Thursday, March 25, 2010
Hug Snug Seam Binding
ReInker (any kind will do)
Non Stick Craft Sheet
Paper Towel and extra water for clean up
Step 1: Put about 10 drops of reinker into your mini mister (If using a Distress Ink Reinker use 1 full eye dropper of ink) fill the rest of the mister up with plain water just to the bottom of the threads on the bottle to allow enough room for the mister tube to displace the water when cap is on. Screw cap on and shake it baby! you now have your own dye.
Step 2: take your seam binding (I work with pieces that are 2 yards long) and lay it on your craft sheet. And spray away...
In this tutorial I used the new Crushed Olive Reinker from Tim Holtz. As you can see the color comes out kinda light so you'll want to spritz away until your color appeals to you..... Step 3: Keep turning the ribbon making sure you get all of it sprayed so you leave no white spots unless you like that sort of thing. Some do.. but I don't it bugs me to look 1/2 finished.I take ribbon and rub it all over my craft mat to pick up the excess spray so I don't end up wasting 1/2 a bottle on my mat that will be cleaned up and tossed in the garbage.
Step 4: When your color is achieved, ball your ribbon up and stuff it into the very corner of a plastic baggie... This will help ad crinkles and creases to the dried ribbon.
Step 5: Using a paper piercer or needle, poke holes in the baggie to ventilate so in case you forget to take the ribbon out of the baggie for a couple days, you're less likely to have musty or moldy ribbon. (BIG thing!!! Don't forget!)Step 6: Cut the very tip of the baggie off for even more air flow. The ribbon will NOT dry overnight in a closed plastic baggie no matter what anyone tells you. Wet + no air flow = wet and musty= YUCK!
Step 7: Set aside and take the ribbon out the next day. Note.. The ribbon will not be totally dry when you take it out of the baggie. I just take mine out and kind of loosely undo the "wad o ribbon" and let it air dry another night. You can heat set it with a heat tool but this may relax the ribbon and not leave you with the crinkles.. SO.. if you like crinkles.. don't heat it.. If you want it flat, heat away. And you can even iron it at that point if you want it flat.
So I'm sure some of you are asking.. What colors have I tried? Well.. Here's a picture of some I made yesterday.. Note these are not 100% dry but they are done up through step 7.
Blue: Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass with some Adirondak in Stone Wash
Purple: Close To My Heart Hydrangea
Orange: Orange Brilliance (has a pearl shine)
Pink: Distress Ink in Spun Sugar
Red: Cherry Red by Memories
Brown: CTMH Chocolate
Yellow: Wild Honey Distress Ink (this is my new favorite color!)
I hope you'll try out my tutorial. I'd love to see what you make!
Now go get inky! :)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
So... Today... I got in a roll of seam binding.. I wanted to make some crinkle specialty died ribbons to use with my new Tim Holtz Distress inks.. So I made up all my little mini misters and water and sprayed up some ribbons! :) I'll have a tutorial here soon. I'm letting them dry over night so I can have some dry ones to show ya. But beware... This may happen...
And... a tip... either wear gloves or wait to get a mani! :)Be back soon!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Straight from the QKD blog.. go and enter!
There's a contest going on! If you're a new follower of our blog, please let us know who sent ya. The royal court is having a contest. Comment here with the name of the person who sent you an invite to join. The person with the most "team mates" at 12:00am MST on 3/20/10 will win a $20 QKD stamp shopping spree as will 1 team mate of theirs drawn by random.
This contest is also going to be running on the Castle message board, & all of the QKD blogs:
Whimsical Ink Sorority
Dark Ink Sorority
So make sure you follow them all. Each place you follow will be 1 chance to win for you & your team captain!!
Leave a comment here if you are now a follower via blogspot follow or Networked Blogs (1 entry only for this blog)
Make sure you tell them I sent you!!! If I happen to win for having the most people on my team, I am going to put all of the court members names into a hat and give the prize to them and one of you will still get a prize!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
For the large flower on the bottom of the card, I layered some primas and a red chiffon flower I made with a bridal flower and a silver brad. The chiffon I used has dots of red glitter on the fabric already so that just added more pizzazz. :) Oh.... I also random stamped the red cardstock with the playing card from the Fairy Queen of Hearts stamp set from QKD as well.
Have you stamped today?? until next time.. Vicki
Friday, March 5, 2010
If I can get 150 on each of them by 4/1/10 April Fools day, I will hand out 2 blog candies!! That's right TWO candies!! 1 winner from blogspot and 1 winner from Networked Blogs! all you need to do is follow me then leave a comment that you're a follower!
I'd love it if you could help me out and post on your facebook, blog or twitter about my candy.
Here's what you could win...
I have two of these 6X6 kits ready to ship right now!! Here's what's in them..
12 6X6 patterned papers from Upsy Daisy
4 Pink tickets and stubs
1 Stamp set from Queen Kat Designs
1 baggie of Flocking
1 yard ribbon
1 yard trim
1 Pina Colada Lip balm from Paradise Sunrise Essentials
6 large brads
A pinch of metallic silver baubbles
So if you wanna win... Make sure you are a follower. Winner will be drawn on April Fools Day! Good luck and thanks for coming by.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
*Side note: I have been wanting the new sparkley versamark for some time and I finally bought 2 pads. The champagne and the frost. I'm not even going to open the Frost. It's going back to the store. :( I'm not sure why I got so hyped up about it.. the look is just like regular VM ink only a tad of sparkle... which rubs off as the ink dries.
Next I layered some Jenni Bowlin patterned paper onto some creamy/yellowy Bazzill cardstock and embosses it with my new Moroccan screen cuttlebug folder and inked it all up with my new Barn Door Tim Holtz distress ink pad and foam applicator.
I stamped and colored the Mad Hatter on my trusty watercolor paper, inked the edges with the new light blue distress ink.. the formal name escapes me at the moment.. I added 3 brads and matted it to some aqua colored cardstock. Added a ribbon to the red piece and layered it all on my card base.
Then I pulled out the trusty, handy dandy clear glossy accents and applied it to the glasses, tea pot, tea cup and shoes. I added some red glitter glue to his feather and viola! card done.
If you'd like a chance to win this stamp set, come over and enter the card contest that Queen Kat Designs has going on right now.
Monday, March 1, 2010
I gathered up some tulle for the left side of the card then stitched the Queen on to that with some sparkley black string. After stamping and coloring the cards, I cut them out and pop dotted them on and added some clear glossy accents. I added the sentiment and viola! That's the card in a nut shell.
I hope you enjoyed the blog hops yesterday and again today. We do it each week and have a different theme each week. I know there was supposed to be a sketch today but I squeezed this card in at the last moment.
The new stamps will be available in the QKD store tomorrow!
Happy Stamping and hop over to the ever so fabulous Sally Lynn MacDonald. Sally is our guest royal court member for March.