Friday, February 27, 2009

Finally Friday x 2!!!

Hello all!! I hope this finds everyone enjoying a happy Friday and you find time to stamp and create!!! And yes, I know I missed last week, but I am planning early for this week and have this post set to go today!!!
For today, I have two special Diva's to highlight: Adriana Benitez and Stephanie Gittins. First off we have Adriana and her awesome creation!!!

Here's what she has to say:

Hello again! It's a rainy day here in Florida so I've been hiding out in my craft room :) I wanted to share another project with the group - I hope you like it. I like reading quotes and tend to save my favorite ones on sticky notes. I have this one note that I leave up all the time and it has started to lose it's "sticky"; so I figured it would be a good time to put it on something a
little more permanent. Here's my solution:

After coloring in the branch and tree images from Thoughts & Prayers with markers, I stamped them onto Very Vanilla cardstock. The quote itself was cut out of Basic Gray cardstock using the Big Shot and the Billboard alphabet die.
When you are cutting out the letters, keep in mind that some letters can be turned around to make others you need. For example, the p can be flipped to make a q , b or d. This is helpful when you need multiples of certain letters and don't want to spend all day cutting! Take the time to lay them all out on your project and see how they fit.
I used a small Xyron to apply adhesive to the letters. Note: When you run them through the
machine, you'll want to put them face up - the way you would read them - otherwise it will apply adhesive to the wrong side. Trust me on this.... lay them in the machine, then carefully let them slide down; a couple of mine kept wanting to turn over!
Once you have placed them on your project, use a rubber adhesive eraser to remove any extra adhesive from around the letters.

After laying out the words, I decided to only add photo corners (using our punch, of course!) and left off any additional ribbon, brads etc. so that it would fit nicely within the glass panes of the frame. Eventually, I may use ribbon to hang it from the wall but for now it will be resting on my bookshelf so no additional embellishment is necessary. I hope you enjoy the project and are inspired to make one of your own!

And here is what Stephanie has to show us:

Ribbon Flower Card

This is an adorable technique that we learned at the Stampin' Up! Convention last year. I am always looking for new ways to use ribbon.
This particular technique works best with wide ribbon- I love it the most with the 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon, but this So Saffron ribbon is pretty cute too!
To make the flower, you just do a simple stitch along the edge of the ribbon. This is very easy sewing- just up and down, and you don't even have to be perfectly even. Then pull the thread until the ribbon gathers, and tie the thread in a knot. I finished it off with a Build-a-Brad, and
attached the whole thing with a Pop-Up Glue Dot.
You may have also noticed the two-color butterfly; this was done using the Rock & Roll Technique.

Paper: Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral & Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Inks: Cameo Coral, Sage Shadow, and So Saffron Classic Pads
Accessories: 7/8" So Saffron Poly-Twill Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Ticket
Corner Punch, Pewter Build-a-Brad, Mini Glue Dots, Pop-Up Glue Dots, 1/2"
Circle Punch, Needle & Thread

Wonderful creations ladies and thanks so much for sharing them with us!!

Happy Stamping!!!

~~~Ann F. ~~~

1 comment:

carolm said...

great projects adriana and stephanie.