Whilst taking the Online Card Class, I happen to be taking another class at Studio Calico as well, called “More Bright Ideas.” It’s about new ways to use the products in your stash, yay! I signed up for them at different times — they just happen to run concurrently. It’s taught by Nicole Samuels.
The first lesson is about using ribbon and fabric. The project given was a scrapbook layout, and I don’t really do that. Also I don’t use ribbons or notions on my cards much, as needle-crafting is not one of my other crafts. But I have a few, and there’s no reason I can’t put some ribbon on a card:
I have a pack of American Crafts self-adhesive ribbon. The project in the class involved laying fabric down like a swatch of patterned paper behind a die-cut aperture. So, I lined up some of the ribbon under a hexagon window punched from a card. This is the second attempt — I completely botched the first one. It was all going fine until I completely screwed up laying the die-cut panel over the ribbon layers. That’s the worst, when you screw up at the last step.
Not quite sure what sort of sentiment to use here. If I ever found a sentiment shaped like a hexagon, that would be super-cool. This will probably be a card I hold onto until the right time arrives, and I’ll add an appropriate sentiment then.
Sorry the picture is so grainy — I took it with my phone. My phone’s camera has been acting up lately.