Lynn Claridge, way over yonder in the UK, has mentioned she is having a hard time using ribbon on her cards. She doesn’t like the way it looks.
So…..digging through my stash of books and inspirational things I’ve located something that I think would be good on a card front.
Picture this……a greeting card for any occasion you choose. On the front of the card are three images – your choice – all dangling from a length of ribbon. The three ribbons are tied together at the top. Or you could make the images float at the top like balloons.
I have a book by Becky Higgins and Creating Keepsakes titled “My Creative Companion” with tons of inspirational ideas for scrapbooks. Of course…this book is out of print HOWEVER there is a Second edition that is available. The book I have covers titles, photo mats, tags, borders, journal spots, and lots of other things.
My “Ribbon Challenge” idea is from this image in Becky Higgin’s book.
Valentine’s Day is our next holiday or celebration. Hearts dangling from ribbon would be really cute. A birthday cake, a candle, and a present would also look cute for this challenge. How about three dangling “Hello” words or if you have the stamps make one say “Hello”, another say “Hi”, and the final one say “Hey” or whatever you want. Another idea is to have three small bouquets of flowers dangling. This could be a “Get Well” card.
I’m tossing the idea out there to you all. Whatever tools and stamps you have, and your own inspiration, will be what dictates the card front using the ribbon in this challenge.
While I’m on the topic of cards…I have a “tool” that I want to use. This is from Club Scrap and it is the “Assembly Line Card Deck“. I’ve had this for about three years and have not used it much. Heads up….this is a bit pricey but in the long run, if you are a card maker, this will pay for itself as far as left over scrap paper goes.
I used one of their instructional cards last year. I used the “Nine (9) of Diamonds” to create the cards. I think I got four cards out of this cutting instruction. Been longer than 5 minutes and I don’t remember.
Using some Stampin’ Up! card stock and the “Life Is Beautiful” stamp set….don’t know if it is still available. I made this card from the Club Scrap instructions.
This is the inside of the card.
I’m off to go back into my craft room and make a card for this Ribbon Challenge. When you make one for the RIBBON CHALLENGE, leave a link to your blog post in the COMMENT SECTION of this post. I’d love to see what you come up with.
Here are my entries for the Ribbon Challenge. I’ve only finished three of the four cards I cut using a Club Scrap Idea Deck thing-a-ma-bob. 2 sheets of 12 x 12 card stock made four cards with two bits of scrap left over.
Filled With Love stamp set – Stampin’ Up! (don’t know if it is still available)
Whisper White card stock
Scraps from my scrap stash
Staz-On ink – Jet Black
Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon – Stampin’ Up (don’t know if it is still available)
Pretty In Pink 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (don’t know if it is still available)
Faceted mirrored hearts from my stash
Ornament punch – Stampin’ Up!
Card #1 is loosely based on the sketch. It is a top fold card.
Card #2 is a side fold card. I don’t have a large heart punch so I improvised and used the Ornament Punch. I forgot that I’ve also added some Stampin’ Up! red glitter to one of the hearts on the top stamped image.
Card #3 is not a whole lot different. It is a side fold card as well.
I loving all that you guys are doing. Totally awesome cards you guys are submitting 😀