Monday, June 13, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Ribbon Challenge

Lily Pad Cards is hosting a ribbon challenge on their blog.  On Friday - I decided to play along. I can't believe how quick this card came together, although it's still simple in design.

I decided to use a bunch of ribbon for this challenge.  First I looked in my die-cut stock and picked out this Sizzix sun.  I then checked out my orange/yellow ribbon and had a few ribbon choices.  So I measured out a piece of cardstock slightly bigger than the die cut and laid down strips of the red-line tape.

I exposed the tape and then laid down the ribbon over it.  I used my bone folder to really adhere the ribbon to the tape and then used the die cut to cut out the sun.  I did run it through the machine about three times, and 'most' of it cut, but some areas I had to use my scissor to release it from the cardstock.

Once the sun was done....I stamped out a bunch of Amuse clouds in PTI's fresh snow ink.  I cut a strip of yellow and embossed with the Cuttlebug swirl folder and added another ribbon on top.  I added a Hero Arts sentiment and a little bling.  Even though the sun is quite busy - it still was a little plain - so I added a PTI button with some embroidery twine.


Here's a closer picture of the sun.

This challenge runs until Thursday if you want to play!!

And just a PS to "Belinda" - you've kindly commented on a few of my card - and I've tried to return to your blog - but I'm not 'allowed' to view it.......so....I don't know how to return the favor!!

Thanks for your visit!

13 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is fantastic and what a creative way to use your ribbon. Love the button in the center I think that really finishes it. Love everything about this card. Hope the weather is going to be nice ;)

Anne Marie said...

Ok, this is TOO COOL!! Love how you used all of that pretty ribbon on the sun die cut. Thank you for sharing such a fun tip. Can't wait to give it a try. Maybe it will help me use up the massive mount of ribbon I have stockpiled. Hee hee! The color combo just rocks and those little clouds are so fun. All around happy card! :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So cheerful . . . love the colours, the idea, the details!

Alissa said...

Fantastic idea for ribbon. And the colors are stunning!

jimlynn said...

WOW!!! So creative! LOVE IT! And the colors are just - well....sunny!!! Fabulous, Maria.
Lynn

Pia said...

So very beautiful! WOW - the colors are gorgeous!
Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards ;)

Cheryl said...

Love it when a plan comes together! Beautiful card! It is so warm and cheery it makes me smile. I love your creative use of ribbon.

Lin said...

What a gorgeous card - love your design, your colors, your use of ribbon! Thanks so much for playing in THE POND with us!!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on being one of the Froggin' Fantastic Four! Your card is beautiful and so creative. And, I didn't even think dies could cut through ribbon!

Heather Maria said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the sunny scene and your use of ribbon is brilliant!

Susie said...

Wow! Awesome card...I love your use of ribbon on the sun die cut! I can almost feel the warmth of the sun :)
Congrats on making the Fantastic Four at Lily Pad Cards!

Cheryl said...

I just saw you were one of the top picks at the Lily pad challenge! Congrats! How awesome!

lostinpaper said...

Brilliant card! Such a clever embellishment, Love it! Congrats on your Froggin' Fantastic Four win!

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