Saturday, 4 September 2010


Well,the tangle of ribbon I was telling you about yesterday is all smoothed,sorted into colour categories and wound onto acetate so that in theory I should be able to see all my ribbons at a glance,the only trouble is that I have far more than I realised so I could do with a couple more of the pencil cases I've put my rolls of ribbon in a separate box. Once it was all done I rewarded myself with a little play,again using unfamiliar crafting colours for me but it's good to take yourself out of your comfort zone once in a while....

Don't look too closely at the colouring though,I'm trying out some different card, I thought it was going ok till I used my blender to remove a tiny blip and it ended up bleeding a large splodge over the line! So annoying!
I think I must have felt a bit Autumnie(is that a word?) when I made this card,it started with the Basic Grey paper and led on from there,I stamped my Pink Gem Apple Mimi and coloured her to match using Copics (badly) I distressed the edges of the card using Antique linen then used some brown stickles. The rather huge looking buttons are flat backed self adhesive pearls which I touched with colour,I think I cast a shadow when I photographed them as they look unevenly coloured in the photo. I cut some swirls using a Revolution flourish die and placed toning shades of gems onto them.I find that the easiest way to attach lace to a card is to use a tape runner along the edge before placing it,here I used a toning strip of paper to lay it on first,I then folded the ends around it,removing the bulkier pieces so that it glued fairly flat to the front of the card but still leaving enough to make sure it stays secure. If anyone has any handy tips on how they attach their lace I'd love to hear them,it's good to share :) What do you think of the greeting? I found it in the drawer,had no idea I had it.

I'm going to enter this into a few challenges:-
FFF week 34,Pearls and Lace,
Simon Says Stamp,Pearls and Lace,
Stampin Royalty Challenge 35,Rhinestones and Pearls,
That's me for tonight,I'm off to try out an idea for a card,will let you know how it goes tomorrow.Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to make a Pink and Black card for Scrapbook Sister's new card challenge


Ger said...

Lovely card! Great colouring, can't for the life of me see where it splodged. Thanks for the tip re attaching lace, I too find lace has bulky bits that won't behave.

Ger x.

Shanda Stirk said...

Your card is really lovely - nice use of the pearls for buttons! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.


Hi don't know if it would work - I'm not a frilly person ;) but woodware have this lovely stuff for using with vellum that is lots of lovely micro dots of glue and the way it works it would only pick up on the parts where there is the lace material. Only concern would possibly be the weight of the material, but then vellum isn't exactly feather light. Just a thought.
What is it about crafters, such terrible perfectionists who feel the need to highlight errors!

Julie said...

Great card, I like the colours and her military style buttons. Lovely work. Are you going to show us your ribbon organisation? I'm curious (alright nosy!)

Di said...

Lovely card. those buttons look really good.Super cute little girl,lovely colours. Sometimes if i'm using bulky lace i don't fold it over, i just cut it off neatly at the edges and add a bit of clear glue on the very edge to stop it fraying. Di.x

Sandra Farrell said...

You did a great job with the colouring in. Great job with the rhinestones and pearls. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Margreet said...

gorgeous card her 'buttons'....thanks for joining FFF!

I use tacky glue or doublesided adhesive and sometimes just glue to adhere my lace.

xxx Margreet

Sharon said...

Very sweet birthday card.

Martine said...

ooo this is sooo cute, such a fab image :), love the papers and embellies too, simply gorgeous :)

Thanks so much for joining in with this weeks Simon Says Challenge :)


poupette said...

très jolie carte, très originale bravo !
Merci de te joindre à FFF Challenge


Roberta Laliberte said...

Genius to use the pearls as coat buttons!

Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays!


Janet said...

This is just beautiful Julie......well done!