Saturday, 23 March 2013

Ribbons and bows ....

... Hi!!  It's time for our new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card ThrowdownLouise is our host and for our embellishment challenge, she wants us to make Christmas cards with ribbons and bows!


You might have noticed that I don't use many ribbons and bows on my cards.  There are two reasons for that.  One, I'm not great at making bows and two, I find it hard to include them.  So, for me, this is a tough challenge and it was only yesterday that I woke up with inspiration.  Here's my card:


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Compliments of the Season, Yonder Star
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Certainly Celery, Garden Green
Dies: Spellbinders - Nested Lacey Pennants (S5-029) #3
Accessories:  SU Card - Garden Green; Anita's sticky ribbons,other ribbons and bow from stash; White lustre card

I made a ribbon Christmas tree and it's turned out exactly as I imagined.  I cut the green and white panels to size, glued them together and then put on the die and cut out the tree.  Then I put the panel onto the card base and traced around the inside of the tree.  I covered the whole of the traced outline with super sticky double sided tape.  Then I peeled off the protective layer and started to add ribbon.  I started with the swirly lime ribbon and worked from there, picking ribbons with different textures, colours and widths and adding a touch of red and gold - it is after all a Christmas card!  Once I'd covered all the sticky tape I attached the die cut panel to reveal my ribbon tree.  I stamped some pale green snowflakes and added some gold/brown ribbon for the tree's pot and a big ribbon on top! For the inside I cut a couple more layer and stamped a simple greeting.  I decided not to add a sentiment on the front of the card - I think the tree says it all!

I'm really pleased how this turned out, and as I've got a lot of ribbon, I think might be a good way of using up some of it :)

Don't forget to check out the blog - the rest of the team have got fabulous cards to share with you.  Looking forward to seeing what you make with ribbon and bows!!  I have to admit that it's not been difficult to get into the mood for making Christmas Cards - winter seems to be hanging around everywhere. We've had really low temperatures and some snow all week, and I've been in touch with my UK family and friends and it appears you guys have it really bad this weekend.  Wherever you are, be safe and have a great weekend!!

15 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deb! Love the ribbon holiday tree! The crepe paper bow looks awesome!

Pauline said...

Brilliant ribbon tree Deborah, I love all the different textures and vibrant greens.

Jacqueline said...

Love your imaginative use of ribbons Deborah - they look perfect with that stunning bow - Jacqueline xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous ribbon tree Deborah...love your pretty ribbons you have used...

Anne

Louise van Vuren said...

Deborah I was blown away by this card for my ribbons and bows challenge! I absolutely love it, so I hope you won't mind if I case this idea some time! The large bow is beautiful too.
Louise xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Super idea & I love the way you used brown for the pot. The different textures show up really well & I do like the way you stamped around the tree aperture.
Paula (PEP)

Marybeth said...

Well you did a great job with the ribbon on this card! I love the way the tree looks.
Congrats again on your feature spot at WMS. I left my comment there.

Kim S said...

Ribbons and bows might be hard for you - but this is fabulous!

Beverley said...

It might have been a challenge for you, but you sure ROCKED it! FAB card :)

Mynnette said...

Deb, this is absolutely amazing!!! LOVE your gorgeous use of ribbons and fibers! Fabulous card and gorgeous bow! :)

sarahstone said...

What a cute idea to use the negative space with ribbons inside! I love it and I might have to give it a try!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You scored a perfect ten on innovation with this fantastic card, Deborah!!

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow Deborah - seriously what an amazing idea for using ribbon. I absolutely love the tree you made with this! Very creative! Hugs D

Ruth M said...

My goodness Deborah, your ribbon tree is amazing! I love the different colours and textures, a perfect card for Louise's challenge!
Ruth x

Donna Ellis said...

A wonderful ribbon Christmas card, Deborah! Very festive and cheery, and a great idea! thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving the very sweet note! hugs, de

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