Friday, August 10, 2007

Blogger's Challenge for 8/3

I was on "vacation", so wasn't able to get this one done last Friday. Even though it's late, I really wanted to do it as it was my suggestion AND I love this layout. The challenge was to use the card on page 165 in the current SU! catalog as a sketch challenge. I knew I wanted to do flowers. I really wanted to make it just like the photo but with different colors, but didn't have any metal edged circle tag. So I went with a different direction. The green flower is on the ribbon instead of the brads. I like things in uneven numbers and the 2 flowers bothered me. (insert rolling eyes)

I used SU!'s Spring Flowers designer paper and Big Blooms stamp set which is also retired. Oh yeah the "wish" is retired too. The brads are from JoAnn Fabrics. Unfortunately, it comes in a set of brown, lavendar and green and I am using up all the browns! Ü Anyway I think on another post I mentioned how much I enjoy sewing on CS. The flower image has dots in a circular pattern on the inside of the flower, so I french-knotted them in embroidery floss (from my cross stitch days) to match the ink. Sponged all the edges with Chocolate Chip ink, added the ribbon that I rec'd from some blog candy I won awhile back.

You all probably know/do this, but in case there is someone who doesn't, here is an easy way to get a nice "knot" with ribbon...

1. attach ribbon to the back of your card with adhesive (note: do NOT add adhesive to the front. I also make card fronts and then add them to white cardstock from Wal-Mart to save money on the colored cs/patterned paper)
2. Cut a piece of ribbon 3.5" - 4" (depending on how long you want the "tails" and slip through the ribbon attached to the card

3. Tie into a knot and trim the ends.


  1. Very cute Debbie! I love your instructions for the knot.

  2. Love it! Thanks for the knot instructions. My bows always look AWFUL...this will help :)

  3. What a darling card, Debbie!