Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Spotlight on Linen Ribbon...

Hello! I am so excited because today I have the opportunity to show you some new takes on a product we all love... ribbon! This Shinzi Katoh Designs Torikago Linen Ribbon is wonderful because it's a natural fiber which is very appealing to me and it goes perfectly with any of the Earth Love paper line by Cosmo cricut found in the Joy Kit both avaolable at the Torendi store.  With Christmas stirring around in the back of my mind I couldn't resist an ornament.



Not what you were expecting? That's the best selling point for me with Torendi's products they ease the transition of pushing the envelope! This wonderful ribbon screamed "Modernize Me!" so I was compelled to do so.This was a breeze to create: Cut a bunch (my very technical term for a lot!) of 1 1/2 circles. Again I chose this awesome patterned paper by Cosmo Cricut from the Earth Love line and black card stock from American Craft which is supplied in the kits avail at the store (colors may vary!). I also cut seven 2 inch circles from some red card stock from my scrap heap and punched out a 1 1/2 cicle from them making sure they were off center. Now for the fun part I broke out my hot glue gun to affix all the smaller circles in no particular order to tired old ornament and then looped some ribbon around the larger circles and affixed them as well. Below is a detail shot of the wonderful image on the linen:




For my next creation I wanted to show you something that got me really excited, because this is a naural fiber you can emboss it how cool is that? I wanted to create a precious object with the remainer of my ribbon so by framing it on my card I was able get this point across.





Here is a close-up of the embossed ribbon:




To emboss the ribbon simply rub the edges onto an embossing ink pad and the dip into embossing powder I choose a copper color. You will have to repeat several times on each side to get the result from this card. I hope you are left with some craft for thought and be sure to check out all of the stunning linen Ribbon Torendi has to offer in the Embellishment section! Have a fantastic day! Beth aka BR-T

15 comments:

Penny D. said...

omgosh Beth, that ornament is amazing!!!

Jenn said...

I was going to leave you love over at torendi, but I wanted to be sure you got it. WOW! Beautiful, I'm already looking forward to January 15th! Thanks for knocking this one out of the park! :D I love the embossed ribbon idea!

Dawn -Doodle Princess said...

Linen ribbon? Oh my goodness you are feeding my need for more. This is really out of the box!!! How amazing you are!

Tiff said...

HOLY MOLY girl!!!!! You are one talented chick! LIKE UBER TALENTED!!!!!!

laterg8r said...

simply fantastic :D

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, I love your ornament! It's great! And your card is beautiful and I like what you did with the ribbon.
Groetjes, Sandra

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You are too creative Beth!! I love the embossed ribbon and that ornament is amazing!!
hugs,
Chris

Sparkle said...

Such fun projects! Will have to check this ribbon out.

Kim said...

Both are amazing! I love the ornament and the card is incredible too! Linen ribbon, gotta get some, thanks for the inspiration!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Sarah said...

OH MY GOSH GF!!!! wow Beth..you are about THE most talented crafter EVER. Beautiful...and embossing on ribbon???? brilliant.

Crystal said...

Oh my word Beth THESE ROCK!!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent gf!!!

Laurel said...

Wow, look at those fabby projects!

Crafty Dawn said...

ER WOW! love these creations your so talented xx

Love Dawn xx

Angelwood said...

This is gorgeous! My daughter would so love this - it's just her style. Just gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Cibele Glazer said...

Okay....WOW! Love the ornament. It has a subtle Asian quality to it that I just adore. How on earth do you come up with these ideas?!!!????