Monday, April 18, 2016

Tips for Distressing Ribbon and Mother's Day Card

Coffee of the Day - Carrot Cake

Happy Monday, everyone!

With Mother's Day right around the corner, I knew I needed to get a card made for my Mother in Law so I could get it in the mail soon along with her gift. I turned to the RRR current monthly club kit for my inspiration.

The turquoise gingham in the kit is one of my very faves! I knew I needed to use it on my Mother's Day card, without a doubt!  I'm also addicted to every color of the seam binding, so I use it on almost every project I make it seems.

my card took on a shabby/vintage flair, so my ribbons needed to follow suit. one of the things I love about almost every ribbon at RRR is how easy it is to distress them.

the turquoise gingham was run through kraft ink to give it a county/shabby feel. you could also use a kraft marker to achieve the same effect.

the forsythia seam binding was slightly dampened. while wet, I added small amounts of 2 different shades of ink to my hands and crumpled it all up into a small ball. I kept rolling and rolling the seam binding into a ball, similar to what you would do with clay or play dough until I had achieved the desired effect - lots of wrinkles and different shades. unravel and it's ready to use! if the seam binding is still damp, just let it air dry or hit it very fast with a heat gun.

the mulberry flowers are just as easy to distress. the turquoise chrysanthemum was a bit bright, so I added a wash of kraft ink with a watercolor brush. used the same technique to change the color of the white one, too. easy peasy! pale yellow open roses and a mini sweetheart blossom were added to the floral bouquet.

natural burlap string is tied through the large vintage button. the digital papers are from the Prima Anna Lee collection, which matches the gift I made for her. digital library card printable is from Cameo Shoppe, and the Mom digi is by SheepSki Designs as part of the Outlawz progressive challenge. distress stickles was added to both the digi and the little tag.

be sure to play along in our current challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon, "Things with Wings and ribbon or trim!"

Eclectic Ellapu - spring flowers
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Allsorts - ribbons and roses (roses are tucked in with the chrysanthemums as well as on the papers)
Hiding in My Craft Room - lots of layers
Little Claire's - spring colors
Through the Purple Haze - layers
Creative Corner - spring flowers
Pattie's Creations - Easter or springtime
Polkadoodle - floral frenzy
A Beautiful Mess - anything goes


Judy McKay said...

Pretty collage. Love the colours and your design. Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Sandy Palmer said...

What a very nice vintage look! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a wonderful card.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the design, Thank you for joining in our Ribbon and roses challenge this week at Allsorts Good Luck
Kevin xx

Helene Ericsson said...

Wonderful project and thank you for the colouring tips! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hi, A beautiful project!! Love all the embellishments which fit together perfectly. Thank you for joining us at A Beautiful Mess good luck. We hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Crafty Hugs Jen (DT/Owner)

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Ribbons & Roses' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Katrina Bufton said...

Beautiful card, I love the shabby chic look and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in the Floral Frenzy challenge at Polkadoodles,
Katrina x

Unknown said...

Lots of lovely distressing! Thanks for entering the Layers challenge at Through the Purple Haze, Jackie DT x

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x

Vic said...

A lovely "vintage " looking card - Its perfect for our challenge this month at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x