Monday, August 7, 2017

Thankful for You

Today I have a card that was created around some beautiful ribbon I've had in my stash for eons. I bought it because I loved it, but it's just too wide to make a pretty bow for cards because it adds too much bulk for mailing. I decided to tie a soft knot instead of a bow, and I'm happy that I was able to use some of it by doing this. 

My card began with a kraft cardbase and a piece of vanilla cardstock where I used a SU! doily background stamp and some Versacolor sand beige ink. Next I cut a SU! paper doily in half and glued that to the top of the card; adding the ribbon right over it. To make things flow toward the bottom, I cut a fancy flourish with a Cheery Lynn die from kraft, then punched 2 different sized vanilla flowers with a large Carl punch, and a small Punch a Bunch matching flower punch. I added some Kaiser self-adhesive pearls to the centers and randomly added dots of Nuvo clear glitter crystal drops around the flourish. I used some Ranger Mushroom ink to stamp the SNSS sentiment. 

I'm entering this card into the Double D Challenge which is "neutrals with texture." They've given us this pretty mood board to get us started:

Thanks for stopping by, and as the card says - I am thankful for you for taking the time to stop by and see what I've been creating :)
Have yourself a fantastic day and dance in the rain if you have to :)



aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Carol, doing my DT rounds as well so a BIG thank you for your comment on my DT card and thank you for sharing this beauty at our challenge.
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Swissie said...

This is so wonderful, Carol! Thank you for a great inspiration!
Hugs, Liv (Swissie)

Janice M said...

Just came across this challenge this AM and your card popped out at me in the link up! It's so pretty. Love that gingham bow it's perfect for this challenge.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I had the sheer pleasure of seeing this card in person, and it is absolute perfection! You truly outdid yourself with this one, Carol!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is a very different design, and soooo pretty!! Rustic and very elegant at the some time!!! The beige doily stamp looks fabulous and such brilliant idea making this knot with the beautiful gingham ribbon! And what to say on the lovely branch of flowers? Wondeful!! Love so much this card!

Jean said...

This has a lovely feminine look with the pretty lacy doilies and the delicate leaf swirl. So glad you got to use the gorgeous ribbon too.
Jean x

Christine said...

Absolutely stunning! Love it.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, a gorgeous ribbon and pretty details.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Darnell said...

Give that talented Carol a piece of ribbon and she will make a stunning card with it! Love every scrumptious detail, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell

Darlene said...

Oh Carol this is SO, SO pretty! Fabulous design and I'm so happy you're finally able to use that gorgeous ribbon! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Neutrals & Texture’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful, Carol! I love the soft warm colors on this card and that pretty ribbon! You must have been reading my mind as I was just thinking of using the Doily stamp the other day as it's been collecting dust on my shelf. The doily image goes so nicely with your swirl of pretty flowers, too! Great job on this!

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning and very elegant card.

*Vicki* said...

I hoard lots of ribbon all too much, so I can relate to you!! LOL!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous my friend!! I love it in the neutral palette and those flowers and lace look amazing! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful and that soft grey is exquisite ...............lis