Thursday, May 7, 2009

Kwerner Challenge 51 version two





I tend to take a design theme and embellish in a different way. This gives me a chance to practice techniques. This is the first card I made. Notice the red daisy... but I liked it anyway. The fun part of this for me is the "ribbon". It is actually cotton hem facing. I got it at a local thrift store! I first stamped on the cotton with Brown Stazon ink. Then after a blog comment, I tried it with Versamark and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo embossing powder. I pressed the ribbon, stamped and embossed on top of a piece of foil to try to melt the powder a bit better.

So -- white cotton "ribbon", brown ink, dark brown background with 3 rounded corners, mustard cardstock layer, and red ink flower detail! Sentiment stamp from Stampendous Clear Stamp Set no. SSC134 - Encouraging Words. Daisy Stamp - dollar bin at Michaels.

I hope you like the card. I feel really good about it and wanted to share it too.
Click on the image below to enlarge the detail and read the text.


Just a note to share: I think I will be sending the card to a special girl who lost her Dad a year ago on May 15th and it has been a difficult year. She's going to turn 16 on June 2nd and I want her to know we love and care. Please keep her in your prayers too.

Here is a photo of the first version, but I really wanted to make the brown pop. I trimmed the final cotton ribbon to make a longer tail. I also added some more mustard cardstock inside to allow for an easier way to add a personal message.


9 comments:

Randee E said...

Neat card - I love it! Love the ribbon idea

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

The embossing on the ribbon is such an amazing detail!

PATRICIA CHALAS said...

Pretty and simple card! like the ribbon idea....

Winter said...

So pretty! Love the stamping on that ribbon!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! :)

Anthonette said...

I'm love that you stamped and embossed on the cotton facing. Very cool detail. Congrats on Kristina's Top 10!

Lisa Brown said...

Love it! Congrats on top ten!

Kimberly said...

Great Card and congrats on being picked top 10! Love your detail and that ribbon is awesome!! Nice job!:)

Deb Rymer said...

Lovely card - and the purpose behind it so touching. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation. Congrats on the top pick!