Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ATSDTC41 Ribbon~Use tons of ribbon

I have a lot of information for you today. The challenge is to use lots of ribbon. This challenge was super fun. I also made a smallish tutorial for doing the paper piercing on the spellbinders nestability template shapes. I will start with my card and then show you how to do the piercing.

I used kraft as my base. It is embossed with my pin dot folder. The designer paper is Basic Grey porcelain series. Very pretty stuff! I used copic markers to color my bunny and for the airbrushing. (E41, 42, 50, 51, 74, 77; R81, 83, 85; G94, 99; BG93) Details were added with atyou spica clear, Inkssentials white opaque pen, and cotton candy stickles were added to my prima flower. The ribbon blossom tutorial can be found at SCS.

For your supplies, you will need a foam mat, paper piercer and your Tim Holtz ruler. I use my lines on the ruler to see where I want to line up my holes. The line is what you use to keep the holes even. Start by punching your first hole. The key to success on this is to keep the piercer in the hole at all times. When you turn your ruler to keep the line lined up always keep the piercer in that hole. Move the ruler to keep it evenly spaced from the edge.

You keep moving the ruler as you go around and then when you get to the end make sure your last two holes are evenly spaced. It usually works out that your hole is exact but sometimes you have to adjust just a bit. Sorry the last pic is a little blurry. It was really hard to punch and keep my hands out of the way for pics. I hope this explanation is clear.


If you have any questions feel free to ask! Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities!

10 comments:

Andrea said...

love love love it!!! I really like all the ribbon and no questions cuz I know how to do the punching!!!! YIPPEEE!!!!

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

WOW I love your card. Like always. You are an angel in doing pink/brown cards Lesa! I love the big ribbon blossom.

Tori Wild said...

I already commented on your ATS gallery... this card is so stinkin' cute!! That ribbon bundle is just fantastic! I am way too lazy in my piercing and just keep the spellbinder die in place and just try to go around the inside as evenly as I can, flipping from side to side. Yours is WAY more accurate!!!

Stampin' Meg said...

WOWOWWOW!!!
I can't believe your precision with your punching- no wonder it looks so good. And that ribbon pompon is gorgeous, Lesa!

Tracy said...

Awesome girl!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for posting this. Now I just need to get one of these rulers. And wouldn't you know it, their out of stock at ATS! Wahhhhhh!!! Maybe now that I'm 'free' I should really come visit you so we could play with our stamps! ROLOL!!

JazzyH said...

So cute.

Marilyn said...

oooooooooh!!!!!!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!! Your ribbon bow is fantastic - I've seen the tutorial, but never have attempted it. And wow - so that is how you get perfect piercing - I've got to get one of those rulers now - where is the best place to purchase those?

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very cute, Lesa! Love the ribbons!

Beth Norman said...

Thank you for this tip. I have been wanting to do these holes on circles before, but for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to do it. TFS. I found your blog when I was googling purse tutorials. I'm always on the scrounge for ideas for my weekly tutorials. Very impressive cards, so I subscribed.

Renée said...

Love your card, Lesa! The colouring is superb as usual. Great tutorial too!

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