This card was made for my Mother’s Birthday. It all started with the colours of the ribbon and went from there.
For the background I cut 2 inch strips of CS and either stamped it or embossed it. Some I punch the scalloped edger on the both sides or one side and then cut them in half. I sponged the edges of some with distress ink (broken china). Some of the non punched ones I added in the teal scallop piece and then I layered them on a piece of paper and taping each one on as I went – each one has a 1 cm showing of green. Once they were all taped on I then cut the edges to the size I wanted. Added ribbon the hide the seam and the sponged the edges of the whole layer. Taped that layer onto a distressed piece of teal paper and then onto another piece of green.
I rolled up the paper flower, then unrolled it and crumpled it up a couple of times. I sponged the edges with distress ink and rolled it up again and used glued dots to hold it together. I used a paint brush to add some rock candy stickles to the edges. The leaves with painted with rock candy crackle paint and then I sponged distress ink over. To make the pearls yellow I used a Q-tip and alcohol ink.
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011 GMT Views: 529
Registered: April 14, 2005 Location: Plano, TX Posts: 3339
Sun, Feb 06, 2011 @ 12:37 PM
Wow ... such inspiration from a simple ribbon. Gorgeous card, love all the layers, textures, stamping, edging, distressing, flower, colors ..... my gosh there isn't a thing about your lovely card that I don't like. Right down to the wonderful little tag. Well done. I'm going to stare at my ribbon drawer for awhile and see if inspiration can find it's way into my craftroom.
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My husband said it was him or the rubber stamps. I still think about him every now and then. :)