Monday, January 6, 2014

Blue Ribbon Frame

Brrrrr! It sure is a cold but very beautiful day as long as you stay inside. The sun is shining but our high today only reached about 12 degrees below zero. So I thought it a good day to make a card.

I had read an article in the March 2014 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine about using ribbons to make frames. You can find it on page 26. And, it looked very pretty and surprisingly easy to do too, so I made my first ribbon framed card today.

I used images from Gina K. Designs and followed the Mix It Up Monday challenge at StampTV. I always enjoyed doing the challenges in the past if at all possible and today's challenge was to make a monochromatic card. I chose the color blue and tried to make a more masculine looking card using images from the Gina K. Designs Vertical Greetings & Things set which is illustrated by Theresa Momber. I thought I would share the results with you as well.


11 comments:

  1. Hurray Verna! Congratulations on your brand new blog - it's beautiful! And so is your blue card! I've never even thought to use ribbon this way == awesome! I don't envy your weather though. Might be easier to buy a fish than to catch one in those temperatures. Love to warm you!!!

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  2. Verna, You are doing a great job with your blog. CONGRATULATIONS!! Love this card with the ribbon frame. How clever. We too are in the negative numbers, this morning -17, the high today -7. As for storing your embossing folders, I bought one last year and love it. So easy to find what you are looking for. Keep up the good work on the blog.

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  3. Congrats on your new blog! and wishing you a blessed 2014 (-:
    love this ribbon frame - I haven't seen this before...will be trying it!
    hugs
    Linda

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  4. Beautiful card Verna!! Congrats on your new adventure in blogging it looks great and happy to be following!!
    Cindy M

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  5. Stay warm Verna, those temps are even colder than when we lived in Anchorage Alaska and that was pretty cold. Love your card and that sweet ribbon frame, what a fun and creative idea and leave it up to you to do it. Well done and am loving your blog!

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  6. Welcome to blogging!
    Very pretty card!

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  7. Good job Verna! I have a blog but need to use it lol http://paperfinese.com

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  8. Nice card Verna. I love how you framed the image with ribbon.

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  9. Love it- great job on the ribbon frame. I have to chuckle because I haven't done this in several years now but now will have to try it again:)

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    1. Well, I am glad they published your article and that way more can see your cool idea with the ribbon.

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