Yesterday was the start of the Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop featuring creations by the past Hero Hostesses.
Of all the comments I received, one was made more often than not, and quite a few people asked me how I did it. I am referring to the heart shaped ribbon (see below):
Would you believe that little heart-shaped ribbon was a total accident?!
May my Vagabond croak and die if I'm lying!
If you want to have your own happy accident, here's how to do it.
If your ribbon isn't on a spool, wrap it onto one and let it sit for a day or two. My ribbon was on a small spool, (about the width of a toilet paper roll) so when I cut a piece off it was curly. As it turned out, I cut way too much ribbon because I had originally envisioned a large bow in the upper left corner. However, as things turned out, I didn't like it and just kept pulling the tails until I had a bow that looked properly proportionate to the button and flowers.
So here were these long tails curling about, and I first thought I would have them join one another in a circle - which would frame the sentiment. But as I was poking at it, the two ends bowed toward one another - making the shape of an upside down heart.
I proceded to experience an A-HA! moment and decided to rotate my little embellishment 180 degrees and then move it to the bottom!
I used a very small glue dot to hold the ribbon ends together right at the center and bottom so the same glue dot could also affix both tails to the card (you could also use fabric glue, I'm sure).
Someone also asked me about the lace but didn't leave an email address or link. The lace is manufactured and feels like it's made of cotton (so it's not paper). I purchased it at Hobby Lobby (it's made by The Paper Studio, their inhouse brand of scrapbooking supplies).
Thank you, everyone, for all the wonderful compliments and comments yesterday - it really made me feel wonderful!