Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Christmas Ribbons



I’m back with another Christmas card. There’s actually a story behind this one.  One of the COTMs I do has a theme of “ribbon” for August.  I actually made the last card I posted – the little girl on the swing – intending to send it out; after all, it had a ribbon and a bow. But I decided that just tying a bow doesn’t really fit the “spirit” of a ribbon challenge, and I wanted to try something different.
 
I knew I wanted to do a die-cut with an array of ribbon showing through, and when I stumbled upon this little circle tag die, I knew I had a winner. ( I do mean “stumbled.” I bought a set of little Sizzix dies at a consignment sale and had totally forgotten about them. They were sitting in a baggie at the bottom of the box that holds all my dies.)

The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory. I die cut the ornament, stamped the pine bough (from Impression-Obsession) in Garden Green and added the sentiment.  I taped snippets of ribbon on the back side of the card stock, and the ribbons I had selected ended up being the perfect size the fill the die-cut hole.
 
The sketch is the current one from Sketch Saturday.  Going with a Christmas theme allowed me to use up some Christmas paper snippets, including that plaid that has been hanging around for years. I’m pretty sure that’s the last snippet of it – I had to trim one edge to get rid of a torn bit and used  the rest of it here.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Loves Rubberstamps #115– use stripes
Just us Girls #252 – use ribbon
Word Art Wednesday #144 – anything goes
Papertake Weekly – Anything goes.

10 comments:

  1. The ribbon encrusted ornament is very pretty as is the card. This art is amazing. We are always so happy when you take time to post with us.
    God Bless you,
    Carole,
    Word Art Wednesday

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  2. That ornament looks So GOOD!! Isn't this a fun technique...one of my favs for sure! Your card is wonderful and I am so glad you joined us at Just Us Girls this week!

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  3. Wow Sandy - this is brilliant! I love how the ribbons are matched/echoed so perfectly on the card itself. Love it!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  4. You really did capture the spirit of the challenge! Great holiday card.Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  5. love the plaid. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  6. Looks grreat...that is a neat way to showcase some pretty Xmas ribbon !

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  7. I've done and seen this idea of ribbons behind ornament cuts, but I've never seen a card with one that I like as much as I like this one, Sandy!! It's amazing in every way!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. This is a fabulous card, and I'm SO glad that you've stopped by to share in our challenge this week. Thanks for sharing, and please join us again soon,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  9. Great holiday card. I love the way you did the Christmas bulb. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  10. I think it is a neat idea to have the ribbon showing through a die cut hole. I'll have to remember that to try it some time.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!