Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Meet "Sir Rupert"

Hello Friends and Visitors! Hope you are having a safe and warm Wednesday. It has been bitter cold here in Colorado the last couple days but we are due for warm weather in the 60s this weekend. Boy, am I looking forward to that! The majority of the snow we received yesterday should be gone.

Today’s project as Guest DT for Tickled Pink Stamps from the "Lil All Sorts" Collection is “Sir Rupert.” Head over to the site for your chance to win this sweet stamp.

I made a simple bookmark that I thought would make a great gift for a teacher. So I created a grad cap to make Rupert look like a scholar. He actually wears a cute little bowler hat. Check out the talented Pink Ladies' projects HERE.
My DPs are from DCWV’s Natural Stack. I tore strips from a sheet of border paper in the stack then distressed the edges with brown ink and adhered them to the tag. I covered the back of the tag with a plaid DP from the stack then I wrapped the tag in Jute twine and tied it in a bow. The sentiment tag was made with my McGill tag punch and my PC.
The back of the bookmark has ribbon sentiments that I printed on American Crafts ribbon with brads on each end. This technique is quite easy. All you need to do is print your sentiments on plain paper using your PC then adhere your ribbon with an adhesive runner such as Tombo. I used my Scotch ATG. I also aligned the ribbon over the printed text with my light box. Then all you do is run it back through your printer and…Voila. Printed text on ribbon. For the final touch I gathered several Earth tone ribbons from my scrap bin for the top of the bookmark.
These are the Copics I used to color Sir Rupert.

Hope you enjoyed my project. Thanks for stopping by.


1 comment:

Arts by Sara said...

Cathy... What an awesome gift! I love it! What an awesome technique... to be able to print on your ribbon! I love the grad hat that you created! You are one talented lady! Thanks so much for the tip and the wonderful inspiration! I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

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