Monday, February 13, 2017

Hello Love

Welcome to the February Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Ginny's blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened along, be sure to start at the beginning at the RRR Blog (I am the third stop, so you don't have far back to go!) so you don't miss out on the awesome projects, fun news, and a prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon! Our hop goes live at 6:30 AM Central.
I am continuing, for a bit longer, my stamping goal to make and work on cards that are CAS (Clean and Simple) and/or flat and mailable. I tend to use a lot of embellishments and layers and make it so expensive to mail cards. And that is the other part of the goal -- to actually mail them!
So with that in mind, I present you a slightly, almost flat, CAS design for the hop today!

Each 13th of the month it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop where we highlight the Ribbon Club! My favorite color is pink, so I was thrilled with the choices in the February Pink & Green Mix ribbon club package. If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season.
For this month's card, I used three of the ribbons in the assortment and made my design using the Iris Twist (Iris Folding) Technique. An old technique, but one that recipients always love. All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape.
You can find many patterns and instructions if you Google "Iris Folding Patterns". Pinterest also has oodles! I used this pattern for my card:
I used Archival Black ink (SU!) for my sentiment (Sealed With Love by Stampin' Up!) and Hobby Lobby's Heavyweight White CS. The back panel is Glitter Green cardstock from DCWV. I added a few Doodlebug sequins for my simple embellishments.

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays - chocolate and handmade cards! What could be better?
 
Now off to Cheryl's blog, where you will have a feast for the eyes!



I am having a huge craft sale in a Facebook Group page! A whole lotta crafty goodness from my stamp studio -- for you! Lots of stamps, dies, ribbon, paper, stickers, embellishments and more! Lots of your favorite brand name companies - and more added each week!



CHALLENGES:

The Ribbon Girl – February Card Challenge
Allsorts Wk 402 – Hearts and/or Flowers
Brown Sugar #237 – Rhinestones and/or Ribbon
Crafting with Friends #36 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #43 – Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #24 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #33 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #111 – Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenge – Do you prefer ribbon or lace?  I love lace! It gives such a feminine, shabby chic touch to everything!

16 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty Judy! Love the Iris folding with the ribbon. Colors are really pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bonnie Garby said...

This is fabulous Judy. I LOVE iris folding and it's wonderful with these coordinating ribbons. Great idea!

Linsey R said...

Wow, Judy! This card is so creative, unique and absolutely fabulous!!! I must give it a try!!! Thanks so much for your always beautiful creations that inspire me so much!!! xoxo

Jill said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you did the iris folding with the ribbon, I've never used ribbon for that before, I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Sierra Winters said...

That's really cool!

Judy said...

Very pretty Judy. I have never tried iris folding but I can see the appeal of it. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow! I love that you Iris folded the ribbons...so rich and elegant! I struggle to make CAS cards...and I fail every time. I think it takes tremendous skill to make them. This one is a beauty! xo

ionabunny said...

It's been a long time since I did iris folding and I've never tred with ribbon. What a fun idea. Beautiful card. Hugz

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this idea of using ribbon for an Iris Fold look. This is gorgeous!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty and clever idea!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You are a technical wizard!! This is fantastic! Gorgeous spiral affect that draws me in!! Love it!

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our RIBBON GIRL challenge blog
so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card at Allsorts 'HEARTS AND/ OR FLOWERS' challenge, good luck in the draw. ♥
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering our theme this week at allsorts Tracy x

Annette said...

Gorgeous iris fold with the ribbons.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
In The Pink Challenge
Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Larissa said...

Fabulous card. Love how you used the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at As you like it.

Hugs,
Larissa