Monday, August 18, 2008

Flight of the Butterfly Catalog Case & Dying Ribbon Tutorial

My upline, Julie, challenged me to do a catalog case from the new catalog and this is what I came up with. I'm still waiting on my new In Color ribbons to I thought I'd try dying my own ribbon to match for this card.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Kiwi Kiss textured, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze & Whisper White CS
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze & Tangerine Tango classic ink
Other: Earth Elements brads, paper piercer, White Taffeta ribbon (dyed with Pacific Point), sponge, stampin' dimensionals

See page 97 for the catalog sample. I kept the layout the same, but used the larger butterfly and a different color combination.

Dying Ribbon Tutorial

First, cut the Whisper White taffeta ribbon (this can be done to grosgrain ribbon also) to size for your project and pick a classic ink color. I chose Pacific Point for this one.

Next, place the ribbon on top of the open ink pad.

Then, smoosh the ribbon using a sponge into the ink pad until desired color emerges.

Lastly, lay flat to dry.


LORI said...

Stacey...Very cute card. I like the idea of a catalog challenge. Might have to try it myself!!

Felicia said...

great way to color ribbon!

Tish said...

Cute card. Thanks for the great ribbon tutorial. Didn't think about using the ink pads!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Too funny!! I just dyed a bunch of this ribbon for my stamp clubs this month. I really like how they turned out and sold several spools of ribbon so they can dye their ribbon any color. Your card is great too!!!!