Hello all my wonderful friends!
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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 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
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:
(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!
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