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Pucker Up!

Well my Friday challenge for the Hanna Stamps! Forum over at Splitcoaststampers, was to do something feminine and with ribbon, so that is easy enough, I mean ribbon means feminine right?

But how be we do something different with the ribbon, not just tieing, weaving or braiding, how be we pucker it.

So that is what I did for this card. This shows off one of the brand new Hanna Stamps! sets available March 2.

DSCN7148 copy Stamp Set: Dress Up Hanna, Things Hanna Would Say

Paper: Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Bella Birds DSP, Watercolor paper

Ink: Jetblack Stazon, So Saffron, Bordering Blue, Going Gray

Misc: Sewing Machine, half back pretties, vanilla taffeta ribbon, nestabilities, liquid pearls

So back to the pucker.

DSCN7149 copy See this ribbon? This is just vanilla taffeta ribbon, and I just puckered it.

Wanna see how?

I used a piece of riding hood red taffeta to show you how to do it, cause it is a little easier to see.


DSCN7146 copy Take your taffeta ribbon, and in the center find one of the threads and start to pull it out, sometimes it takes a bit to find the right thread, a lot of times I use tweezers to get it started.

As you pull the thread, the ribbon will start to pucker, just work with it slowly.

DSCN7144 copy Keep pulling, and then pull back the ribbon that is puckering, keep doing it till you get the look you want.

Just take your time, it is easy to tear that thread, so slow is best.

Practice makes perfect.

DSCN7147 copy Then you got a puckered ribbon...fun eh?

I just pulled mine out flatter for the card till I got the look I wanted.  Tone on tone like the vanilla is less obvious as it twists and turns like the riding hood red piece.

Then I just glue dotted each end to the back of the front of the card before I assembled the rest of the card. (make sure to flatten the edges you are glueing)

Try it, and tell me where you posted your card so I can check it out.

OK, so American Idol, I have picked 5 out of 6 so that is pretty good.  I picked Adam and the red head girl but I did not pick the middle guy, so bad I am not even sure of their names.  It was nice to see Brooke White again, she is a local AZ girl and I saw her a couple years ago or so when she opened up for Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand.

Well I have to run the computer in to the shop in the morning, and have them fix what they forgot, so cross your fingers they do it while I wait.

Have a great Friday and thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di