Monday, May 4

Ribbon and Buttons

Ribbon and Buttons and Toile... ohh my! The emphases for handmade creations don't always have to be stamped images. Today. I'm taking a break from stamped focal points and instead concentrating on two of my favorite embellishments: ribbon and buttons.

The colors for this Mother's Day card, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White, may initially have you thinking of a more masculine motif. However, choosing elements with feminine touches, like ribbon and buttons, are going to give this card a lovely, soft feel.

My card base is Baja Breeze and is layered with a beautiful toile print from Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper. If this paper isn't yet part of your collection, NOW is the perfect time to add it to your stash. Throughout the month of May, Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and 12x12 packaged of Textured Cardstock are Buy 3, Get 1 FREE.

Card Creation Steps:
  • Baja Breeze card base measure 5" x 7".
  • Toile print from Parisian Breeze measures 4.75" X 6.75".
  • Two strips of Chocolate Chip double-stitched ribbon were added to the top of bottom of the toile paper.
  • I pleated my Baja Breeze striped ribbon and sewed on a few sweet floral buttons from Button Latte usng Linen Thread.
  • Grabbing my Crop-a-Dile, I punched 2 holes at the top of the card and pulled Baja Breeze ribbon through the hole to tie a bow. (just like a shoelace)
  • White buttons from Button Latte were quickly stitched onto the card using Linen Thread. TIP: Don't want to sew? Use Mini Glue Dots. They're perfect for adhering embellishments. (and frequently my favorite strong- hold stick-um)
  • Using the Wonderful Favorites stamp set I whipped up a quick sentiment and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. This is such a versatile set and offers the opportunity for perfect personalization of your projects. Idea: It would be a great set to include in your $75 Starter Kit. (subbed instead of the Schoolbook Alphabet)
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Stamps: Wonderful Favorites (115114)
Paper: Baja Breeze (111352), Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper (113993)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Emboss Powder - Clear (109130)
Tools: Crop-a-Dile (108362), Heat Tool (100005)
Sassy Somethings: Double Stitched Ribbon - Chocolate Chip (111849), Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Baja Breeze (111375), Linen Thread (104199), Button Latte (114333)


Marilyn Goodrich said...

Gorgeous card - love all the embellishments! :-)

Ann Schach said...

I love Parisian Breeze DSP. Chocolate and blue look so rich together. I love what you did with the ribbon. Great job, as usual.

Mary Fish said...

Mouth open. Wonderment. Love the ribbon and embellishments (oh my)!

Hugs, M

Melissa said...

Love love love it!

Tiffany said...

Wow - this has a lot of ribbon! Neat way to add such great products. Very clever!

Kim said...

This is my favorite paper to date. Your card is beautiful with the ribbons and buttons - love the pleated ribbon!

~kelly marie~ said...

This is such a pretty card! I love how you used the patterned paper!

Robin said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I has such a romantic feel to it. Thanks for joining us at OCC this week!