Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Conversation with a Card

Do you ever find yourself in a conversation with someone and eventually you get to a point where you both look at each other and say, "how did we get on this topic?"  That's what happened with this card.  Other than the fact that in the end, I successfully followed the 4th wonderful Freshly Made Sketch, this card looks nothing like the one in my head when I started!

I ran the Basic Gray card stock through the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder halfway, flipped the card stock around, and ran it through again so I would have the texture on either side of the middle panel.  The ribbon on the tag is just Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon that I colored with a sponge dauber and some Rose Red ink.  In the end, I'm pretty happy with the direction of this conversation.  :-)

Supplies Used
Card stock:  Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Stamp Sets:  Short & Sweet, Fabulous Florets, Embrace Life (ret)
Other:  3/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder, Crop-A-Dile, non-Stampin' Up! eyelet, Scallop Oval Punch, Medium Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch (ret), 1 1/4" Basic Gray Striped Grosgrain Ribbon


  1. Such a pretty card; I love those colors together! So nice of you to share a few tips; I haven't tried dyeing my ribbon, but using a dauber doesn't sound too difficult. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Love the reds and pinks against the gray! Very pretty card!

  3. Don't you love when those conversations with yourself turn out to be great? This card is beautiful and I love the colored ribbon, thanks for sharing your trick!

  4. This is a gorgeous card ... love this stamp set, and the colours you have used are so so pretty!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!