on embossing the colored image of the flower ~ I am going to try that great effect!

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