Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Double the Thanks

I think the following cards are my favorite yet. The reason why you ask? The ribbon! I colored it myself.

Since I'm kinda still acquiring a stash of Stampin' UP! stuff I only have 2 rolls of ribbon. One is the satin ribbon I got in my starter kit and the other is this 1/4" grosgrain that I just ordered. One day I will have more ribbon but now, I will save some money and color it myself. I just simply took a sponge and got the color ink I wanted onto the sponge and just ran it over both sides of the ribbon until it was dark enough of a color that I wanted. Easy, peasy.

The big scallops are also just 1" circles cut in half and adhered to the edge.

I used the sketch at A La Card Monkey this week and honestly I wasn't sure if I could come up with something, but I did and they are very fallish.

Ingredients: All items SU!
{Paper} Blue card: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP; Green card: River Rock, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP
{Ink} Blue card: Pool Party, Soft Suede; Green Card: Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard
{Stamp} Blue card: Baroque Motifs, Tiny Tags; Green Card: Alphabet Soup (retired), Tiny Tags
{Extras} 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon, jewelry punch, 1" circle punch, bakers twine, pearls


  1. Nicely done! I REALLY need to get some of the Spice Cake DSP. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Two cards to look at - that's great!
    It's hard to say which one I like most, they're both beautiful in their own way.
    Thanks for joining us at A La Card Monkey,
    Mia (guest designer)

  3. Great job on both your cards! I like the way you saved money by colouring your own ribbon. Very creative! TFS.

  4. Those cards look great! I love that you cut circles in half for the scalloped edge look. Great job, too, on coloring your ribbon with ink! Thanks for taking part in our challenge.