paint with jam...

Hello all my wonderful friends!

If you are looking for the Scrapbook USA hop, click HERE.

If you are joining me today for the Creative Inspirations paint & 3 Girl Jam hop, and you have come from Madge's blog,  you are in the right place! YAY!  If not, and you want to find out what all the buzz is about, click HERE to start at the very beginning. (you don't want to miss this one! Great products, great inspiration, and great prizes!!!)

3 Girl JAM

3 Girl Jam and Creative Inspirations have teamed up to showcase their fabulous products and some of the amazing things you can do with them.  Check out both stores to see all the amazing products they carry!

Anyone who has frequented my blog knows that I love texture. What can I say?  They add so much interest, dimension, and detail!  Well, one of my new favorite textures is Crinkle Ribbon. I had never used it until I got a baggie full from 3 Girl Jam... I am in love!  I now want to use it on everything!  (I remember saying something similar the first time I tried CI paints... and I'm still addicted. LOL)

For my tree, I used Goblin Green Crinkle ribbon from the Spooky bundle.  Although it has a Halloween name, is a fabulous Christmas color!
 I highlighted the edges of the crinkle ribbon with some Winter Frost CI paint... Appropriate, I thought. 

The background is made using a tissue paper and ink... another lovely, subtle texture. For the white snowflakes to show up against the background, I inked up my stamp with Frost White Colorbox Pigment ink (my fav opaque white ink!), then used a makeup wedge to pounce on some Winter Frost CI paint... Stamp as usual, for fabulously shimmery snowflakes that show up well on dark backgrounds!
(for a more in-depth look at that technique, click HERE. I use acrylic paint there, but you can do the same thing with white pigment ink.)

So, want to know how to make quick, easy, and fabulously ruffled shapes????? 

What you'll need:
red liner tape (you can buy sheets of this)
3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon
Creative Inspirations paint
makeup wedge

 Step 1: Cut the desired shape from red liner tape. A simple triangle makes a fabulous tree!
 Step 2: Remove the red liner and lightly press a strip of crinkle ribbon onto the bottom edge. Don't smooth the ribbon, you want to keep all the lovely crinkly texture.

Step3: Gently press the next strip on making, sure to over lap the layers.

Step 4: Continue layering until the whole shape is covered... it is starting to actually look like a tree now. =)

Step 5: Flip it over and trim. You can trim right around the edges if you want, but for a shabbier I like to use the back of the shape as more of a guide and just do a little snip snip here, snip snip there...

Step 6: Now, here's where we really make the magic happen.... rub your fingers over the ruffles going from the bottom (your first layer) to top. This will "fluff" them up and give dimension to your crinkly layers. Then, use a makeup wedge to pounce/brush on Creative Inspirations Paint onto the edges of the ruffles.   Because I am making a Christmas tree, I am using Winter Frost CI paint to look like snow.

Just look at the fun texture that the crinkle ribbon gives. You can't get this with regular ribbon!  And it will flatten right down for bulk-free mailing!

And the touch of Creative Inspirations paint on the edges just makes it pop!

Working with both the 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon and Creative Inspirations paint is so much fun! The work so well together!!!!  And because we are all so excited about this, we want to share the joy!!!  How about some prizes for our blog hop party????

Both companies are giving away prizes.... 
3 Girl Jam is giving away a $25 gift certificate!!!!
Creative Inspirations is giving away 5 jars of paint of the winner's choice!!!!

You may be wondering just how you can get in on this fun.... well, here's how:

You must be a follower of CIP and 3GJ's blogs. You then have to comment on every blog in the hop.
 (hey, we all want some blog love!)
Want another chance at winning?  LIKE CIP and 3GJ on facebook, then go back to the company blogs and let them know.  Simple!

Now, hop on over to Emily's blog!


Supplies Used:
Paper: Manilla, Tissue paper, kraft paper, mixed media paper
Ink: Archivale ink, Distress ink, Colorbox pigment ink
Stamps: Prima "Music", Inkadinkado "Snowflakes"
Creative Inspirations: Winter Frost, Mocha Latte
3 Girl Jam: Goblin Green crinkle ribbon
Other: string, star, rhinestones


DIANA L. said…
This came out wonderful Kassi I love how you shimmered the edges of the ribbon with the paint how fun great tree.
Fun hopping with you
Wowzers! I am SO making this tree! This looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing how you made it, I just have to try it! Thanks again xx
~ Kendra ~ said…
AMAZING!!!!! Love the tree you've created with the ribbon, so pretty!! And the added winter frost looks so much like snow on the tree! LOVE!! Wonderful job!!
jessica said…
This is gorgeous Kassi! LOVE the tree and that texture~ what a great idea to sponge on the winter looks amazing!! TFS another one of your incredible projects!!
Cheri said…
This is gorgeous! I love what you did with the tree. I will be pinning this. TFS.
Cheri - 3 Girl JAM DT
Jessica S said…
Kassi, this is AMAZING! Love the layered tree and the added shimmer with the paints is gorgeous.
Jessica S
3GJ DT Member
Beckie said…
AAAAHHH!!! I stinking L-O-V-E your card. Thanks a mil for the tutorial. This is just awesome. The tree is gorgeous and that background with the tissue and stamps - WOW. So cool.

New follower ;0)

Be blessed, Beckie
Stampin' Up Ind Demo
Heather Lynn said…
Oh my gosh, your card is amazing!!! What a great idea for the crinkle ribbon and paint! LOVE!!!! Happy to be a new follower!

Fabulous card! I love all the shimmery texture. Thanks for the inspiration! =)
wendipooh13 said…
sooo super cool and love your technique!!!!
Oh I love how you used the ribbon...awesome and clever those paints too....tfs
michelle hodges said…
Gorgerous card!!
Love the tree and all the shimmer!!
OmaGloria said…
WOW Love this tree and how you accented it with your paints!! I am totally going to have to try this out! Thank you for the tutorial!!

Precious Hugs
Rhonda R. said…
Ohhhhh this is gorgeous!!! Great project and techniques... LOVE IT!!! :))
Madge Gillen said…
This is so freakin' amazing:) love this:) i used a similar technique making a cupcake but the tree is absolutely to die for:) the adding of paint to make it look like snow:) pure genius!!!
Sherrie K. said…
WOWZERS....gorgeous card! I adore your tree-love the technique-thanks for sharing! Beautiful job!
Sherrie K
Christine Kiehl said…
What a nice job you did with crumpling your ribbon for your card and putting "snow" on the branches. Thank you for sharing on this great new co-hop.
Jessica Mayes said…
I love your project!!! The christmas tree is too cute!!!
Carla said…
That is a great way to add texture and the ribbon makes a perfect tree. I love the way you did both the tree and the snowflake. You card is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.

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BloomingPink said…
Holy Cow! This card is GORGEOUS! I know at least one of my card designs for family this year!

Thanks so much for sharing the instructions and pictures!
Kimberly S said…
Your tree is gorgeous Kassi! Love the background too. :) hugs, Kimberly
3 Girl JAM said…
Love, LOve, LOVE this Kassi! Such a great idea and a wonderful tutorial! Fabulous job!

shelly said…
oh my stars although ive loved every project along the hop this is my favorite! what a neat and beautiful idea thank you for showing how you made it i cant wait to do this myself :)
Jovan said…
This card is beautiful!
marg0006 said…
What a cool way to use the ribbon. Great Tree.

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KC said…
this is so lovely! I actually saw it on pintrest then again when I hopped...crazy how many people love being one of them!
Michele from MS said…
Thank you for the great pictures and step by step instructions! What a beautiful idea! Love how you applied the snow on the tree! Will have to try that.
Andrea P. said…
Clever, clever! Thanks for sharing such an intriguing new idea!