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Sunday, 27 May 2007

Bee A Mused!

I spent a few hours making cards today for the AP Ambassador's Competition. They are, of course, all available to view in my gallery but I just wanted to share this one with you (it's my favourite!!). The flowers are punched from ribbon (yes really!) that has been treated with a very cool product called ribbon stiffener (see, there's a clue in the title there) which, once dry, allows you to punch, die cut etc without fraying.
The challenge for this week, which ends today, was to use punches as well as the A Muse stamps so I had a lot of fun trying out the ribbon stiffener with various punches and conbining with a few of the stamps that I've not used before. This card uses two punches, the flower and a circle punch for the greeting. I've also used a couple of the stamps that Auntie Jane has lent me and some Strano ribbon samples (the joys of owning a shop!) sent over from the US for me to try out (they also make the ribbon stiffener). The flower centres are mini heart Twinkle Stickers, also by A Muse. I usually avoid gems, partly because they are a bit fiddly but these are self adhesive and soooo easy to use that I think I might becaome a BIG fan. To add movement to the bees (this stamp is sooooo cute!) just add a few dots with a fineliner - v. effective!
There's another card posted over on the shop blog and more info on the ribbon stiffener!! And if you haven't already, don't forget to post a comment on the post before this for your chance to win blog candy!!

1 comment:

Nina said...

Oh how lovely and how impressed am I with the ribbon stiffner, looks like something else I need to add to my list of wants

Still Loving Cosmo Cricket!