Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Birthday Wishes - and a Tutorial -- for Digi Choosday

It's Tuesday, and that means Digi Choosday, with the awesome 24 hour digi code -- take advantage of this! Our theme for the next 2 weeks is Winter Blues.  It's also my turn to share a short tutorial with you.
First, the finished card:

This awesome digi is from the Twiggy & Toots Collection, found here in CD and here in Digital Download.  Just the strawberry cupcake image can be found here. I colored the cupcake image using Copic markers.  The cool blue background paper is from the Frosted Winter Octavia Collection (CD or Download). Then, the fun begins.  To make your own rainbow ribbon, follow these easy instructions:

Gather your supplies.  This technique can be done with a varieties of white ribbons.  I've used either inks or alcohol markers.  For this ribbon I wanted a "soft" look, so I chose distress inks.

Alternating every inch or so, ink your ribbon.  I cut 13 inches of ribbon for this card.  Here I am, getting started on it.

Here's the completed striped, multicolored ribbon --

One more view of the completed card, now that you know what to focus on:

The card shape was cut out on my Silhouette Cameo, using a Lori Whitlock cutting file.  The stars and circles were made with a Minc foil machine. 

I hope you can join us the next 2 weeks for our Winter Blues challenge!  Our CAS challenge at Digi Choosday goes on for one more week.  Plus, don't forget about the Digi Choosday Crafting Group on Facebook. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create -- ATG with optional twist -- birthday
Classy Cards & Such -- Bright & Cheerful
A Gem of a challenge -- female birthday
D.L. Art -- January Linky Challenge
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog -- ATG


  1. Love, love, love this, Julie! What a fab image and you have made it look good enough to eat!!! Great tutorial too, I will have to try this as your ribbon looks so pretty! xxx

  2. great card and colouring and fab tutorial

  3. Julie this is fantastic and a great tutorial love the image you have chosen looks good enough to eat.
    Fiona x

  4. Beautiful and delicious looking too!

    Love your ribbon - a really clever idea.

    Helen x

  5. So beautiful and thanks for the tutorial, I will try out that technique.

  6. Delicious design and the rainbow ribbon is beautiful :)

  7. Thankyou for the tutorial :-) such a beautiful card :-) the shading is perfect x

  8. Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  9. Lovely card. Love how you've done the ribbon too. Might be doing that with a future make for Digi Choosday. I've got some seam binding that would look fab coloured/inked up. I've never seen that digi on Twiggy & Toots collection, so it's made me go back and check all the awesome stuff on that collection.

  10. Fab make and a brill tute, so thanks for sharing.

  11. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. We hope to see you again soon!
    Sara - DT
    My Blog

  12. This is fabulous, perfect for a girl's birthday.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.