October 2, 2012
Hampton Art & Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop
Welcome to Hampton Art & Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! We are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness today! If you arrived here from Patti's blog you are in the right place! If you just happened by i hope you will join us today, Hampton Art and Really Reasonable Ribbon are giving away great prizes, so make sure you comment on each designers blog to be entered!! (And who dosen;t like free stuff!?!?)
The blog hop starts on Hampton Art blog and ends at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog, but you can start anywhere, its all connected!! And don't forget to have fun!!
For my project i wanted to do something a little different then a usual card, so i decided to do a wreath instead of a card .... but after finishing the wreath i felt i NEEDED a card!! So i made a card too!! lol!
I got a wreath at a local big box craft store, only it was green!! I needed it white (which they didn't have, of course)! So i went home and used some left over exterior paint, and surprisingly it covered the green foam pretty good!
Once dried i used some jute ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and wrapped it around the wreath. I didn;t worry about securing the ends, because i knew when i added the flowers, they would do it for me, and by the way, this is more an inside wreath then outside!! ;)
To make the flowers i got some satin fabric in pink tones and cut out some strips. (the bigger the strip bigger the flower). Then i cut each strip in square like shapes (no need to be perfect for any of this!!) Next i cut a circle from each square. I made sure i had roughly 3 sizes, large, medium and small.
Then i carefully held each circle up to a flame, but NOT touching!! This melted and curled the fabric. Once this was complete i layered 3 or so circles to make one flower.
Next i used pink pearl pins and pierced all three layers. I placed the flower on the wreath securing the flower with the pin. The pins made it super easy to adjust the placement of the flowers until i had them just perfect (for me anyway! lol!)
As i added my flowers, i used baby pink seam binding, securing it at first with a flower and winding it around the other flowers, creating loops and securing it. This seam binding filled in the space between flowers and added another interesting element to the wreath. There is no right or wrong way, i just moved it around until it looked good to me. :)
I also created a little banner for the wreath, and because this is Breast Cancer Awareness month i used the word Hope and two stamped pink ribbons. I die cut little banner triangles and stamped the word out with Hampton Art 7 Gypsies alphabet stamps. Next i stamped 2 Think Pink Ribbons and cut them out.
I adhered the ribbons and the triangles to twine. Then i added them to the wreath with more pink pearl pins.
After i finished the wreath, i thought it really needed a card to go with it!
So i made a cardbase and stamped a text background in brown ink. Next i wrapped the baby pink seam binding around the card and tied it into a multi-looped bow. Then i used some extra flower petals and a pin to make one more flower. I adhered the flower to the bow center. Last i stamped a pink ribbon in Dark Cherry ink in the bottom right corner.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop in the hop is talented Misty!
Hampton Art: 7 Gypsies: Alphabet SC0505, Very Beautiful SC0502, Signature Collection: Think Pink Stamp Set KN2456.
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Jute Ribbon, Baby Pink Seam Binding
Ink: Colorbox Dye Ink: Mudslide, Dark Cherry
May Arts: Twine
Dies: Papertrey Ink: Banner Builder
Cardbase: Papertrey Ink: Rustic White
Fabric: Joanns: Various pink satin fabric