Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Muse Bouche - Part V

WOW - 5 days of peeks at the new release - Don't ya just want it all? For the final peek, I decided to do something fun and different from anything else I've done before. I was trying to decide how I could show several different shimmer papers at one time and I decided to make some paper ribbon - Here is how you do it -
First - Gather your supplies - I used a piece of white cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2. Then I cut varying widths of shimmer paper (from about 1/4" - 5/8") that were 8 1/2" long.

I decided to stick with a blues/greens/purple/pink palette. After arranging the paper strips in an aesthetically pleasing way (to me, anyway) I started attaching them to the base cardstock with Scor-tape. I even put a few pieces of Scor-tape as spacers (when the cardstock base was completely covered, I removed the waxed paper from the Scor-tape and poured super sparkly glitter over the sticky lines).

Lastly I used a guillotine cutter to slice the paper ribbon into 1/2" lengths - you can get a lot of paper ribbon this way! Now many of the new papers are represented. . .

Funny how such a little bit of shimmer paper can make such a big impression.
I've been staying up late every night to get my projects posted - I'm hoping to sneak in a quick nap tomorrow - I'm exhausted but has been well worth it! Be sure and check the A Muse News blog for one more terrific contest!
Stamps - 9-8616C A Muse (big) Thanks

13 comments:

Jennie M said...

Holy Moly Michelle! These are awesome!! I *love* these cards!!

Glenda said...

You are amazing Michelle! Wow!

Beth Thomas said...

THESE are incredible! Love em!

Novell said...

pretty, pretty!!! Love your color combo

cheiron said...

So creative. What a great way it will be to use all the scraps I'm hoarding!

Lori Barnett said...

Dang girl....this is toooooooo cooool!!

Rhonda said...

Love this!! Such a cool technique! Can't wait to try it!

Elena said...

What a great way to use scraps! These are great.

veronica said...

love your paper ribbon. it looks great with the shimmer papers.

JulieHRR said...

Love this fun and clever ribbon trick, Michelle! You GO, girl!!!

Becky Rusher said...

Such a cool idea, Michelle! I'm gonna have to try this!

Joyce said...

so darn clever! Love how it gives the shimmer papers a whole different look.

Vintage Scrapper said...

Love the sparkle Michelle! You can never have too much bling! What a creative idea to use the glitter with the paper!