Time for another inspiring do-it-yourself project from the lovely Ashley Campbell. Enjoy! Ashley writes:
"Thank you" is one of those things you can never say too much. There are times a text or email is appropriate. Then there are the times you might want to add an extra special touch. This month I wanted to share a simple way to say "thank you", but taken up a notch. For these cards I used the Fairytale Overlays and a ribbon from Vintage Greeting Cards. I am not well versed in Photoshop and have never used shapes. The ease of the overlays surprised me and now I find myself wanting to add these whimsical touches too all the ornery pictures of my daughter! Knowing I wanted her to hold the 'wand' overlay, I gave her a very thin dowel rod when taking her picture. I attempted a few poses, but this one seemed to fit the whimsical feel of the fairytale overlays the most. In Photoshop, I covered the dowel rod with the wand overlay and then added a few other shapes. I also used the ribbon from the Vintage Greeting cards under the photo. The card was printed as a 4x8.
Supplies to make fabric rosettes: Hot glue gun Hair barrettes cotton fabric (about 48 inches wide) tulle rotary cutter cutting board
Begin by cutting your fabric into strips just under an inch wide and the full 48 inches long. Take one strip and using hot glue, fold it in half and glue together.
For the middle of the rosette, coil the fabric around a few times adding hot glue as you go. Once your inside coil is the size you'd like, start twisting the fabric as you wrap it around the inner coil. Add glue as you go.
As you come to the end of your rosette leave about an inch of fabric to use on the back. Add hot glue all over the backside of the rosette to make sure everything is held in place. Cut a small rectangle of tulle.
Fold the tulle accordion style. Press tulle into the hot glue on the backside of the rosette. Add more hot glue, press one side of the barrette into the glue. Fold the extra fabric between the two sides of the barrette. Let the glue dry and then trim extra fabric.
Cut two small slits into the card and slide the barrette onto the card.
The barrettes are not necessarily for hair. They can be clipped onto just about anything. You could also opt for a paper flower or a little fabric flag with "thank you" stamped on it. Lots of possibilities!
Now who in your personal life & business deserves an extra special thank you....
Design Aglow's Wedding Week 2017 has come to a close and we are thrilled to have received over 1000 entries in our inspiring image contest! Thank you to everyone who entered and made Wedding Week 2017 such a blast!
Our panel of judges have chosen the final winners based on originality, composition, and technique. See our three winners below, as well as some of our favorite images that deserve an honorable mention for making us swoon.
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