Hello again, Ribbon Lovers! It’s my turn to be up on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. I just love all those cute bottle cap embellishments that can be found on so many projects. They are often just the right little “something” to finish a project off. But, those cute embellies can get a little pricey, so when I was cleaning up after a recent birthday party, instead of throwing the bottle caps into the trash, I set them aside and decided to figure out how to make my own. And I’m sharing that info with you in a bottle cap embellishment tutorial.
Here’s a fresh, fun fall birthday card that I made with Webster’s Pages Family Traditions/Harvest paper that I found while organizing my paper stash. The card is 5 1/2″ square and made with just that one piece of paper and teal cardstock…and fabulous ribbon from RRR, of course!
I love the way the brown plaid ribbon looks when combined with the bright, bold colors of the Apple Green Swiss Dot Ribbon. They are the perfect ribbon combo for these papers. And here’s a closer look at that fabby bottle cap embellie.
Now, you can use a printed paper and just add a button or flower at this point and then skip to the next step if you want. But I wanted to add an image from the paper , so I cut out this darling little birdie and added it to the mix.
I traced around the edges of the bird and just fussy cut his little wings and tail, then inked the edges with Vintage Photo ink. Put some foam dimensionals on the reverse side then add him to your bottle cap.
Then I filled the entire cap with this Clear Hold Adhesive. Glossy Accents works great, but I just happened to have this on my desk, so that is what I used. I know it looks cloudy in the photo, but I just set it aside and let it dry overnight and it was clear and shiny by morning. Then I added it to my card with my trusty hot glue gun.
I used some itty bitty Wild Orchid Craft Sweetheart Blossoms to decorate my tag, and added a few Stickles to my card focal as well. Here’s a peeky at the inside:
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