About two years ago I stumbled across this incredibly beautiful paper from Prima. It has this soft metallic background in shades of copper, rose and purple - sorta like Raku and black flocked damask.
I paired this with a jewelry finding (the heart) in similar colors and some black twine from IKEA. I decided to use a simple sentiment on the front and chose the word Cherish from Stampin' Up. I also used two matching brads on the ribbon, right there above the "c".
Which brings me to tip number 1:
Tip 1: When stamping on ribbon, some inks will bleed. For example, Memento ink ends up just really fuzzy when stamped. I find that Papertrey Ink's True Black (Palette ink) is really great for stamping on ribbon, it soaks in but stays crisp (I used it above). The one below is the one stamped with Memento ink (which is great for other use like coloring with copics) but ran and was quite blurry.
Tip 2: for brads that match your project, try covering the top with nail polish for a quick change! In this project I used some nail polish to get purple brads. I like to use a scrap of cardstock to hold my brad while I paint the brads- if I get some on the side, its nothing to worry about. Allow them to dry about 24 hours in humid climates (like FL) I'm sure for my readers up north, the dry time would be less. Here are some brads I did in red and purple, these started out as plain silver brads.
This is made for the Etsy Inspired Challenge #121 at EtsyInspired. We would like you to head over to La Pomme this week. Authentic French vintage objects and unique home decor items that have been hand-made from linen and cotton is what La Pomme is all about. New items will be listed for the spring collection in February 2011! There are vintage items for the home, men, paper goods, and even fruits, wedding items, and MORE! Their vintage sheet music just seemd to trigger something in me to use my lovely damask paper that I've been hoarding.