Friday, May 27, 2011

Manhattan Flower "I Do Day"

I love the sentiment "Happy I Do Day" because weddings are such a happy occasion, and along with the embossed vellum, and some dyed ribbon, there wasn't a need to add much more for today's card.

I started with Whisper White Cardstock, followed by a layer of Pacfic Point and then the embossed layer of vellum cardstock.  I dyed my Whisper White Organza Ribbon with Pacific Point ink so it would match my layers, and also sponged the same ink to the edges of my sentiment. What is really cute about the sentiment is the o above the "do" is made to resemble a wedding ring, therefore, the rhinestone was the perfect choice to top it off. 

My quick tip for dying ribbon is- Cut your white ribbon a little longer than you will need.  Take one end of the ribbon in your fingertips, and then place a Stamping Sponge on top of the ribbon and pull the ribbon through your ink pad using the sponge to add pressure.  Keep doing this until you get the amount of color you want.  I find this way is really easy, and not messy either. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Pacific Point #111350, Vellum #101856
Stamp Set:  Word Play #120308 wood or #120651 clear
Ink:  Pacific Point #111837
Ribbon:  Whisper White Organza #114319, Linen Thread #104199
Punch:  Curly Label #11851
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder #114517, Stamping Sponges #101610, Crop-a-Dile #108362, Dimensionals #104430

1 comment:

Melissa said...

great idea for dying the ribbon - can't wait to try it out!