Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Technique Tuesdays??: ribbon wreath, tree, 50% off SALE, and freebie

Ho Ho Ho  Merry Christmas!  Well it will soon be time for Santa to arrive.  Are you ready?  If you need a few last minute gifts I do have a sale going on in my store.  You can save money and create an awesome handmade gift in minutes!  Just remember the glue does have to dry!  LOL!  Click on the preview to purchase files in AI, GSD, KNK, SVG, and WPC formats.  If there is a file not available in SVG in my store please purchase it in any format and e-mail me the proof of purchase.  I will then e-mail you the SVG file ASAP!   I also have a few digital scrapbooking kits and a few commercial use items in my store.  Thanks for stopping by!  Close the door on your way out! LOL!

I have been very busy getting ready for Santa.  Actually, I still have Christmas cards to make.  So when the Scal-hints yahoo group shared this video for making a woven ribbon wreath I just had to try it.  I absolutely love it!  Thanks guys and En-May!    It looks more complicated then it really is.  After you get the hang of goes very quickly!

Below is the card I made with a wreath I made on my first try! I was in a hurry once again as this was a teacher's card. My son's last day was Tuesday and we were invited to the party so I was running out the door with this card. Thank goodness I didn't need any envy!

I used iridescent jewels on the wreath and bow but they don't show up very well in the photo.  The holly leaves is an actual metal charm.  However, I tried to mimic the look of the metal charm in the Peace charm.  I cut it out of paper then used my turning paper into metal tut from previous technique Tuesdays posts.  You can find it here if you missed it.  I used my Christmas Word Charms file.  Click on the preview below if you still have Christmas cards to make too!  LOL!    It's a steal at the special price of  $1.15!   Oh I almost forgot for the background paper  I also used my tut for making colored core cardstock found here.

As I mentioned I still have quite a few cards to make!  So I made another card using this technique. This card is based on a great sketch by Mojo Mondays....week 115.

Look closely.  Can you tell this ribbon was the same ivory ribbon I used in my first card example?  I bet you can't!  Want to know how I magically made this green ribbon.  See photo below.

You can use your Copic markers (and possibly Sharpies or Bic) to color white or ivory ribbon.  Use the broad tip of the marker and color slowly.  The ink will absorb into the ribbon and saturate completely even coloring the other side.  It may look a little splotchy at first but it will soak in and even out your color in a few minutes.  (Hmm I think I'll be stocking up on white or ivory ribbon the next time I go to the store!)  The Dew Drops started out clear too and I colored them to be ruby red jems with the Copics.  I just love these markers but I love them even more when I can find other uses for them!

I used the tag from my Tags Galore file.  You can click on the preview in case you need to add it to your stash!  It's a steal at 50% off!

The scallop circle came from my cookie time file.  Click preview below to purchase it at 50% off.

The bow on the green wreath was made using Michelle Hessler's wonderful bow templates.  You can see the video tut on how to make templates and how to use them here.  

Since we are taking about ribbon.  I wanted to share with you a wonderful card my fabulously creative design team member Lisa made for me!  I just love how the ribbon makes the tree!  You can add the trunk and star from my previous "ribbon tree freebie" to make your own ribbon tree. Add some brads for ornaments and you are done!  Super quick but looks great!

I have one more item to share with you then I'll get to your freebie.  Elizabeth a talented member of my creative design team made my airplane box for her son.  He loves anything military related!  She plans on giving this to him filled with some sweet treats at the airport.  What a wonderful tasty surprise!  If you'd like to make your own airplane box you can only get it through my membership club.  You can purchase it by clicking on the photo below.  If you'd like to see what files will have been entered into the membership so far see the pink camera slideshow to the right.

Whew!  I bet you thought I'd never stop jabbering!  Now on to the important stuff..your freebie!  This an old file I dug up and revamped a little.  I hope you enjoy it!  The zip file contains AI, GSD, KNK, SVG and WPC formats.  I will leave this file up at least until the 26th so if you are busy celebrating you can still get it.  I do ask that you please do not share this file but instead direct them to my blog to download it themselves.  Even though this file is free my TOU still applies.  Click on the preview to download the file.  You also get a plain mat without the ornament hook (not pictured). 

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Goodnight!



debenj said...

AWESOME!!! Love the ribbon wreath and was is awe over how you changed the color of the ribbon... never gave that a thougth! Thanks for the file & am going to try to make a couple for the tree... Which I DID put up tonight!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the adorable file! LOVE the little ribbon wreath, so cute.

Carol said...

What a cute file! Thanks for the freebie. Have a Merry Christmas!


JustYolie said...

Thank you for the free file!:)

Sue aka barracudasue said...

WOW! That video was amazing! LOVE the way you changed the color of that ribbon! TOO COOL! Lisa's ribbon tree is gorgeous!!!!!!!! Love Elizabeth's airplane box, too! THANK YOU for the freebie! It's wonderful! MERRY CHRISTmas to all...

Rebecca said...

Shelly, Thanks so much for the great freebie & the tutorial! The ribbon wreath is so cute! I've seen the woven ribbon attached to little girl headbands, but didn't know how to do it. So I'm really looking forward to trying it. Thanks again & Merry Christmas!!

Carol's Crafts said...

Thanks for the cool file. I love your ribbon wreath too.

Elizabeth said...

WOW that is an awesome tut for the ribbon wreath, thanks :)
Love the ribbon color change, now another use for my copics :)

Caroline said...

what a gorgeous ribbon wreath. Thank you for the freebie! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Cheers, caz

bzyPTmom said...

Cute file, thanks Shelly--also love that ribbon technique! A very Blessed Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are fantasic and so beautiful, you are a very talented person. Thank you for all the great files too.
Merry Christmas Shelly


Vicki Finger said...

I love your new look on your website, the card is pretty fantastic as well!