Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ribbon Wreath

Hi all.  I am posting these cards to show what I am making for Christmas cards this year.  They 
are called Ribbon Wreaths.  I got inspired to make these wreaths when I saw a card online that 
had a perfectly plain white wreath.  I'm not even sure what it was made out of.  But, I thought it would be really nice to wrap ribbon on it and so I actually made my first one as a 4th of July birthday card.  You can see that one in my previous post.  The technique is really quite simple and after you make the wreath, you can decorate it with ribbon, bows, rhinestones, punches, etc.  One of my examples is for a winter card that I added snowflakes that were actually waste from a border punch.  You can use any kind of background (stamped, designer paper, handmade background or even embossed).  The actual wreath is made by using 2 circle die cuts of different sizes.  

This card is being entered in the following challenge:

I hope you will try my technique.

Till next time...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Christmas in July

Hi all.  Today I am posting the July SOTM Challenge DT card.  The name of the set is called Treat Stand which happens to be on sale right now!  After printing the image, I cut it out and colored it with alcohol markers and glitter gel pens and popped it on a die cut.  The background was done with a plastic wire distress tool.  I used a glitter designer paper for the background, an embossed card stock, a ribbon and glued on a red base to complete the card. 

Don't forget to go to Imagine That Digi Stamps and play along with our challenge.  Remember, this is a progressive challenge.  If you played last month, your digi image will be free.  If you didn't play, you can purchase the entire set on sale in the store.

Stay tuned next month because we will have a little surprise for you!

I am going to show some other cards that I have been making lately.

This was made for a friend who happened to be born of the 4th of July.  I gave a technique class 
at my club on how to make a ribbon wreath.  We made a bunch of different ones for Christmas, Chanukah, winter and so on.  They all seemed to really enjoy my idea.

 Another watercolor card.

 The bokeh background on the top of this card is actually a removable bookmark.

 I made this card for my husband's birthday.  He loves elephants.

 This was from a card sketch on Splitcoast Stampers

Experimenting with stencils and Gelatos.
This card has been entered in the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes With Optional Twist

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards.

Till next time...