Sunday, October 20, 2013

Birthday Wishes


I've had this pretty SU! smoky slate ribbon for a while now, and hesitated to use it because it makes big, bulky bows - unsuitable for mailing. As much as I like the ribbon, I wanted to find a way to use it that didn't require extra postage. SOooo, I decided to make "leaves" for the flower out of the ribbon. The flower is a Hero Arts image, stamped 3 times with Versamark on bright orange cardstock, then fussy cut and layered for a little dimension. I popped a rhinestone right in the center and added a SU! sentiment. The dsp is Bazzill Basics from the Licorice stack.

Since I used snippets of ribbon, I'm taking this one over to the Snippets Playground #95.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!

Carol

18 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Ohh I love the orange and grey combo. Great ribbon and outstanding thought you had to make leaves instead of bulking up the card with a bow. I really like the ribbon with that paper also. Enjoy your day.

Lynn said...

LOVE IT! That ribbon is so beautiful, and great colour combination. Lynn x

Deedee Anderson said...

What a great color combo, and such a pretty flower you've made. That ribbon is lovely, and it was very creative of you to use it to make leaves -- great solution to the bow issue! :-)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow! Love your card Carol! Those colors go so well together and cool use of the ribbon as leaves. TFS

The Crafty Laydee said...

Love this colour combination Carol-that flower is fabby and what a great way to add the ribbon without the bulk :)
Hugs,Nessa xx

MaryH said...

This is really a striking card. Love that color combo, and the ribbon is just gorgeous. It's perfect with that bright orange flower. The stripe on the bottom DP is so elegant with the chevron ribbon. Wonderful card. TFS & Hugs

Benzi said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous card and the flower is awesome in that bright color. Great idea for the ribbon leaves...looks great and no extra postage. You're a genius!

jimlynn said...

Weird things going on with my blogger!! It shows you posted it this morning and I'm just now getting it on the dashboard.....however, I'm glad I did because it's stunning! The red flower really pops against that paper and I love, love, love the way you did the ribbon and leaves! Outstanding!
Lynn

Denise Price said...

This card has a great tailored look, and the idea for making ribbon "leaves" is super!

scrappymo! said...

Looks great! and Boy Oh Boy, I am going to try this...You are right...it is fab ribbon but makes huge bows! I have some orange chevron out now for Halloween...

Love the masculine feel of the papers and then the surprise of the bright flower...looks great!

Di said...

Yesssss! A perfect card indeed and such a clever way to use the ribbon. LOVE how you used the papers and the orange flower really pops. Gorgeous.

Hugs, Di xx

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this flower just jumps off the page and I love the layers! You did a fabulous job with it and the ribbon makes great leaves. Well done! Hugz!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a great colour scheme. LOVE this. xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Okay, seriously, this is genius! Your snippets card is beautiful, Carol. I'm so pinning it for that reason, but also for the genius tip on using that wide ribbon!! Hugs, Darnell

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so in love with Smoky Slate. Great idea to lessen the bulk. Hope you are having a fantastic Monday.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous snippet card, Carol. I love the unusual colour combination and the flower is stunning - it has the look of a Tudor rose. Elizabeth xx
PS: great idea to use ribbon for the leaves too :)

Debs Willis said...

Love that flower - it just leaps off the page!

MaryH said...

Big Congrats on your win over the Playground! You'll enjoy it - fer sure! Happy to see your name show up as the prize winner. HUGs