Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper and Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set are used as the common thread throughout my blog post today.
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Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper is a Sale-A-Bration Freebie, and as Sale-A-Bration has been extended to 16th March in South Pacific, I am making the most of using this delightful paper. You can get a hold of this 12″ x 12″ designer series paper FREE with a AU$90 purchase, but only until end of business on 16th March, so don’t hang about.
Flat and Frayed …
This card uses one of the designs of paper that is a ready made card front. It looks for all the world like I have stamped and coloured this image, as the Stampin’ Up!® designers have used my method of colouring (always go outside the lines). But it was simply a matter of cutting it to size and whacking it on a matting layer.
I wrapped a piece of Mint Macaron Soft Velvet Ribbon around the card so it sits flat on the card front and adhered at the back. I also popped a couple of glue dots under the ribbon where the sentiment is going to sit to hold everything firmly in place. Ooooh la la, so soft and touchy feely!
Then I frayed both ends of a strip of the Gold Fine Art Ribbon and adhered it behind the sentiment piece before adhering to the Velvet Ribbon with Glue Dots. Really, really simple
Tripled and Tied …
I love this pattern in the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper. The dark Evening Evergreen background to the florals is really appealing to me and I love the little green hearts on the reverse side, so I incorporated both sides into my card.
The ribbon element is three different ribbons, Evening Evergreen Chevron Ribbon, Gold Fine Art Floral Ribbon and Just Jade & Gold Braided Ribbon. I applied some Seal+ to the back of the card before wrapping the ribbon around the card, covering where the paper joins. The Seal+ helps keep the ribbon apart at the edges of the card before I pull all three strands together and tie in a knot at the front.
The sentiment from Happy & Heartfelt has been white embossed onto Evening Evergreen card and die cut before being adhered into the top part of the card. The whole piece is then popped up onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Tabs and Tags …
This card again features those beautiful Daffodil Afternoon papers. The bright and energetic floral design covers most of the card front, with a more subdued strip of the darker black background with little white crosses all over down the left hand edge. I used some scraps of Just Jade & Gold Braided Ribbon, Flirty Flamingo Gold Metallic Ribbon and Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon to create little looped tabs which peak out from behind the floral paper panel.
I wrapped Black Baker’s Twine around the left hand edge of the floral piece (which I have adhered to a separate piece of Crushed Curry cardstock to give it some rigidity. I can then tie my tag with sentiment onto the card with some more of the Flirty Flamingo Gold Metallic Ribbon, tied around the Black Baker’s Twine.
Laced and Looped …
The feature of this card is definitely that laced Petal Pink ribbon … this ribbon is from the Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue (a part of the New Horizons Suite) … I chose it because it was fine enough to thread through my delicate die cut borders, and also because it picks up on the pink in the centre of the daisies on the Designer Series paper. Admittedly, this is Flirty Flamingo on the DSP, but it still works.
The die cut border is from Ornate Layers Dies, and it is a rectangular die, I have used the partial die cut technique to just get one die cut edge on each side of the DSP, all ready for lacing. I glued the paper to the contrast design in the DSP and then onto a Crushed Curry matting layer before very delicately lacing the Petal Pink ribbon through the die cut holes up the card. Once I had finished lacing, I tied a big loopy bow at the top of the card.
So which is your favourite, let me know in the comments!
Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Design Team
I am very keen to see how the other Stamping Sunday Design Team members have used ribbons on their cards. You can be sure they will be inspiring you to dig out all your ribbons and get embellishing!!
Here is a full list of hop participants ….