Tuesday, February 28, 2012

bulk: noun

(of paper, cardboard, yarn, etc.) thickness, especially in relation to weight

Now everyone knows that bulk = more money when it comes to mailing a card and since I mail out a lot of cards ( as a Cricut Card Fairy ) I need to keep the bulk down. One of the ways you can add texture without adding height to your card is by using ribbon. You can see I added some rick rack ribbon on the bottom of the doll ( replacing the strip of paper that would have been cut out by the Cricut ) So think ribbon instead of paper for texture.

Look closely and you will also see I added some lime green satin ribbon behind the opening of the flower and added some glossy accents to the heart. Both great ways to add texture to your card without adding more bulk.

And since the recipient loves nesting dolls I thought I would carry the theme a little further by adding another smaller doll on the inside of the card. And a little stickling adds some nice bling!
( more texture!! )

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #100
Paisley cartridge
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Recollections Textured paper stack
Reminisce white pen
Ranger Glossy Accents and stickles
Helmars 450

Now if it was only this easy to remove some bulk off of my own body....
ribbon wouldn't work... would it?


scrappymo! said...

That card is so cute and I love that you finished the inside. I am trying to make an effort to do something special with the inside of mine as they were quite boring before!

Redanne said...

A very beautiful card, the ribbon is a great idea too. Love it.

Rita said...

How Fabulous. I found your blog through Redanne, and I love your work already. Hugs from Bonnie Scotland. Rita xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love those colors!!!!!!!!!

Laura said...

I like your post titles all being part of speech. :) Adjective: cool! This is a sweet card -- the faux stitching really looks good on the dark cardstock.

Katie said...

I love how you added the little doll inside! That is too cute!

Unknown said...

How cute! I love how you used the ribbon.

505whimsygirl said...

Oh this is so adorable! When I first opened up the post I thought it was felt - not paper. Just love the colors and all the details.


Gwen said...

What a cute little doll.
This is the Scribbler programme I used.

If you can't get it go to my blog post of a little bird a few posts down from the top.
Then click on the link there.
Or I could email it to you. It is the best fun!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sandee thanks so mcuh for encouraging me by joining my blog- pray every blessing on what you do - Shaz in oz.x

Gwen said...

Desperately trying to contact you for a chat. Tried one email address but it did not work:)

Glenda said...

How cute! Love the rick rack! Great job with the color challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB!

Arcy Scraps said...

what a great idea! i usually think ribbon for bows, but will try to use it to add texture hehe thanks! love your card!
Thanks for joining us at FCCB!
♥ Cyndy