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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Burgundy Floral Thank You

This card was inspired by a card I saw over on Kerry/Pickle's blog.

I changed the layout a bit but I'm sure you can see the influence!


The picture isn't the best as it was scanned in and I always struggle with white cards and cards with dimension!!

The floral background stamp, from the Non Sequitur Memories of Italy stamp set, was stamped directly onto the card front using Adirondack Currant dye ink.


A length of burgundy grosgrain ribbon was attached across the card blank and a faux bow was created from two lengths of the ribbon.

Just wanted to add a tip on how to make the faux bow.
I created two loops of ribbon from a 9cm and 4cm length of ribbon, joining the loops with narrow double-sided tape. A small piece of double-sided tape was added in the centre of the loops to create two small side -by-side loops in a sort of figure of eight shape. The smaller loop was stuck on top of the larger one and both stuck to the length of ribbon. You could also add a brad in the centre to ensure they maintain their shape.

The sentiment, from the Woodware Jane's Script stamp set, was stamped using the Currant ink above the ribbon.

Here are the blog challenges I am entering this card into:

47 comments:

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card kathleen ... love the rich colours and love the design ... very elegant ... happy crafting ... love sandy xx off to peep at kerrys now

starcyl said...

This is very nice, love the rich looking colour. thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jenny x

Dana said...

This is very pretty and elegant! I love the pattern and colors. I saw your card on Make it Monday.

sue said...

very elegant card kathleen,love the rich colours. sue xx

Hazel said...

A beautiful card in lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hazel x

Deloris said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions - Anything Goes Challenge!

Kreativmonster said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing this with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY!

Sandra said...

This is truely lovely l especially like the papers very elegant:) Sandra H

CraftyLoops said...

This card is so beautiful Kathleen, I love that paper. Lee xx

ALI said...

Great card and lovely rich colours.

Made by Mandy said...

This is a lovely CAS card, love the texture of the ribbon

Thanks for another great entry into our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Teresa said...

It's beautiful Kathleen, simple yet very classy looking, (hope that sounds nice because it's meant to) Love it.
Teresa x

MissyG said...

Love the rich colour of this card and that fab ribbon
Linda

louise said...

Beautiful and elegant card love the way you have done the little bow will have to try this.Thank you for the comments on my cards I have been trying to remember what colours I used on the gorjuss girl(normally write them down) but do remember the blues are B97 B95 B93.
Hugs louise xx

Hazel said...

Kathleen this is a really stunning card - I just love the simplicity and richness of the colour palette. I am now following you and I am already looking forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

Wendy said...

Fantastic card Kathleen,beautiful stamped background,love the colour.
Wendy xx

Wendy said...

Fantastic card Kathleen,beautiful stamped background,love the colour.
Wendy xx

Shannah said...

Hi Kathleen! Beautiful KISS card! I love how you've stamped your own background paper, and the pleated ribbon is the perfect touch!
Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy! Hugs, Shannah

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely card... again don't know this song.... someone else used it too. Thanks for singing this week
Love Cynthia x

Heather said...

This is simply stunning xx

lalkygirl said...

love this clean and classy card ,thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Nadell said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

Tracy xx said...

I like this one. Love the contrasting colour burgundy.
Lovely

Tracy xx

Kelly M said...

Stunning card. Love the colours x

Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card x

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Love card Kathleen. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

craftybirdlisa said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen. Love the colours x

bettand said...

Just gorgeus. Love the colours. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina

Miranda said...

very elegant card Kathleen very stylish and very very pretty
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
gr
Miranda

Caroljenks said...

Very classy card - love it!

Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday and don't forget if you have a tip to share you could win another prize! Just add 'TIP' after your name when you link (your bowmaking tip would be perfect! Mention it is your Top Tip Tuesday Tip, re-link adding Tip after your name and you'll be in the running for another fab prize!)

Carol x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....

Hugs
Bella

Clarky J said...

A stunning card! Thanks for sharing at try it on tuesday

Elaine Stark said...

Very elegant. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lisa M said...

Kathleen your card is beautiful! What an elegant bow you've created too and your insider tip on how to make it is fantastic. Thanks for the instructions. :)
Good luck to you from Top Tip Tuesday for our "Thank You" challenge.
Lisa xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Thanks for sharing this great thank you card with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday! :)

ElizabethR said...

Lovely card, very elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

claire said...

wow love the cards love the blog

Marleen said...

Hi Kathleen, love your blog, and your card it just fab, very stylish indeed.. Marleen xxx

Alex said...

This is lovely. I love the colour...such a rich colour. Fab card. x

Amanda said...

Such a lovely card, thanks for joining us at Shelly's!

princesskitten said...

That's so elegant

kitten DYSU team

kurlygirl said...

This is very pretty and I love the ribbon! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Thank You Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is stunning, so classy and elegant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week, hope to see you again soon :D

Heather said...

Lovely card. The bow is super cute. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

jackid said...

Beautiful thanks for joining us atPCJ
Jacki xx

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