Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Suede

We're continuing with our ongoing Saturday feature: 
this week featuring SUEDE May Art's Ribbon!


I'm playing along, even though, yes, you've guessed it...suede is still travelling with the rest of my supplies. Someday I will gladly announce the big arrival...LOL...until then I will continue to play along, making substitutions where possible. Thanks so much for your patience!


My design for today is purposefully very neutral. I was aiming for just a hint of color on my Copic colored LaBlanche "Peony" stamped image. I can also picture this image colored in a vibrant fushia color...just like the peonies that bloom in my MIL's yard.

The base of the card is covered with a french text print from 7 Gypsies "Conservatory" paper pad.

The middle layer of designer paper is from Prima's "Botanical" 6 x 6" pad. I just love the muted fleur de lis print with the pale gray ferns and foliage running along the edge. This print inspired the entire card coloration...soft and muted.

My "suede" for today is actually a border of 1/8" narrow black velvet, layered over black May Art's Wrinkled Ribbon. A little "Vintage Trinkets-Lock and Key" charm adds the final touch.

All supplies today, minus the Copic Sketch Markers, are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

This is a Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, September 13 and will be posted on Sharon's blog on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, so please check back to claim your prize!






Our line up for today's inspiration:

Sharon Johnson - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Deb Saaranen (you're here...keep on going!)
Michelle Woerner
Holly McMillen
Barb Schram
Tammy Hershberger - Our Guest this Week!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Best wishes for the blog candy, a collection of sueded ribbon, pictured above! Please be sure to check back again next Saturday for our next installation of Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style!






40 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love your card, Deb, in those beautiful neutral tones and a GREAT ribbon treatment combining Wrinkled and Velvet - just gorgeous!!! We're happy to have you play, no matter WHAT you use -- LOL!!!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Loved your card - very elegant. Loved the way you colored the peony. Very effective. Thanks for your inspiration.

Peggy said...

Very pretty image and card.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Darlene G said...

Very lovely card and more blog candy!! Wow!! Thanks

Bev J. said...

Love the understated elegance of your card-very pretty!

Bernice P said...

Very elegant.. thanks

Sue D said...

Wonderful card and great substitution for the suede.

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely, elegant card! A very "Frenchy" feel to it. Like the use of newsprint....all in all a very nice card.

jean w. said...

Wow Deb you are great in making do with what yoou have! This is a gorgeous card!

BARB SCHRAM said...

Such a terrific use of color...love your image and the ribbon detail! Hope you are doing well, Deb!

Kelly Massman said...

Very elegant and pretty!

catdidit said...

LOVE the monochromatic look of this!! Gorgeous creaion!

Jeanne said...

I like the simle black ribbon. It just makdes the neutrals show off. TFS

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the black ribbon makes the neutral color stand out.
Marilyn

Diana N. said...

Fantastic card Deb! The neurtal tones create a very elegant card!

Kara Herndon said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and coloring.

teepee said...

Deb, your choices for the "neutral" colors of your card are right on. This is an elegant/simple card (if that makes sense). Thank you for sharing. Hope your "stuff" arrives soon.

Yvonne said...

Very pretty1

Shirley N said...

Just stunning and oh so elegant! Love your design, image and beautiful ribbon!

Tanya said...

Oh this is beautiful, so elegant!

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb!

This is a beautiful card! I am sorry all of your paper craft things have not caught up with you yet!

I love the neutral colors...and was so glad that you pointed out the middle layer of paper, with the soft ferns and leaves. I wouldn't have known how to use it...and it is beautiful. The peony is beautiful...the Suede ribbon is STUNNING! I had 3 small pieces of suede once, and I couldn't believe how it made my card improve!

I would be so excited to win these delicious ribbons!

I will write soon. Very chaotic here lately. Trying to play catch up!

Thanks for sharing!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

p.s. If you can, please read yesterday's post. It was special to me.

Kelly Sas said...

Oh my your Peony is beautiful and the design of your card is inspirational.

tina said...

Very lovely card.

Tina

Cheryl S. said...

Very elegant card, Deb. I love your choice of colors also!

Danka Doo said...

Beautiful!! So glad you continue to play along!

Denise said...

Gorgeous card.... I love that pretty suede ribbon! Elegant!
DeniseB

Helen said...

A lovely card. I love the old world look with the muted tones and black trim.

Carol E said...

Very beautiful card, thank you for creating and sharing it.

Mara Adkins said...

Love the color combo!

Charlette Finley said...

Love your card. Very elegant and the coloring is great. TFS

NancyB said...

Neutral and elegant - very pretty card. Love the papers too!

szbacn1 said...

Verry pretty! Thanks for showing the lovely LaBlanche stamps! It has to be so frustrating not having all your supplies with you... I hope they get to you soon!

Serena said...

So pretty and elegant! Love the little charm on the ribbon!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful card. The stamp and ribbon is just lovely....

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful and elegant card!

dianne said...

Love this neutral card. it would be an awesome sympathy card!!! Beautiful, elegant. TFS

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, classy card! TFS!

Betty said...

Beautifully designed card. Really showcases the peony and the ribbon is yummy!

sandi said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the colors and different textures that you used. Thank you for sharing.

Lynne said...

Love the look of the suede ribbon on this card. Your card is so elegant. Thanks for sharing.