This may not look like much to y'all, but I'm so proud of myself! I present you with a Ric-Rac flower!!!
I've never even attempted anything like this before and it only took me one "mess up" to get it done! I had about four feet of this red Ric-Rac and was determined I'd do it - so found some instructions, cut it, stitched it, heated up the hot glue gun (that I swear is older than me), and started rolling......and I was really on a roll too! In fact I rolled it so tight it wouldn't budge. SO, grabbed the two feet of this stuff I had left and tried it again! It may not be perfect, but it was an accomplishment for me......not that I'll ever do one again though!
The hot glue gun is NOT my friend! I hate those things and guess that's why I've never bought one of the newer, sleeker, smaller ones. Mine is so old and gunked up with glue and it uses those big fat glue sticks - not the skinny kind you see now. The glue won't even go through the gun anymore so if I need two hands for the project, I have to bend down and use my teeth to press the glue through. Not a pretty site at all!!! I only burned myself once or twice doing all this, so that was a plus.
This flower and card were actually done for two reasons - I wanted to enter the challenge at Marks Finest Papers (to use Ric-Rac) and also for a SCS group I belong to called Stamp Addicts. We have a challenge among ourselves ever so often to try a different technique. The technique this month was to make a flower. Next time I think I'd just punch out a bunch of flowers and glue them together! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by.........I won't be around much this weekend, but will check back with everyone on Sunday or Monday.