Friday, March 27, 2009

Well It's Different!

Here is where I got my inspiration for the above card. Michelle Giraud at Twisted Chick Creations was a Guest Designer for Impression-Obsession when I first started posting on their blog. She is such a great Designer and I check out her blog often. I saw her card and immediately loved the way she threaded the gold cord up the side! I also like that she had used a border punch I had! Hee hee. I actually loved the whole card. She is one creative designer. My problem was I wanted to use the ribbon you see because it matched the leaves in my image. So......I needed bigger scallops and bigger holes. I'll come back to this issue, but first my image.

Image:
1. The image is Victorian Blossom One by Impression-Obsession. Stamp with VersaMark and emboss with Enchanted Gold to give it a delicate sparkly look on Neenah Classic Crest Natural Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock.
2. Paint using Niji waterbrush with Twinkling H2O's Cherry Sorbet and Wintermint, and highlight with Stickles Yellow. (Luminarte 40% off sale is still in progress.)
3. Run image through Cuttlebug using Spellbinder Large Square Die with embossing pad. The stack is:
- Plate A,
- 3 pieces 4.25X5.5 of cardstock,
- Plate B, *Die facing up,
- *Image (Removable Scotch tape used to secure the die to the image so it wouldn't move.)
- Spellbinder embossing mat,
- Plate B. (It actually gives 3 distinct embossed ridges to the frame when you do it this way.)
4. Trim around image.
5. Mount on DP 3.75"x4.0" with no DP showing on the right side. Anna Griffin-Pink Paisley
6. Mount that on 4.25"x5.5" of Bazzill Birthstone October cardstock.


Now for the fun part and what I did so I could use the ribbon:

Ribbon Braid:
1. (2) 1"x4" strips of DP. Draw a penciled line .75" high across the length of DP, from end to end. You can look at how it would be without the drawn line HERE. Then you could trim it down on the bottom to the .75" after you use the Slot punch as shown on the other blog. I have to say that might be easier.
2. Line up scalloped edges with the image side already mounted. (See Above)
3. Eyeball and draw little dots where you want the holes to be in the center of each scallop.
4. Use EK Success 1/4" Paper Shaper Large Circle in the middle of each scallop.
5. Thread 16" of Michaels ribbon through as shown.
6. The Ribbon Slide is from Fancyfuls, Inc. online store.

Embellishments:
1. The butterfly is from the Martha Stewart Butterflies punch. Your local Wal-Mart has it.
2. The 2mm Pearls are Mark Richards Small Script Alphabet and the 3mm are Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements Pearls.

On here the card looks a bit over-the-top to me. In person it looks very light and feminine. What is it about the eye of the beholder they say? Ha! And we are done! Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

27 comments:

friedmsw said...

I LOVE this card!! It is so beautiful! Gorgeous coloring! I so appreciate how you are always on the lookout for a bargain in obtaining supplies and you share that information!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley gorgeous card, Shirley.
Fabulous image and I love your ribbon braid. Beautiful!!

Karen x

Stamp and Smile said...

Shirley this card is adorable! I like the ribbon the way you gave is an AWESOME effect and that littl butterfly is TO CUTE!! TFS.. my friend!! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow Shirley what a great ribbon braid, so pretty.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Lovely colors and techniuqe on the flowers, beautiful card with the lovely ribbon braid on the side! Very feminine and I love it!

Lyn S said...

Beautiful card Shirley! The colours are so soft and pretty, and the braided ribbon is lovely!

craftimamma said...

Once again a beautiful card Shirley and a very inovative use of the pretty ribbon. Gorgeous colours.

Lesley Xx

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Shirley! I love the ribbon braid!

mochamama said...

wow Shirley, I love how you did that ribbon, awesome!!! Beautiful card darlin!

fishlips said...

This card is just Amazing and wow that ribbon is just FANTASTIC...Thanks for all the info too... Love this one and the pretty butterfly is just perfect!!!!

Sharon said...

Shirley, I love this. To be honest I looked at both and I like the ribbon the best!! Great job

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous creation!! I really LOVE that ribbon treatment!! It's stunning!! TFS! :)

Elena said...

I really love the ribbon treatment! It is gorgeous, Shirley!

Christina said...

Beautiful, I love the ribbon braid technique... Thank-you for sharing this with us.
Hugs, Christina

Stamping Cafe said...

Oh this is simply gorgeous, love everything about it!

Jenny, said...

Love what you've done with the ribbon in this card.

Cheryl said...

WOW! Shirley this is really gorgeous. I love the ribbon that you used for this it fits perfectly. Love that braid also. What terrific colors.

stampqueen said...

Very pretty card!!!! Love the colors and the ribbon too!!!

Jenny said...

I was going to ask you how you made the ribbon that way, but then I saw how at the end of the post! LOL
Beautiful as always :-) Am going to have a look at that blog :-)

I will be away for the next two weeks, but be sure I will come to visit your blog when I get back :-)) {HUGS}

Ann said...

Wow! I love that ribbon braid!

Tasha said...

Wow Shirley fabulous card love the pink and the green work wonderfully together! Loving the ribbon braid
love tasha xx

Anne said...

Very pretty, I see why you wanted to include the ribbon, it's a perfect match!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I have missed a few of your posts. Love the braid on the side and the colors are gorgeous!

Tammi said...

Wow! So lovely, and that ribbon is gorgeous, love how it's threaded! Beautifully done!

Cindy said...

The ribbon is wonderful as is the entire card!

Elizabeth said...

Shirley this is over the top gorgeous! I love the colors and what you did with the ribbon!

Phree said...

Beautiful image, love the woven ribbon lace border.

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