Monday, April 7, 2008

Ribbons of Kindness & a Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge


Today's Try a New Technique Challenge over at Split Coast Stampers was to use 2 or more layers of ribbon. Simple enough and see how nice it looks - something you wouldn't normally think of doing on a card! You learn something every day, huh!?! Another reason I love the daily challenges!

I used a green net ribbon that came off something I had gotten - (I save everything! just ask my DH!), a wide burgandy sheer ribbon and a narrow green dotted sheer ribbon on my card.

I used all Ranger Distress Inks on the image - First I stamped the flowers with Peeled Paint and then clear embossed them. Then I sponged with Vintage Photo, Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick and then a little Vintage photo at the top again. I used the Distress inks for a challenge over at Cornish Heritage Farms that you should check out. The embossed square was cut with my Nestabilities.

The designer paper is by K & Co and it's a piece that was in my 'prize' package from Caardvarks when I won the Friendship card challenge a while ago (see earlier post!). The stamp set is Essence of Love from Stampin Up. I just love this bunch of wild flowers. It also comes with a butterfly stamp and another sentiment stamp.

The image and sentiment panels are up on dimensionals. I added a few dew drops in the corners to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by tonight - I really appreciate it and would love to hear what you think of today's card by leaving a comment for me!

Stamps: Essence of Love - SU
Paper: PapertreyInk white, Very Vanilla, Always Avocado, Bravo Burgandy, DP: K& Co
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick
Accessories: Square nestability, clear EP, hot gun, sponges, dimensionals, white gel pen, dew drops, glue dots
Techniques: sponging, embossing

12 comments:

Carolyn King said...

You card is beautiful. I really love that stamp and how you used the distress inks---wonderfully done! (Great job with the overlapping ribbons too!)

Deb said...

Wow Julia, this is soooo absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about it. I've been debating purchasing that stamp set, well the debate is over! Not that I would ever be able to create anything this fabulous, but I can try!! TFS!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is beautiful.

Neva said...

Julia this is awesome. I have this stamp set coming and can not wait to get it dirty.

Heather said...

Gorgeous card- your use of Distress inks is amazing!

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous! Love the ribbons and that great stamp! Great card Julia!

chelemom said...

This turned out gorgeous!!

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful Julia! I love the distress ink sponged in multiple colors over your image! The layered mesh/ribbon is great too!
Deena

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous card...love the colors!!!

Lavender Rose said...

What a beautiful card! I love the way you have used the inks to such great effect.

Linsey said...

I love them both and the one for the WT challenge is awesome! Your detailed inking looks amazing! Superb work!

Claudia said...

wow.. this is stunning!!!! i agree with deb.. now you really make me think that i have to have this set