Arrrrghhh! Isn't traveling fun? I'm currently stuck in Detroit where a full plane has engine problems. I'll miss my connecting flight to Frankfurt if we don't get out of here in the next hour. . . So, I might as well blog to distract myself, right? Wish us luck!
Isn't Dawn McVey's Studio Style set darling? I just love the little button jar and ribbon stack stamps! Here I'm used both of those images, as well as Heather's Tin Types background for a sweet little card and gift set for a crafty friend.
The box is made from last month's Click Simple Back to Basics box template, along with Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, and Stamper's Select White cardstock.
Button containers are PTI tins, wrapped with coordinating twill applied with Scor-Tape. The ribbon roses are really simple; in fact, I had taken pictures for this already (even though I've blogged them several months ago), and I opened this month's Hand Made magazine to see a beautiful tutorial in there! Anyway, I thought I'd give you my pictures anyway, just in case you didn't see the new issue of Hand Made.
First I hand-stitched one edge of about a foot of grosgrain ribbon and gathered it tightly. (I was using quilting thread, but you can use regular thread as long as you have it doubled.) I knotted of both ends after drawing the thread tightly.
Next, I started stitching the base together, beginning in the center and coiling the gathered ribbon as I went.
This is what it looks like from the top after a bit of pulling and scrunching.
The leaves required no sewing; I simply used a glue dot to hold the ends together.
The Copic markers that I used were PaperTrey's Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, and Aqua Mist trios, along with a clear blender and the T1 gray.
That's it--one more February PaperTrey Ink release ensemble. I'm hoping that my next post is from Germany!