Good morning bloggers,
Yesterday I was so happy to see Nichole's blog and this week's make it monday challenge. This week Nichole posted all of last years videos and encouraged us to pick one (or more) that we didn't get to and try it out.
I missed a BUNCH of these video's last year and was especially interested in the one about making my own colored striped ribbons using copic markers. I had seen this technique used by Nichole and had tried it on my own with no success. The video proved very helpful. The key is to use a grosgrain or satin ribbon. The seam binding ribbon absorbs too much ink. The other trick is to move the marker VERY QUICKLY across the ribbon - you can't hesitate at all or you get clumps. So, viola - here is my card using my hand-made striped ribbon. Note: I made the mistake of hesitating and there is a BIG clump of pink, right in the center of my ribbon, however I hid it when I made the ribbon so the 'bad' part doesn't show. Hey, some of the best cards come from fixing boo-boo's - right?
This is another sympathy card for baby Sophia. I decided to send a card to Doug and Mandy (the parents) and also another card for Sue and Bob (the grandparents.) I thought the pretty image of the pink tulips with the added embellishment of the ribbon would be a nice touch for a sympathy statement for baby Sophia - it's very girly, but classic and elegant too.
Well, life is starting to get back to normal. We had really unusually warm weather for Christmas but winter has arrived today. Brrr, it's pretty cold out there. As much as I love living in New England, I forget how inconvenient bitter cold is. I am very thankful for my warm house, coffee and hot shower. Make it a great day. Thanks for stopping by.