Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Make Your Own Embellishment-BY: Michelle

Hello - today is Inky Impressions Challenge day! And it is my day to post on the Inky Inspiration Blog as well! Yea! The theme today is to make your own embellishment. I love doing that. And today I got to ink up a brand new Inky Impressions stamp. I TOTALLY LOVE this image, too cute! This is Joey & Lynnie's Cookies for Santa

 Too cute I told you!  it has so many details to it, but it isn't too much to color in. For my card I used Bo Bunny Blitzen Collection - love the fun colors in this Christmas collection. I sewed down my image and papers. Then I went to work on my embellishment.  - First I made my flower, Now you can make these flowers with just a strip of paper. Fold every 1/4 inch then attach the ends and lay flat for the flower. I hope that makes sense. Now mine.. I was lazy and used a Sizzix Tim Holtz Die :0) It cuts too sizes at once -

I cut out of a scrap of off white paper.... Was thinking that I wanted the flower white. But when I put it on the card it was totally blah. So I took out a Marker and colored it! It matches better and has a much richer look now.

 And then speaking of coloring it... My ribbon leaves... I LOVE this "technique" LOL I say that loosely, it isn't really a technique just a simple change of color. And I love to color ribbons to match my projects. But recently I found this seam binding tape that really colors up perfectly!

 This is 100% Rayon Seam Binding and when you color it was an alcohol marker it really takes the color gorgeously! Here I took the beige ribbon and colored it with a Letraset Promarker Pear Green color.

This is the binding I use... you can find it on the internet - google it. - Ebay has a bunch of it. And with 100 yards on a roll it last a long time ;0)

I hope that this gives you some ideas for making up your own flowers - And ribbon leaves.

Make sure to pop over to the Inky Impressions Challenge today - fabulous challenge, and the other DT projects give some other great inspiration for making your own embellishments!

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