Monday, June 10, 2013

She…Is Amazing: Ribbon Flowers Layout

Good morning crafty friends,
Thank you so much for coming by this wonderful morning. Today I have a special layout to share with you. It is special because I actually have a personal picture on it. Typically when I create a page, it is either for a page kit sample or I haven’t decided what picture will be on it, so they usually have a photo mat.  So here it is:
 SHE Is Amazing Layout



She….Is Amazing...And she truly is!!!
This is a layout done for one of my two nieces who just graduated from High School. This is my niece Tori. She is as beautiful inside as she is out. She has grown up to be such a beautiful God’s girl. I commend her for trying to stay true to the call to serve the Lord Most High, in spite of today's world.
The paper I used comes from the Die Cuts With A View Four Seasons Stack and the Rustic Stack.

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These are the beautiful papers from DCWV that I used.
Along with some Cream, White, Blue cardstock.

Here is a close up of the various pretty Ribbon flowers I created. YEP that's right!
ALL the flowers on this page are made from RIBBON :-)

Closer look at the little flower cluster on the top right of the photo. Once again, these are little rolled ribbon roses in off white and yellow ribbon and the Blue “Carnation” is made from blue ribbon.
The heart paper is from the DCWV Rustic Stack


Here is a closer look at the pretty corner bracket. This is a cut file I created and cut in plain white cardstock. I inked it with a combination of Gingerbread Dew Drops and Chestnut Roan Inks and then lightly brushed it with some Gold Smooch Ink.
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Here is a closer look at the title. I cut the “She” letters and then inked with Gingerbread Dew Drops and Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink and “smoochified” them.
The “Is amazing” was printed out and then inked around the edges.


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Here is a closer look at the butterfly. It was already on the paper
and glitter glazed so it matched perfectly!
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Here is a closer look at the fence. I cut it in cream and gently inked the edges.

Inking Details
This is an example of how the Flourish, Corner Bracket and Title were Inked
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Started with a plain white cardstock die cut

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Inked them with a combination of the Gingerbread dew drop and the Chestnut Roan Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink. I lightly “pounced” the ink to get a stippled and not scrubbed effect. The two different inks is essential in giving the look more depth.

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Here is the die cut once finished inking. You can see I did not give it a %100 percent coverage. I wanted to give it dimension by leaving varying shades of the inks.

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Next, I “smoochified” my die cut by lightly brushing some Gold Lame Smooch Ink.
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Here is a view of the “smoochified” and inked die cut. A far cry from the plain white Smile


“Carnation Ribbon” 
Flower Tutorial

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Start With Ribbon approximately 14”  Width of my ribbon is 1 3/8”

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Fold Ribbon in half Lengthwise. This ribbon is Acetate so it made the crease easily. For other ribbon, you may have to press it so the crease will stay. You could also choose to skip this step for a more “puffy” petal.

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Unfold the ribbon and apply adhesive to one edge of the ribbon. Next, fold the ribbon back over and seal the two ends together.

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This step is optional. I chose to fold the ribbon in half after
it was sealed shut to make the next step go a bit quicker.


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Begin cutting the ribbon in little strips. Be sure to cut the end that is folded and do not cut all the way through. Leave enough so that as you roll and work with the ribbon, it doesn’t “tear off”.

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When finished cutting


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Apply another line of adhesive along the bottom. The part that you haven’t trimmed.

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Start rolling. Be sure to leave the bottom flush as you roll.

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What the ribbon flower looks like once it is rolled together.

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Back side of ribbon to show that you try to keep the bottom flush as you roll.

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Finished Ribbon Flower Smile

For the Folded ribbon rose flowers, I have a couple of videos. One using the ribbon and one using paper. The paper one is a little better quality video as I am still learning how to do the videos Smile
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VIDEO LINK



Again, here is one last look at the completed layout.

I used the following products to complete this layout..

PCW She Is Amazing Cut File Set
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DCWV Rustic Stack

gingerbread-ddrops
chestnut roan
Misc. White, Cream, Blue and Yellow Ribbon
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Gold Lame Smooch
Misc. Button and Brad
Misc. Pearl Gems
Blue, White and Cream Cardstock


Whew…I think this about covers it! Be sure to come back by tomorrow for another great SVG project and a new Free Cut File! Also, be sure to leave me a comment on yesterday’s post as I will be picking someone randomly to win the cut files I used on that project!

Thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me.

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10 comments:

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Absolutely stunning. So many amazing elements and techniques. Congrats to your niece and to you on a beautiful layout.

Charlotte said...

Oh Melin, This is just beyond gorgeous!! Each and every element is perfect. I stand amazed at your talent.
charlotte

Brenda said...

Wow Melin this is amazing!! I love the technique you used on the photo corners and I love, love the ribbon flowers! This layout is so beautiful and I love the papers you used!! Your niece is beautiful and sounds like an amazing woman!! Must take after her aunt!! Thanks for the tutorials on how to make these flowers!! Hugs!

Favorite Favors said...

Beautiful layout!!

Glenda said...

Gorgeous layout and young lady! Love your design and the flowers! Thanks for sharing the carnation tutorial!
Glenda

Jen said...

SHE is amazing because she comes from a family of amazing women -- including her very talented Aunt Melin! Gorgeous LO, my friend!!!

Sandra H said...

Absolutely beautiful x

Pazzles said...

This is beautiful! TFS

JoAnn said...

Beautiful layout and beautiful neice. Love all the gorgeous details on the layout. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to your neice on her gradutation.

Suze said...

I love these flowers. Thank you for sharing the technique.