Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mother's Day Card

At the link I shared in my post yesterday, I found a really inventive and cute technique to incorporate a ribbon flower right into the card. Here is what I came up with in my attempt.



I found the "how-to" tutorial at this blog and a cut file to use with Design Studio using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge at this blog.  The cut file definately improvises on the technique, but I like the idea of being creative with our Cricut machines. I also made the small tag using Plantin Schoolbook.  The strip behind the tag was made with a border punch and I added some embossing with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder in my Texture Boutique.  To finish it off, I made a large circle of the same cardstock to cover the ends of ribbon inside my card.  I thought it looked much more finished that way.

I really love this look and intend to use it again and again. What do you think?

5 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

Oh very soft and pretty Shelley!!! and I love your leaves!!! Beautiful!! Thank you for leaving your link!!!

Marlene said...

You have the most creative ideas! Love this!

Pauline said...

Very pretty, love the chiffon ribbon so soft and lovely. Pauline xx

Nicole said...

Wow, that card is amazing, so cool with the ribbon! I'm excited you want to make the Explosion box! It's so much fun to make. Can't wait to see it!

Michele said...

Beautiful, love the texture and the ribbons!!!
Thanks for the links too.