Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ribbon Inspired: Bloom

I've started a new "label" on my blog for ribbon inspired cards- you can find it listed on the right side of my blog under "posts by topic".   I have some beautiful patterned  and printed ribbons and I've figured out that they are easier to use if you design the card around them instead of waiting until a card "needs" that ribbon.  

I made several ribbon inspired cards this week and this is the first one I'm sharing with you: 
I wish I could get this card to photograph a little better because I have to tell you, in real life, it's stunning.  My husband even told me with great conviction that this is the most the beautiful card I've ever made (his favorite color is yellow).  

I started with this great ribbon- it's deep black satin and printed in bright yellow.  I designed the card with same colors of cardstock and I just happened to have the perfect big yellow bloom floating around and it makes a great focal point on this card.
Here's a close up of the front.  The big bloom is a few different yellow flowers layered and held together with a big brad.  I used the swirls embossing folder and the cuttlebug to add some dimension.
And here's the inside of the card.  This card is really one of my favorites.  So simple but such wow factor.  

Watch for more ribbon inspired cards coming soon!  Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

nise said...

Oh, Baby, are you on a roll! Those sanded & cuttlebugged paint chips are fabulous and I love the soft & springy feel of the colors you chose. But this card has me wiping the drool off my chin ~ WOW!
Whatever kind of "vacation" your muse took did the trick and I really want one, too.