Sunday, October 28, 2012

Just Playing

I was tidying off my desk and came across this lovely new Tulle Ribbon, available in the Holiday Catalogue.  I remembered reading a blog post about a technique where you heat the tulle with the heat tool until it starts to melt slightly and pucker up and I wanted to give it a go.  I have to say it works a treat, no need to gather it with thread, or on tape, just use heat (gently) down the centre of the tulle until it is puckered just how you want it.

With the fun of melting my tulle out behind me I decided to make a simple, vintage Christmas card.  The line of melted tulle needs to be covered up and I chose to use Crochet Trim to go along with the vintage feel.  Then the addition of what is my favourite ornament out of the Ornament Keepsakes set with a couple of strips of Champaign Glimmer Paper and a pearl and I was almost done.  The sentiment is from Greetings of the Season and is stamped with Early Espresso.

I will add the link to the blog where I got the idea from when I can find it again, as the author deserves the credit for this one and has done a lovely step by step tutorial.

Happy Stamping


  1. Hi Mon. This is so pretty, you should try that with the other ribbons, cut circles and melt the edges then layer them for flatish flowers!.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. I just found your blog, and already I'm learning new tips and tricks from you!! Thanks for sharing your projects and techniques. This is a great card. I'll have to try ruffling the tulle. So pretty! --Doris


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