Saturday, May 22, 2010

OLW5 Faux Ribbon

I have been going straight to bed after the kids are tucked in most of the week trying to get some much needed rest.  My nasty cold is finally going away, and I got some time to stamp this morning.

I love Susan's One Layer Wednesday challenges, and have had this idea brewing since I saw this week's challenge.  I'm glad I woke up at 5:00 so I could finally get it on paper!

This also fits the CC271 from SCS this week - Dusty Razzleberry Saffrons.  Betty is right, these colors look great together!

At first, I didn't think I had any faux embellishment stamps, and I was going to make a button out of a solid circle stamp. But then I came across this ribbon stamp by Hero Arts, and I knew just what I wanted to do with it.

This card would not have been possible without the use of a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  The ribbon had to be stamped 3 times to cover the full length (width?) of the card.  Since the stamp starts and ends with two dots, I used a white gel pen to add the center dot to make it look like one long piece of ribbon.

I really like how this turned out, and I never would have thought of it had it not been for Susan's challenge.  Thanks, Susan, for making me think outside the box!

Suppies used:
Stamps - Hero Arts ribbon, PTI mixed messages
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - rich razzleberry, so saffron, dusty Durango
Accessories - Prima flowers, half pearls, SAMJ, white gel pen

Have a fabulous weekend!



Jennifer Styles said...

Ha! This card is gorgeous! You did way better getting your "ribbon" nice and straight.

Love it!

Donelda said...

wow, that was a lot of work to make this card work but it was totally worth it! it is great!! I love the color combo and that you added the matching flowers!!! Awesome!!

tkle crafts said...

Wow! I love how your ribbon stamp turned out! Great job! =)

jimlynn said...

Very cute! That looks like it took alot of patience (even with the Stamp a Ma Jig!). It turned out wonderful.

Angela said...

I love the color combo -- maybe I'll have to do that challenge, too! Great (and patient!) use of your SAMJ as well.

Susan said...

I think you might be an enabler! LOL! Now I "NEED" that stamp! Awesome look on the card!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so pretty! I love your colour combo and couldn't even tell that you had to stamp it three times!

Metelko Family said...

What a wonderful idea - I'm thinkin' I need a ribbon stamp!

Heather said...

Love the layout and the colours are great. Hev:)

Tejal said...

I had a hard time believing that its not ribbon, that its just a stamp..

Very very pretty colors and beautiful card..

Betty said...

Oh, I have those stamps, I think I will have to CASE you! Great idea.