Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Pleats/Ruffles

features pleats and ruffles. You can find all sorts of beautiful pleated, ruffled...even jeweled...ribbon and trim accents at


I've chosen to use Prima's Valenciennes for my project today. The color that I've used is no longer available, but there are other colors available. I really love the added vintage bling on the Valencienne trim.






This image is by LaBlanche..."Foxglove." I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, then colored it with Copic markers. After coloring it, I framed it out by cutting a rectangle out of DP, then used a Spellbinder Rectangle die to pop out the center. You can just barely see the dimension on this photo, it presents quite nicely IRL. 

The decorator paper used today is Prima's "Botanical  Collection" 6 X 6" pad. The key embellishment is from Prima's "Vintage Trinkets-Locks and Key." A bit of May Art's 1/4" Ivory Silk "attaches" the key to the card.

All supplies used today (minue the Copic Markers) are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


AND:

This is a Mystery Blog Candy (pictured above), 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, October 11 and will be posted here on Sharon's blog on Tuesday night or Wednesday, so please check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!

Designers providing today's inspiration:


Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Holly McMillen
Michelle Woerner

Thanks so much for joining us today, remember to check to see if you are the blog candy winner, and come back and see us next Saturday!




How about a blooper? Or what I would call a blooper anyhow...I fiddled with this card and was not happy with the way it looked in the photo...here's my first design, check it out.


I love this cameo from Bo Bunny's "Gabrielle Trinkets" but just was not happy with the final results. So, it was edited out...a day in the life!













64 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, this is GORGEOUS! Fabulous layers of paper, a beautiful image and that WOW piece of Prima ruffled trim -- WOW, for sure!!! GREAT project.

SuZeQ said...

Simply fabulous. I would love to be the winner because I could do some big-time-damage using these items. Thanks!

Linda said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

Carol L said...

Your framed image is beautifully crafted, and the gemstones on the ruffled ribbon look amazing! I especially like the key accent you tied on with ribbon! Just lovely!

Playing with Paper said...

Just gorgeous!! Love that ribbon, FAB!!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

I have this stamp, and I love what you did with it! Your layers and colors are wonderful! Love, love, love the ribbon.

Michelle said...

Beautiful job! You've created a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for sharing your 'craftiness'

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, these ribbons are just beautiful!! I have a few of hers and they are wonderful to work with.

Nan G said...

Beautiful card! Love that you showed the first layout! We all do this. . . Thanks! Love the ruffled ribbon.

Kelly Massman said...

Gorgeous-i love that your ribbon is on the side! with jewels!

Pattyb said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! It's just amazing to see how you put together
such a beautiful card with all the layers! Thanks for sharing

Carol E said...

Wow! Your card is stunning, love the color, thank you so much for sharing it.

Rosemary said...

absolutely stunning card!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful. Love the cameo but you're right, for some reason it took away from the card, but I cannot wait to see what you use it on.

creativearts said...

Gorgeous card! I love what you did with the ribbon. I love ribbon!

Peggy said...

Love the cards. The trim and accessories are great.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Selma said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Your coloring on the LaBlanche image is so pretty and the layout is fabulous.

Sharon Lynn said...

That card is gorgeous! I love the vintage look. Beautiful!

Lynda said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft, vintage look you created.

Darlene G said...

Both of the cards are beautiful. Love that ribbon.

LindaS said...

Stunning card and colors. Love the pleated ribbon with the pearls on.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow, what a stunning card. I just love the card's design and the beautiful trim you used.

Luanne said...

Lovely card! beautiful combination of colors and I like the embellish medallion.


Great job!

Luanne
myfootahead@gmail.com
http://craftersreference.blogspot.com

Carla S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Deb! I love the papers and all the layers! Beautiful trim!

Charlette Finley said...

Just love this card. I love the laying and the ruffled ribbon is great. The cameo what a great touch!

Becky Green said...

Wish my "bloopers" looked like this!!!! LOL What GORGEOUS TRIM!!!!!!! You've done a WONDERFUL JOB on this!!!!!!! AND the blog candy is SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!! Especially for those thinking of Valentines already!!!!!!:)

cgargus said...

Very, very pretty. Love the vintage bling, too. The soft vintage look is just beautiful!

szbacn1 said...

Lovely card... I like the colors you chose! And I do like the second version better than the first... the cameo was just too strong a focal point. Thanks for sharing!

Laraine R said...

Another gorgeous card!!

Kathy W said...

Very pretty, and I hadn't thought about combining the gemstones and ruffled ribbon. Thanks for the great inpsiration.

Tanya said...

This is fabulous! I love the vintage look and that awesome bling down the side, beautiful!

Rosie said...

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win and love the ruffled ribbon

Sue D said...

Beautiful card!

Rebecca Johnson said...

Deb,
Amazing card. I really like it and I have these papers which are so beautiful. Now I know what to do with them. Copy you. No, kidding. Have keys, too. Better get to work. ;)
Peace, Becky Johnson

Anita said...

Stunning! Love the rhinestones with the ribbon.

Clare said...

Beautiful bling! I love the locket too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!

JenMarie said...

Eeek.....major GORGEOUSness here! LOVE!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I think you were very wise to edit out the cameo. I love it without. The ruffle is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards. The ribbon is such a gorgeous embellishment to complate the cards! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!

Blessings,
June

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the ribbon and papers.

Debbie S

Shirley said...

Love both of your cards. I really like the gemstones going down the middle of the pleated ribbon. Real classy! Thanks for sharing your talents. Would love to receive either one of your cards. Enjoy your week-end.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Gorgeous card love the rhinestones draped down the side. Thanks for sharing
Marilyn

Traci S. said...

Oh Deb~

A wonderful Vintage card. I love all of the different layers! They are beautiful. I really like these LaBlanche Stamps...and I can tell you do, too. You add such love to them!

I really am excited about the opportuity to win some of the pleated and ruffled trims and ribbons. I do not have anything like these in my small stash. I particularly like the Prima Valenciennes trim. Gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing yet another gorgeous card!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Serena said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the bling on that ribbon!

Barbara said...

The coloring on the foxglove is perfect. And, I love the bling on the ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Avery pretty vintage style card. The pleated ribbon definitely adds a special touch.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Softail_Baby81 said...

LOVE UR CARD!!!! Espescially the bling!!!! A card after my own heart!!

Denise said...

Beautiful! Great colors too. The rhinestones are a great touch!
DeniseB

Lynne said...

Love the trim Deb! Also like the key embellishment - just right! Thanks for sharing.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So beautiful!

Kelly Sas said...

OH I love this card and it has seriously inspired me to make one like it using something I have had for awhile!!! I have had it for a good year, love it, but just not certain what to do with it...NOW I know! Thank you so much.

Kelly Sas said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention I really appreciate your showing the blooper. It helps to know that amazingly creative people like you also have design blocks. AND it helps me to identify one option that is better than the other - definitely better! :)

Elaine Sauer said...

Love the ribbon

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card! Love the layers and the Prima trim is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

tina said...

Very, very pretty. Great work.

Tina

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card! The rhinestone trim is a great accent on the ribbon!

Faye said...

Love the colors used and, of course, the bling!

jean w. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing about the blooper too...we all make changes every now and then! Great change to the key!

Betty said...

Very lovely card, all the items lend a beautiful vintage feel.

Kim C. said...

I love the vintage bling, very pretty and the card is awesome.

babar said...

what a way to use a ribbon in such beautiful manner.
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Lyn said...

Very elegant, Deb! Love the blooper attachment. Really like the cameo but think the key adds just the right touch this time! Thanks...