Friday, April 17, 2009

Strawberries, Flowers, and Ribbon!

Oh my!

Today’s cards were inspired by Sharon’s Stamp Simply Challenge #83—”Thread it Through!”  In other words—use threaded ribbon on the project.

I don’t have a ribbon threading punch, but I do have a handheld small rectangle punch.  So, with ruler in hand, I made a template.  And since I went to all the trouble of making the template, I also made two cards.

They are fairly simple cards with similar layouts—keeping with the Stamp Simply theme.

The first one is made with my brand spankin’ new Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps.  I won them in a blog candy contest on the company’s blog.

SS83-RST Strawberries

I also used Versa Color inks in Cardinal, Burgundy, Evergreen, Green Tea, and Charcoal;  FUN STUFF!

ss83-Spring Flowers

This card used stamps from Starving Artistamps.

Stamps: flowers from the DoodleFactory Easter set and Small Dots background;

Ink: VersaMark; Shell Pink Adirondack; Tim Holtz Distress Ink for watercoloring;

Paper: Bazzill-Quartz; watercolor paper;

Accessories: Handheld sm rectangle punch; ribbon; button, silk flower; white embossing powder;

  Both cards make me think spring!  (Even though strawberry season is at least 6 weeks away).

Thanks for stopping by—Have a great weekend!!


Becky said...

This cards are gorgeous, lets begin with the first one :), I love the embossed background and how you did your ribbon, and the cut out flowers is such a lovely touch. Now the second one :), love the embossed looking flowers, and love how you did the ribbon and flower on this one, they are just gorgeous, with great colors.
Blessings :)

Jenn said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love the woven ribbons!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

love the berries!

Michelle Adams said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE RST stamps! Congrats on your win - and I love the card!!!

Dee Jackson said...

These are beautiful!! I love the way you did the ribbon. The strawberries are so sweet.
Have a great weekend.

Connie said...

These are soo pretty, Jules! Love your threaded ribbon and images across the bottom!

LorieR said...

These cards are so sweet. They are both my favorites! TFS

broni (waterchild12) said...

These are both so fresh and beautiful, Jules! Love the spring colors and the threaded ribbons!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh how delightful! I love your sketch, and the wonderful way it presents the yummy ribbon! These are totally inspiring, Juliana!


dpkennedy said...

Really pretty cards! I love the white embossing!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are both so sweet. The Strawberries one is my fav, made me hungry. he hee