Saturday, 8 January 2011

Three ways with ribbon for the Mojomonday challenge

I've been busy for the last few days, preparing for next Saturday's Crop and Class (click here for details of how to join us for the Crop, Class or both) but I made a bit of time this morning to play along with the latest MojoMonday challenge.

The sketch this week is this one:

I decided to have a dig through my stash and use up some of my retired bits and bobs, combining them with some new, including one of the new SAB stamps. I wanted to feature ribbons and looked for different ways of using them to create this:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze
Punches: 1-3/4" Circle, 1" Circle, Eyelet Border
1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie
Double-stitched Grosgrain Ribbon: Chocolate Chip (retired)
Taffeta Ribbon: Chocolate Chip (retired)
Other: Earth Elements Buttons (retired), Linen Thread
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Crimper

The card blank is an A6 portrait of Chocolate Chip. This was matted direct with a layer of Peach Parfait that had faux stitching added round the edges with Chocolate Chip marker followed by sponging with Cajun Craze ink. A piece of Double Stitched Ribbon was trimmed at each end and adhered to the card front with Sticky Strip. A square of Cajun Craze card was matted onto a layer of Chocolate Chip and more faux stitching in Chocolate Chip ink added before popping ip on dimensionals on the card front. The main motif was made by punching a 1-3/4" Circle of Chocolate Chip card, covering it with Sticky Strip and adding the twisted taffeta ribbon, round and round from the central area. Leave a small space in the centre, this way you don't waste ribbon that won't be seen and have a better surface for the dimensional supporting the sentiment. (Tip - work on the backing to a sheet of dimensionals so that your sticky circle doesn't stick where it shouldn't). The True Friend sentiment from the Punch Bunch set was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla card and punched out with the 1" Circle before popping up on a dimensional in the centre of the twisted ribbon flower. A strip of Peach Parfait was punched with the Eyelet Border, edges sponged with Cajun Craze ink and then put through the Crimper before adhering to the back of the twisted ribbon flower. The whole flower was popped up on dimensionals. A large square Vanilla button was tied with Linen Thread around a trimmed piece of Striped Pumpkin Pie ribbon and attached with glue dots. Three small Vanilla buttons were tied with Linen Thread and also attached with glue dots.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx


Loraine Arderne said...

Gorgeous card, love these colours and your different ribbon looks are fab.

Deezines Art said...

Love this card, a very clever use of ribbons - Jacqueline xx

coKo said...

Hello Sara ! First my best wishes from France for this new year...
I like your card. The color choice is so fine. Not to much things on it. Simple and really nice !

Heather x said...

Stunning card Sara! Love the colours.

You will never guess what turned up in the post this morning....your xmas card! Royal Mails wonderful delivery service strikes again lol. Thank you very much babe :)
*hugs* Heather x

Creative Mish said...

Very pretty! I love that twisted flower.

Elizabeth said...

Just a fabby design for a man card Sara. The ribbon spiral looks amazing and I love the buttons too!

Jan said...

This is a gorgous card Sara. Like Elizabeth says, it would be great for am mans card.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful! Love the colros and your twisted flower. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!