Friday, July 1, 2011

Young Crafters Unite! Our Favourite Things Blog Hop...


Welcome to the Young Crafters Unite Our Favorite Things Blog Hop!  If you’ve been following the blog hop from the beginning, you should have arrived from Ashley Nguyen Newell’s blog.

The bloggers in today’s hop have been asked “What makes you a young crafter?”.  I’m definitely not the youngest crafter around (I'm 33), but there are a couple of reasons I felt I could join in this blog hop.  I’ve been making cards for 2 years now (that’s young-ish, isn’t it??), I love colouring images for my cards, and my latest favourite thing to do on cards is to use seam binding.  So since that’s new-ish and a favourite thing, I figured I’d join in!

Another of my all-time favourite things to do on a card is to let the image take the focus.  I think it’s partially because I spend a lot of time colouring the image though!

So, here is the card that I made for today’s blog hop, using Simply Gorjuss - Puddles Of Love from Craft-A-Lot.  Isn’t it a gorgeous image?  I adore the Gorjuss range of stamps.


I coloured her using Prismacolour pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits.  It’s not very clear in the photos, but I’ve used a Papertrey Ink Impressions Plate to create a subtle background on the card base as well.


And of course, a seam binding bow using Medoc Seam Binding from Sew Sweet.  Isn’t it a beautiful colour? 



Materials:
Cardstock – Whisper White, Naturals Ivory
Inks – Black Memento, Prismacolour pencils
Accessories – OMS, blending stumps, Medoc Seam Binding, Antique Brad, Big Shot, PTI Impressions Plate


And here’s a favourite project from a past post…



I originally posted this tutorial HERE in March, but I thought I'd re-post it for the blog hop today because it's my absolute favourite way to use seam binding on a card.

I've developed a major weakness for seam binding and I'm finding myself using it quite a bit on my cards.  I love it because it's soft and light, and really easy to work with.  I've had a couple of messages and emails asking about how to tie a double bow with seam binding, so I thought I'd take a few photos of the process for you.  Hope it helps!


Tutorial
Tying a Double Bow With Seam Binding

Tie a regular bow.

Pull a separate piece of seam binding underneath the knot in the first bow.

Tie a knot over the previous bow.

Tie a second regular bow.  Because seam binding is so light and soft,
you can get away with multiple bows before the knot in the middle begins to look overbearing.

Secure and trim the ends of the tails.  Seam binding frays easily, so be wary!

The finished bow!  I secure mine to the cardstock with a mini glue dot.


My other favourite thing to do with seam binding is to secure the knot with a gorgeous brad, like I did for the first card in this post.


Materials:
Stamp sets - Bumble Bee (Sugar Nellie Gorjuss)
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Haiku DSP
Inks – Versamark, Blush Blossom, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Accessories - Black embossing powder, heat tool, aqua painter, White Seam Binding


Thanks for stopping by!  Up next on the blog hop is Paulina Nakamura.  Make sure you leave comments on your way around the blog hop to be eligible for some fabulous prizes from Simon Says Stamp, Denami Designs and Paper Smooches!

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61 comments:

  1. Stunning as ever Danielle... I just adore your colouring :)

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  2. Only 2 years??! You are awesome, chickie! I love your work!

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  3. so so gorgeous!! I adore this little GG, and I just LOVE the colours you use! Thanks fot the tutorial .... I always love the way you tie your ribbons, its been so fab to see just how to do it! Hugs Juls

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  4. Oh my gosh, Danielle, I love your coloring! It has an interesting texture, it looks way more textured then images colored with Copics =) Thank you for showing how to make the double bow as well =) And thank you so much for joining our bloghop!

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  5. Stunning cards Danielle! So, so beautiful! Thank you for the tute - I will be using that next time I use the gorgeous seam binding, for sure! You rock!! TFS! Hugs, Simonne x

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  6. These are both amazing projects!!! Your colorsing is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial - I've always loved that look - now I know how to do it!

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  7. Lovely cards..just loved the coloring!

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  8. Oh my amazing cards.. just amazing.

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  9. sweet cards..

    scraptaculardesigns.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the Gorjuss designs too. You did an amazing job with them!

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  11. I love the color you used on that girl!

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  12. Oh Danielle, this card is beautiful!!! I love Gorjuss stamps too, and your colouring on her is perfect!!! TFS :) You've got a new follower!

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  13. Fun, love that you used the PTI Impression plate on this card too, nice extra texture.

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  14. Thanks for the double bow tutorial! I always wondered how that worked! I have a seam binding weakness, too! TFS!

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  15. Ohhh How sweet are your cards! So adorable and cute.. Thanks for sharing them and for the bow tutorial too. I'm became a follower!

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  16. What a treat to visit your blog today Danielle! Your cards are fabulous!

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  17. I always admire your coloring, and thanks for the tutorial on the double bow!

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  18. Beautiful colors you've got and gorgeous cards. Thanks for the tip on the bows too!

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  19. Beautiful job! Thanks for the bow tips

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  20. Wow, so pretty. I try coloring with Prisma pencils and mineral spirits but I haven't gotten it just right yet. You ROCK it!! TFS! I am on the hop too. You can check out my project if you want. I am # 58:)
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful cards! Your coloring is stupendous! :)

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  22. I love your coloring techniques.

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  23. Darling cards! Thanks for the bow tuit!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Blessings,
    Bunny
    http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
    http://www.ajillianvancedesign.com/

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  24. cute cards! Thanks for the bow tutorial!

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  25. beautiful cards and great coloring too. the tutorial is also helpful, now I learned a new thing to try on my projects :), Thanks to you.

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  26. Both the cards are gorgeous.. I am a slot cause when it comes to tying a bow.. Mine comes undone in seconds so thank you so much for this tutorial.. I shall make use of it and try it..!!TFS.

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  27. Wow i love the coloring... Btw just wondering if you know this coloring technique with OMS will work with faber-castell's aquarelle watercolor pencils?

    Thanks also for the tip on the bow tying.

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  28. Beautiful coloring job Danielle, and I am impressed how perfectly you cut around the images too! Lovely cards!

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  29. Stunning coloring on these cards. And thanks for the bow tutorial as well - so lovely!

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  30. Oh, I love the Gorjuss girls! Beautiful coloring and I love that seam binding bow tip! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  31. Great cards! Love your coloring!!

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  32. Thanks for sharing the bow tip! Beautiful card, I love how the neutral background allows the graphic to really pop off the paper.

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  33. Cute cards...love the stamps and coloring :)

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  34. these are both so awesome! your coloring is just beautiful, and these stamps are very cute! :)

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  35. fabulous cards and love the tutorial

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  36. Danielle,
    I have admired your cardmaking style for a while now and just love these two cards. Your photography is amazing too!!!

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  37. loved the coloring...n bow tute wow

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  38. super fantastic coloring. I've never heard of seam ribbon but have learnt how to tye a beautiful double bow - thanks.

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  39. I just fell in love with the first card, and I love the subtle textured background! I also love the tutorial on the seam binding ribbon bow! Thanks for sharing! :D

    I am also participating,I'm Number 32 in the hop!

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  40. Lovely cards Danielle. Your coloring is out of the world perfect! Love the cute images and that bow!

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  41. What beautiful cards! I love your CAS style and your awesome coloring. Thanks for sharing your method of tying double bows. :)

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  42. Wowzers Danielle - you create such beauties! Those bows are AMAZING - thanks for the tutorial! I am gonna subscribe and see where this journey leads to! :)

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  43. These are really cute. Your coloring is awesome! I have to learn some techniques! I love your tutorial too. TFS. :0)

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  44. LOVE your cards! They are gorgeous! I love seam binding too!

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  45. Beautiful, elegant cards. Thanks for the tutorial on the double bow.

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  46. Your cards are wonderful! I love your coloring and seam binding is so much fun.

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  47. Wow, your coloring skills are awesome & thank you for the bow tutorial, i love it & will be trying it!

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  48. Oh! those are sweet cards and those bows are gorgeous.

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  49. WOW!! I LOVE all of the cards!! ALso THANKS for the bow tutorial!! I LOVE seeing all the different ways people tie bows!! You have a VERY BEAUTIFUL STYLE!! I LOVE the COLOR COMBOS that you use!! THANKS for SHARING!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  50. Love you coloring and the girls popped out from the cards themselves. Loved the bow tying demo. I'll have to try that next time! I'm learning so much from the blog hop! Hope I can remember it all!

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  51. Beautiful images, and you colored them wonderfully! :)

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  52. Absolutely stunning projects! You totally rocked those prismas. So pretty! Love your CAS style and your intricate coloring. Thank you so much for joining us at the Young Crafters Unity blog hop!

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  53. I love your style. Your coloring is gorgeous.

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  54. Adorable images and thanks for the bow tutorial.

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  55. Love the bow and the button

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  56. Thanks for the bow tut! I'm terrible with bows but I'm determined to learn! And I love that impressions plate--it's now on my wish list. lol
    -Elaine Uhl
    http://createNstamp.blogspot.com

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  57. So gorgeous love the coloring..!

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