Thursday, 21 October 2010

Last SWALK Sneak Peek

As tomorrow is launch day here's my last sneak peek. and I've got two cards to share with you today.  This one was inspired by challenges at:
Cardvaarks - decorated inside and out
Papertake Weekly - sketch #49
Meljen's Designs - anything goes

Here's the matching inside of my card.

Supplies used:
Patterned papers - SWALK CD volume 2
Stamp - thinking of you
Copics Ciaos:
Faces - E000, E21, RV10
Hair - Y00, Y21, Y31, E31, E33, E35, E37
Dress - YR20, YR16
Overalls - B24, B12, R37, R39
Sign - E43, E47, E49
Background - YG11, BG10

This baby card was inspired by challenges at:
Allsorts - bingo - buttons, flowers, stickles
Just inspirational - sketch #17

Supplies used:
Patterned papers and flowers - SWALK CD volume 2
Stamp - special little personCopics Ciaos:
Face - E000, E21, RV10
Hair - Y21, Y31
Basket - E51, E53, E57
Blanket and ribbon - R11, R20, R32, RV000
Stickles - stardust

Yesterday I got asked how I'd made my ribbon ruffle, so I thought I share some step by steps.
First get some ribbon and a needle and thread.  As I couldn't find my threads I actually used some twine!

Sew through the ribbon, don't worry about the spacing too much.

Make sure there's still thread at one end and push the ribbon over the thread to ruffle it up.

I then attached it to the patterned panels as I would normally attach ribbon, with some double sided tape on the back of the panel.  Remember to stick down the thread as well as the ribbon as you don't want your ruffle to undo.  I then covered the ribbon with a scalloped panel to match the panel on my gatefold. 

I hope this makes sense and helps, if you have any other questions then just leave me a comment.

Other big news is that at Crafter's Companion have got the most fabulous card for stamping and colouring with your alcohol pens, such as Copics and Promarkers, it’s called Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, its 216gsm, is ultra ultra smooth, and PERFECT for seamless blending. Even better than that its only £3.99 per pack for 20 sheets – trust me, if you love your promarkers and copics – you need it!  I'm loving it and I know the rest of our design team our too.


SaraDavies said...

Loving the tip about the scrunchy ribbon Claire - will be borrowing that one!!!
Sara xx

Tracy said...

Love your ruffled ribbon! It's the perfect touch on this darling card. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Inspirational!

Katina said...

Thanks so much for this Claire - can't wait to have a go! So glad the diamonds on the sketch scared you too ha, ha! Two gorgeous cards, especially the baby one xx

Dianna said...

Very sweet card! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes Challenge at Meljen's Designs!

Dianna, DT Member @ Meljen's Designs

Purple Crazy said...

What a little sweetie. Loving the ribbon ruffle, I learnt how to that years ago, thanks for the reminder, just right for a finishing touch, thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational

Christine said...

Gorgeous Card Claire, i too will borrow the scrunchy ribbon idea too x

Mummylade said...

lovely detail with the ribbon. So glad you liked my bingo challenge at Allsorts this week. Thanks for playing and good luck!

Sprytebyrd said...

Great cards! Love the little bunny! And the ribbon ruffle is beautiful, thanks for sharing the how-to!
Thanks so much for playing along this week in our Anything Goes challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Nicola said...

Such great cards and loving the demo on the scrunchy ribbon, I think I may have to try this one. Thank you for joining us at ICs this week. Nicola xx

Karen said...

Abosutely stunning card Claire!! I will definitely be using that one!! ;-)

Beautiful card design - love the colours you have chosen so much.

Will be hounding my postman this week, waiting for my new SWALK to arrive! hehe.xx

Stacy said...

Love your tut on scrunchy ribbon! Such a creative take on the sketch - I love that baby card! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week! :) Hugs, Stacy

Daniele said...

lovely baby card, so sweet and the ruffled ribbon is a nice touch thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week

Ildiko said...

Claire I LOVE it. Just bought the 1st set of SWALK set and gonna get this as well, they realy cute. Glad you joined Just Inspirational

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness these are so adorable! Love your tutorial too :)

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