I started with a 2" Gluber, and since I didn't really know what I was doing I chose some green ribbon that I had alot of. I just stuck the ribbon around the Gluber starting with the outside edge and pleating with my fingers as I went until I got to the middle. At the middle I cut my ribbon, tucked the end under, and added some self-adhesive rhinestones. So cute!
To make my card I chose a base of green to match the flower, and decided I wanted to make something 'vintagey' (a lovely non existent word, lol). I chose antique newsprint, some black, and some kraft.
I decided the newsprint text was a bit too dark for what I wanted to do, so I brushed some white crackle paint over the middle and dried it with my heat gun. The crackle is very subtle and difficult to see in the main picture so I took a close up:
Since the newsprint paper was thinner than regular patterned paper it buckled and wrinkled more than usual, but I really like the effect. After inking the edges and over the paint with creamy brown I matted the piece with black and kraft, added the base ribbon and adhered it to the front of the card.
For the sentiment, I punched a small tag out of kraft, heat embossed the sentiment in white, and inked the edges with creamy brown. Even though the ink colour is quite close to the kraft it was just enough to add a bit of dimension to the tag. I added a bit of green string to the tag and adhered it with foam squares.
On the inside I used the same papers on the front but layered them so that the kraft would hold the sentiment, and leave lots of room for the giver to leave a nice note. I put paint and ink on the newsprint for the inside also, just enough paint to peek out behind the black.
This card was pretty quick to make, and it was a bit messy so the best of both worlds!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Pretty Little Ribbon Challenge - To die for - die cuts and punches
- Fussy and Fancy Friday - Punches and Dies
- Everybody Art - Wedding
- Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes + kraft
- Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
- Deep Ocean Challenge - Punches and dies
- Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything goes
- Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes
- Moving Along With the Times - Gardening or Flowers
- Catered Crop - B for Bodacious - I used lots of creamy Brown and Brown kraft :)
I used the following supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Garden Green, Basic Black, Crumb Cake. Bazzill Basics Antique Newsprint.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Petite Pairs.
Ink: Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Versamark watermark ink, Martha Stewart White Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence.
Embellishments: Green grosgrain ribbon from stash, Michaels Rhinestone Stickers, green craft string from my stash.
Adhesives: Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Runner, Cosmo Cricket Glubers, Glue Dots, foam squares.
Tools: Paper trimmer, scissors, sponge, bone folder, heat tool, paint brush, Ranger heat resistant craft sheet, Stampin' Up! Embossing Buddy, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, Stampin' Up! Extra Large Tag punch.