I know some of my friends will be surprised to see me posting this particular image because I am not a fan of (male) Cardinals. There’s one in particular that shows up every spring, year after year….after year. (I’m just assuming it’s the same one. For all I know, the whole lot of them are crazy.) This one follows me around the house from window to window, pecking wildly like it’s lost its mind. All. Day. Long. I don’t know what it’s trying to accomplish. It might be secretly entertained by my annoyance, screaming and yes, cursing. It makes me INSANE.
Anyway, I specifically love the (quiet, non-threatening) female bird on top of the cups, sharing her twig (with the wacky one). 😉 I adore the other images in the set, but strangely enough, this one is my favorite.
After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I decided to tie a pretty ribbon around the top. I have loads of ribbon but don’t often use it. It is mostly stored on ribbon cards like this:
When I take it off of the card, it looks like this (or worse):
I don’t like the creases, and there always seems to be one or more in the worst locations after tying my bow. Now available from the Copic website is the Clover Mini Iron. It’s thin, has a perfectly small, pointed tip and heats in just a few minutes.
There are two heat settings (low and high), a cute little stand and it’s great for ironing ribbon! I highly recommend! I also highly recommend taking care not to accidentally touch the shaft. It gets hot. Very, very hot. It will hurt. Just sayin…
Once pressed, I tied my crease-free ribbon into a pretty bow around the top of my colored panel. *happy sigh*
I’ll be back tomorrow to share another new (and very cool) product with which the Clover Mini Iron works perfectly! See you then!