Monday, April 9, 2018

Merry Monday #285 - Use A Ribbon On Your Card

Hello friends.  This week Nina is hosting our Merry Monday challenge, and she would like to see you use a RIBBON on your Christmas card.


There was a time in my stamping life where I added ribbon and bows to EVERY card I made...kind of gotten away from that, but every once in awhile it really does add a nice touch to a card!  

I've been kind of hooked on Lindy's Magicals and Finetec Pearls lately as I just LOVE the shimmer and shine they give, but I can't photograph them for the life of me!!  So anyway, try to imagine my card with LOTS of shimmer and shine!!


I started by embossing the image from PTI's Botanical Blocks III in silver onto Basic Gray (SU!) cardstock and then coloring the flower with Autumn Maple Crimson (Lindy's Magicals) and the leaves with green Finetec Pearls.  I mounted this layer to a layer of Smokey Slate cs that I stamped with SU!'s retired En Francais background stamp and a layer of white cs.  These were mounted to a piece of Cherry Cobbler cs that I dry embossed with a retired SU! Poinsettia ef.  I added a piece of seam binding ribbon along with a Tiny Tag from PTI.  LOT'S of layers on this card, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out!

We hope you'll take time to play along with us this week...you will be so happy you did come Nov./Dec. when you have a stack of Christmas cards ready to go!  So add a RIBBON to your card this week and play along with us right HERE.  If you need more inspiration, just check out what the rest of the DT came up with HERE!   

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


12 comments:

  1. Oh Marcia, this is gorgeous and elegant. Love the embossed flowers and the pretty color combination of the Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  2. Fabulous bow with the mini tag sentiment, Marcia! Stunning with the shimmer flower image over the embossed floral background!!

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  3. Marcia, this is absolutely stunning! Your colors are beautiful and I can imagine the shine!! Have a super week!!

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  4. Oh wow, Marcia, this is so elegant and stunning. Beautiful card my friend. Have a great week.

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  5. Beautiful texture with that embossed background Marcia - and the silver shimmer makes this such lovely elegant design!

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  6. Shimmer seems impossible to capture with the camera, but I can imagine the shimmer from the Lindy's! The amaryllis is beautiful! Love the bow. I'm working on something with ribbon. Hope to get it finished on time.

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  7. Wow ~ This is stunning Marcia! I love that image embossed in silver. So elegant!!

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  8. Beautiful layered card Marcia. I can just imagine all the shimmer. :) Ribbon isn't on my list of go-to's anymore either ... or twine. May be time to start using them again. Your ribbon adds so much to your elegant design. xx

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  9. Marcia, this layered beauty is so classy and elegant! Wowza, it is so pretty!

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  10. Does it get more elegant than this? It's beautiful!

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  11. Stunning card and so elegant. I love this beautiful image and the wonderful background texture.

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  12. Beautiful! Love the colours and shimmer!

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