Sunday, 24 May 2009

A ribbon weave centrepiece with a hidden message

The Stamp With Us challenge this week is a Recipe one. I could use 1 patterned paper, 1 flower, 2 ribbons and a button. I was so pleased when I read that it was 2 ribbons - I've been wanting to use some ribbon weaving in a card for a while. Here's my card and it has a little secret:

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
DSP: Chocolate Chip Patterns
Taffeta Ribbon: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Button: Pretty in Pink
Other: Flower from Pretties Kit, Linen thread, Stampin' Pastels
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Punches: Scallop Edge

I matted and layered the card and DSP as shown in the photo. For the centrepiece I inked the linen thread with Chocolate Chip and tied it through the button. The flower from the Pretties Kit was coloured at the edges with Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip Pastels. When it came to weaving the square I actually got it wrong twice. I know, I know, how dense am I and yes it's that long since I last did any weaving, lol. Just so you don't have to make the same mistake(s), I can tell you that you need to line up one edge of the square with pink ribbon and another adjoining edge with chocolate ribbon. Then simply alternate which ribbon is on top. All ribbon ends were secured with sticky strip to keep in place. A mini card was cut from Pretty in Pink cardstock. The base was stuck to the main card front and the weaving was stuck to the top of the mini card, trapping a couple of ribbon tails to use to lift it open. The flower and button were stuck with glue dots. Here's how it opens to hold a hidden message:

To help balance the weight on the front of the card I added an insert:

Inside Recipe
Stamp Sets: Seeing Spots, Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: Whisper White
DSP: Chocolate Chip Patterns
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Punches: Corner Rounder

Straightforward stamping, matting and punching on the insert but I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sentiments where I wanted them.

Looking forward to seeing how you meet the challenge.

Sara xx


simplyfairies said...

Wow this is superb!!

Natalie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. x

Leigh said...

What a fabulous card. I love it.

JanJ said...

Wow Sara, stunning card, really clever idea and love the little secret on the front.

Jan x

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Fabulous Sara!! Love your ribbon weaving - definitely have to try that!

juliejules said...

Lovely card Sara, the weaving is fantastic, Jules x

My Little Space said...

Love this Sara, absolutely stunning !


Kate Lewis said...

Wow, this is so stunning Sara, going to have to try the weaving at some point, really great card! Kate xx

Alex said...

WOW Sara, this is beautiful! What a great idea to weave the two ribbons together :)

Maybe a tutorial on this one day!

Alex x

Alison said...

That's just so pretty! The taffeta ribbon is beautiful, I love it!