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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Christmas Ribbons


Today is Halloween and there is much to do to get ready for this evening.  I always cook Halloween foods for whomever is on hand, which tonight will be just me and my DH, who is Chief Candy Hander Outer to the kiddos.  After they have come and gone, we will watch a scary movie in keeping with tradition, starting around 9:00 p.m.  He has asked me to make my Spider Cheese Ball for his company Halloween lunch, then it'll be back home cooking for the rest of the day - finger foods, something sweet (because candy isn't dessert), and spiced cider for the movie.

Today's card is for a challenge over at Splitcoaststampers which was to make a card incorporating woven ribbon. 

I didn't realize at first that it could mean a piece of ribbon woven through holes, be they from a punch, die cuts, whatever and thought it meant real woven ribbon, so that is what I set out to do.  And right off the bat, the simple card I thought I'd make turned into a labor of love which took the better part of the day.  Those are 1/8" ribbons, two together, woven onto sticky CS.  Well, all except for the gold, which is a single 1/4" width.  I framed it with SB Decorative Labels One and covered that with Art Institute gold glitter which sparkles like crazy.  I only wish the camera could capture just how much it shimmers.

The layout is this week's MOJO Monday sketch, with the middle square turned on the diagonal.


Paper used is SU Garden Green, Real Red, Very Vanilla DSP Stack and The Paper Studio's Old World Winter.  The middle layer was stamped with an unknown music stamp which I inked with Versamark and then Crumb Cake so that I could emboss it with clear ep.

The roses were made with SB Rose Creations die and brushed with a little Creative Inspirations paints, and the corner pieces were cut with SB Antique Frame and Accents die and embossed with SU Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

The tag was made with Sissix Scallop Tags 2 die, and there are two sets of leaves: one made with Dienamics Leafy Flourish die and the other punched with the Martha Stewart pine branch punch, both of which were also painted with a bit of CI paints.  The tag is stamped with Flourishes All the Glitters stamp, and two colors of ribbon are tied  on it.

A couple of rhinestones finish this card off.

One last thing - I always finish my cards inside, albeit simply, but this card demanded a little more, so here's a peek inside:

Thank you so much for visiting me, and here's wishing you a very happy, safe, and maybe a little spooooky Halloween!

Happy Crafting!

Challenges entered:

SCS TLC401 - Woven Ribbon
CC399 - Whispering Very Cherry Olives
MOJO Monday 265
CCEE1243 - Use a tag on or as card
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 74 - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge 79 - Anything Goes



Mum of 4 said...

WOW, Shea! What an awesome card! That weaving is spectacular! The gold frame just makes it pop. TFS!!!

Ira Huberts said...

Such a delightful card this is Shea, it's absolutely perfect for Christmas! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, Happy Halloween! Hugs, Ira x

Nicola said...

Awesome card Shea with amazing detail! Loved reading about your Halloween traditions, we have 3 young children who love trick or treating and even though it was raining we braved it!
Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Kimie said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card! I love that woven ribbon and love how you finished the inside of the card. Apple cider and something sweet for dessert sounds yummy! Enjoy. :) MWAH!

Patty K said...

Shea, I love the weaving of the ribbon. Beautiful technique.

carol said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

Christine L said...

Fabulous card for our challenge this time.. love the weaving!

Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon!

Christine x