Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dragonfly Birthday Wishes

Have I mentioned how in love I am with all the beautiful colors and styles of Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts that we are now offering at Really Reasonable Ribbon?  Well, I am IN LOVE!!  If you haven’t been by to take a look lately, head on over because there are loads of new options in the store.

I pulled my color combination from the image and used purple and light turquoise.  You never have to twist my arm to use purple on a card!  I used flowers from each of the sets below to embellish my card.
These are a new offering and they are available in 8 colors.
I created my bi-color double-loop bow with grape and turquoise Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon which is my all time favorite ribbon.  The bow was made using my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  You can view my video tutorial on how to make this fun bow HERE.
Don’t forget about the wide range of bow sizes you can make with your Bow-it-All Tool.  You can make bows from 1/4″ all the way up to 9-3/4″ wide.  I whipped up the tiny 1/4″ bow made from purple Burlap String in seconds to top off my sentiment panel.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Image:  Etsy Cobra Graphics
Sentiment:  Gina K Various Verses
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Lords and Commons Doily; My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Stax; Spellbinders Standard Circle Small and Large
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders EL023 Tweets and Twigs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Mulberry Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts 35mm Trellis Rose, 25mm Cottage Roses, Aster Daisy Stem Flowers, 15mm Rose Leaves
White and Lavender Mulberry Paper
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Autumn Subway Art Card

I love me some autumn colors.  Autumn is my favorite season and this month we have a great Autumn Days themed Ribbon Club assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

If you love Autumn colors, this assortment is for you.  JOIN TODAY and you will begin with this Autumn themes assortment which contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim. What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.
I used two of the ribbon selections on my card.  I ran a layered ribbon strip diagonally across the card panel and I created a beautiful small double-loop bow from the kiwi Diamond Satin Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  If you want to see how easy it is to work with single-faced and printed ribbons on your Bow-it-All, please visit my YouTube Channel HERE.
Sometimes a small, low-key bow is all your card needs.  It’s just not finished without a bow…
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafter’s Cafe #128 – Use Torn paper (my mulberry paper is torn)
Clear it Out Challenge – Anything Goes (my stash is mulberry paper – have a lifetime supply!)
Digital Image:  Create with TLC
Paper:  The Paper Studio All Seasons II paper pad
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders Celtic Weave
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000, Candi Foam Fix
Natural Mulberry Paper
Brown Snaps
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hello Summer…..

Well, I know it’s really half over, but I kind of just noticed it’s summer.  Where does the time go?  Clearly I’m getting old.  Between magazine submissions for the wrong season and Christmas in July themes, I’m more than a little ‘corn-fused’!!  I’m happy to finally be crafting with a summer theme.

I wanted to do a card celebrating summer memories.  
I’m a huge fan of a yellow/gray color combo and I have wonderful memories of picking wild daisies on the side of the road in the summer and dying the petals different colors by putting them in water with different colors of food coloring.  Did you ever do that?
I created my daisy flowers with the Shasta Daisy die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The flower centers are made by gluing Judikins Speckles in Espresso over a white half pearl.
I added a simple double-loop bow from Lemon Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It was created with my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view all my Bow-it-All tutorials on my YouTube channel HERE.
My card has been entered in the following challenges:
Sentiment:  Digital Image from Create with TLC
Dies:  Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B; Cheery Lynn Designs Alpine Flourish Doily, Shasta Daisy
Ink:  Memento London Fog
Adhesives:  Scotch AGT, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Design Paper: K & Co (likely retired)
White Mulberry Paper
JudiKins Speckles Espresso