Wednesday, July 18, 2012

OWH Tutorial & Mid-week Throwdown

I made this card by following Julie's tutorial here on OWH. I never would have thought to make a flag from ribbons, but I love how it turned out. I worked in flag manufacturing for 23 years, so I had to add some extra detail, like the white band and grommets :) The tiny stars are from the SNSS star border die and I adhered them to the ribbon by dotting glue with a toothpick. The top decoration on the flagpole was done with gold embossed cardstock and an EK Fleur de lis punch. It had just the perfect shape I was looking for. I embossed the panels with CB folders and cut the U.S.A. letters with my Quickutz. If this didn't take so much time, I'd make a slew of them, because I love how it turned out! Thanks for the fun idea Julie!

I made this for the OWH mid-week throwdown to use opposites on the color wheel. My sweet friend Mary Anne gave me this cool dsp when I was at her house on Monday, so I chose blue & orange for my opposites. I used a pre-colored image and added some ribbon tabs, and a fun clip on the side. The border was punched with a MS arch lattice. I love how quickly a pre-colored image can pull a card together!

That's it for me today - wicked storms are heading our way soon! Take care and make it a great day!

Carol

26 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

OMGosh, your flag is so awesome! One the second card, love the way you bumped out the balloon!

Donna Hanley said...

Two outstanding cards, Carol. That flag card is just extraordinary. I love the "grommets" and the pole top piece. I also love the two different embossings. Your second card is just a cute as can be. Love the two papers and that image is precious. Have a great day.

Julie said...

Adorable cards, Carol! Your ribbon flag came out great! Bless your patience with those tiny little stars, lol!

Jen said...

Great cards, carol! I love your flag card!

LeAnne said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I wish I could make the font on those words BIGGER because they're not big enough to say HOW COOL that flag is!! WOW! I love it! Your flag pole is even cool, and your background is even cool, and can you tell I really, really like this card???!!!!

Denise Price said...

Love what you did with ribbon on both these cards--the way you formed the flag on the first one, and the way you made the tabs on the second one.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh wow gorgeous Carol... I LOVE both of your cards! What a treat to stop by today :)

Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge :)

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

Both of these cards are fabulous!

Not only do I adore your use of ribbons on the flag card, I love the way you embossed on white using two different folders. So clever!

And your color choices, patterns, coloring, and embellishments on this second card have resulted in such a cute little card.

Hope the storms aren't too bad. Thanks so much for participating in this week's Midweek Throwdown challenge!

Jennipher said...

Wow Carol! That flag card is incredible. I love the variation in the background with the embossing. The hand made flag is incredible too. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Keller said...

Love both of these! What a cool idea to use that fleur de Lis thingy up top of the flag pole. I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing, I love your post today and both of your cards!

BobbisTreasure said...

Great ribbon card. Think I will try it myself!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Wow...these are totally amazing Carol! Go ROB!!!

nwilliams6 said...

WOW! That ribbon flag is wonderful and your coloring on the other card is wonderful - you brought that image alive!! Wonderful stuff here!!!

JD said...

Both great cards, but I especially like the flag made with ribbons...very creative!

jimlynn said...

Oh my!! That flag (and card) is awesome. I would have never thought to do this but it came out so neat.
Love that second card too with the color combo.
Great!
Lynn

Benzi said...

Carol, this is just about the coolest card I've ever seen. What a wonderful idea and so patriotic. I LOVE it so much.

Take cover with the storms. Hope they pass quickly. Bad news...my dil's parents house was hit by lightning on Monday and burned..total loss. They arrived home, opened the garage door and smoke was pouring out. Sad, sad.

Benzi said...

Oops...love that second card. Mary Anne is very nice to give you the wonderful paper. Darling image and the clip is just what the doctor ordered. Cute, cute!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Shut up, you're flag card is AMAZING!!

cindyann said...

That ribbon card is way over-the-top amazing! It took lots of time but was so-o-o-o worth it. I also like that fun image on the Midweek Challenge card. I have a great collection of pre-colored digis and I love them! Nice job putting it all together.

Rufus said...

Fantastic flag card! Love your stars and grommets and the 2 different embossing folders really spice up the background!
R/

downrightcrafty said...

wow love the flag so effective and a super card, and isn't he cute and again great use of the ribbon
hugs Kate x

Jingle said...

These are both great cards! I really love how you did that flag!!!

Ellen said...

Two great cards! I adore the image on the second one. I too love pre-colored images for when I am in a hurry. I have to try the flag card. I saw that tutorial and was amazed at the effect of the ribbon!

Sue said...

Love the flag made with ribbons!
and the embossed background is perfect with it, and the white lets the flag really fly!!! LOVE IT!

Hugs
Sue

Lee Mae said...

Hi Carol! Your flag card is fabulous - the embossing really makes a great background for your ribbon flag. Your challenge card is so cute! I like the colors and the way the little boy-mouse's balloon goes outside the rectangle. Great job (as always!) on both cards!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol These are both Fabulous! I am going to have to check out the tutorial for your Flag card! It turned out SUPER! 8-) And I love your fun little mouse and Balloon card too! So CUTE! Love the blue and orange together too! 8-)

Hope you are having a Fabulous week my friend!

Hugs
Shannon