Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sweet Heart Cup Valentine with a Ruffled Ribbon

One of my customers requested a tutorial on how to put together a Sweet Heart Cup Card.  I was happy to oblige!

Card base is Whisper White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded in half.  Also cut in WW a 3 x 3 inch piece and a 5 x 3 3/4 inch piece.
You will also need the following:
Real Red card stock: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches
Basic Black card stock:  3 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches
Real Red polka dot paper from Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack:  2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
 Punch the 3 x 3 whisper white piece by putting it all the way down into the punch and center it.
Put the cup inside the punched heart opening you just made. Fill the treat cup and remove the adhesive backing.
 Apply the polka dot piece over the heart cup.  Apply a thin layer of Mono Adhesive around the edge of the Whisper White back.
 Holding the cup and steadying the card edge adhere to Basic Black piece.
 Apply Sticky Strip around the outside of the heart starting in the cleavage as shown above.
 Fray at least 1/2 inch of Real Red Satin ribbon.
 Find a fiber in the middle of the fray to start pulling.  As you pull the fiber, the ribbon will gather.  Just continue to pull that same fiber out and push and gather the ribbon until you get the length you need. This fiber is really strong, you do not need to be gentle, just patient, as this process can take a little bit of time. (Keep measuring it around the heart cup.  Make sure you have at least 1 inch extra length of gathered ribbon.
Trim one end of the ribbon. Remove the red adhesive backing from the Sticky Strip and adhere the gathered ribbon around the heart cup.  I began adding the ribbon to the spot on the heart where I knew I wanted to add a bow.
Trim the second end of the gathered ribbon where the ends meet, so you have a nice finished look.
I tied the bow separately and adhered it with a mini glue dot.  Finish stamping and layering the card as shown in the sample, or anyway you want.  Ink used is Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Staz On Jet Black.  Stamp Sets used are I {heart} hearts, Perfect Punches, and Filled With Love.  Punches used were Full Heart Extra Large, 1 3/8 x 5/8 Oval Large, Scallop Oval Extra-Large, Heart small, and 2 x 1 3/8 Oval Extra-Large.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kelly

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