Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Our Stories

Today I am sharing a simple birthday card using two of my favorite trims: Baker's Twine and Chevron Twill. Even more cool is that the twill is in a 1/4" size! I love petite little things, so was very happy to see the smaller size twill in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.
The images in this stamp set (Fresh Fruit by Stampin' Up!) are actually made to stamp "shaded." It's brand new to me, so when I stamped the pears I was saying, "Why isn't this stamping solid??!" and I colored in the pears then with a marker. But when the leaves did the same thing, I finally figured it out haha!

The card is actually wrapped twice with both the Coral Baker's Twine and the 1/4" Celery Chevron Twill. I then tied a simple bow with the twine. 

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Stamps: Fresh Fruit (SU!) 
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Fruit Stand DSP (all SU!) 
Ink: Crumb Cake, Archival Black, Certainly Celery, Zig Clean Color Marker 
Accessories/Tools: SB banner, circle and scalloped circle die, Coral Baker's Twine & 1/4" Chevron Striped Twill Celery (Really Reasonable Ribbon) 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Foxy Blessings

It's certainly an Autumn feel to the air here in Central Nebraska. Some of the trees were a combination of red, green and gold yesterday. I was surprised, because it has seemed to come on so quickly. From 100 last week to 73 yesterday! But I welcome it, as does this little fox!
Isn't he cute? To begin my card, I dry embossed the back panel with the Woodland Textured Impressions embossing folder from Stampin' Up! On the main panel, I used a technique called Reverse Masking, and sponged in a circle of blues, followed by clouds with darker edges, using a handcut cloud stencil I have had forever.  I stamped the foliage along the bottom to "ground" my circle.

The little fox is made with a punch (Fox Builder Punch) and one little face stamp from Foxy Friends. I sat him on a stamped and fussy cut stump, and tilted his head to show his fun personality. All images are by Stampin' Up!
Everything is held together with my go-to adhesive -- 1/4" Scor-Tape.

I love the shimmer and look of organza on just about everything. It adds an ethereal look to my forest card here, while being transparent enough to still see what it behind the ribbon. You can see an amazing variety of beautiful colors in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store HERE. I tied on a little "Blessings" charm I had, using Natural Burlap String and added two brown Mulberry Leaves (Wild Orchid) to pull the forest theme back in.

So I am wishing you Autumn Blessings today and hope that your weekend is as wonderful as this little fox is cute! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Buttons and Bows at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The theme for Challenge #147 is Buttons & Bows.
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.
I used the Watercolor Lifting Technique at Splitcoaststampers for my card. Basically, you create a watercolor wash, emboss an image with VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder, and then remove as much color as you like with more water and a brush or rag. It's such a fun look!

I added some Doodlebug Sequins to my flower middles, and then created a fun pleated ribbon center using the August Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon, as well as Green Apple Baker's Twine. 

Come play along at RRR!

Friday, August 12, 2016

August Hop With Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Welcome to the August 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 fourth 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.
Each 13th of the month it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop where we highlight the Ribbon Club! I LOVE Bonnie's choices for the August 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. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-9 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15 yards of ribbon.  This month's has nine different styles and 18 yards! You will love it! Take a peek:
I love the rich fall colors in this assortment! I chose one design for today's card, the 3/8" Shell Print on Rust Satin Ribbon:

I love how the shells mimic the scallops in the  orange doily! My card is made from the Oh Happy Day Card Kit by Stampin' Up! Now off to Cheryl's blog, where you will have a feast for the eyes!

Thanks for stopping by today!