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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Elegant Birthday Card for Card Sketch Wednesday

Today is Card Sketch Wednesday on my blog and earlier today I posted this challenge sketch. Did you give it a try? Are you planning on working on it later? I'd love to see your version.

Here's my Card Sketch Wednesday Challenge card. I love the Red, Black and white, and think this turned out so elegant.

I used one of the new Ribbon Slides by DRS Designs on this card. I'm loving them lately. They are fun to use & add a lot of dimension to your work. Plus, my favorite part is that they are a paper/flat embellishment. No heavy metal to worry about if you need to send a card through the mail. You can see the rest of the ribbon slides by DRS Designs here.

For those of you unfamiliar with how ribbon slides work, they are really quite easy to use. All you do is remove the areas that have an X on them, using either an exacto blade or by poking a hole with a pointed pair of scissors and then cutting the X portion out. (That's what I do.) Then, they work like a buckle with the ribbon sliding up from the back and down over the center portion, or tying a knot over the center post.

This particular slide is designed to be punched out with a 1" circle punch, making it quick and easy to use.

Have you noticed how similar this ribbon slide is to the Cuttlebug Textile Texture Embossing folder? The patterns are so similar it's practically a perfect match! I think they complement each other very well.

Well, after I punched out the ribbon slides I felt they need something more than just the ribbon in the center. I thought they would look nice matted in red, a scallop just as I had done with the sentiment. Well, I didn't have a scallop punch that fit them, and my scallop Nesties were too big, so I improvised, and it worked!!

I used a Flower paper punch to create those red scallop mats you see behind each ribbon slide. I punched 2 flowers for each ribbon slide and adhered them on top of one another. Then, I adhered the ribbon slide onto the matted flowers and Viola! the appearance of a scalloped circle that fit around the ribbon slides perfectly!
This is a pic of the scrap piece of red cardstock I used to punch out my flowers to give you an idea about the punch I used.

This finished card size measures 5.5" x 4.25" (A2)

Stamps: DRS Designs- Flourish Ribbon Slide, Happy Moments/Happy Days Sentiment
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Rubber Stampede Embossing ink, Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Charcoal
Paper: Smooth cardstock by Paper Reflections
Accessories: Creative Beginnings White Embossing powder, Black brad-unknown, Red Ribbon-Unknown, Textile Texture Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities, EK Success Flower Punch

Please make sure to post a link to your card in my comment section so we can all check out your card and I can make sure to enter you in my blog candy drawing for giving it a try.



Ethel Amutan said...

This is so impressive! Mind if I copy your idea with the flowers? I love your interpretation of the sketch.

Traci G said...

Very pretty card, and what you did with the flower punch is ingenious!!!

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful!! What neat ideas!! :)


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