Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Think Spring!

We're "Thinking Spring" at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store this weekend...thinking and longing for it! My card has Spring written all over it...crisp, fresh green, and rich brown--dirt brown! 



LaBlanche's Silicone "Two Rabbits" are just waiting to leave their burrow and frolic in the sunshine. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored them with Copic Sketch markers.

JustRite Spellbinder "Nested Oval Medallion" dies were used to cut the image panel and framed layer.




Did you notice the faint background? I used JustRite's new "Harlequin Script Background" stamp stamped tone on tone on the kraft decorator paper.

May Art's Velvet Ribbon, along with Natural String, adds a rough and smooth textured border. The accent buttons are from Bo Bunny's "Welcome Home" pack.

All of the linked supplies are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.





As always, 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, March 13th and will be posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday or thereafter.

You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!

Good luck!


Here's the list of ladies participating today:
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Michelle Woerner
Jerri Jimenez




Thanks so much for stopping by today!

107 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE this, Deb! Your coloring is fab on those darling bunnies and that green velvet is so rich paired with the burlap string -- unexpected and FABULOUS!!!

Dee N said...

Your card is fabulous. Love the browns paired with the green velvet and rustic burlap string. Thank you for sharing, Deb, and giving us the opportunity to win some blog candy.

Gigi Escalante said...

The green velvet ribbon is gorgeous combined with the rustic look of the card.

WoeNelly said...

I just love bunnies so much. :-) So a nice spring card.

rlovew said...

Beautiful card- awesome coloring.

Debbie Dunham said...

Aww what sweet bunnies. Love the card!

Nan G said...

Love the earthy elegance of your card.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the greens.

Ellen said...

This card is representative of spring. Thanks for the beauty!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card! Definitely spring-like with the colors and love the background pattern.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! I love image of the bunnies and the beautiful velvet ribbon! Wonderful design!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!

Jerri Kay said...

Perfectly stunning Deb, those bunnies are so adorable!

Colleen said...

Adorable card and such great coloring
ColleenB.

Deanna said...

This is such a beautiful piece. I just love the bunnies, the veltet ribbon, everything just stunning.

Mitzi Luttrull said...

What a beautiful card! I like the combination of velvet ribbon with the twine. It is a nice contrast.

Anonymous said...

I really love the green and brown color combo....I wouldn't have thought to do that, so thanks for the great idea.

Jan D.
Florida

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a beautiful card. Your coloring is amazing. Love all the texture on your card. Great die shaped label. I have not seen that one. Thanks for sharing your talent.

KVencel said...

I love those little bunnies! And the tone on tone works so well as a background. Thank you for sharing your design.

Queen Mary said...

Watership Down! Gosh, what a gorgeous image -- and your card is so beautiful! You manage to show off the image in such an elegant way!

Anonymous said...

great background design

Sue D said...

Lovely spring card--I like the rich earthtones.

Denise Carilli said...

great background technique

Denise Carilli said...

beautiful background

Dottie said...

Boy oh boy, I really wasn't expecting this type of card but am I really inspired with it. You did a fabulous job putting it all together. The browns and chicken wire are perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Karen said...

So beautiful Deb. I love those soft little bunnies and that pop of green with the kraft background is lovely.

Teri said...

Very pretty card!

ednamburgess said...

Such cute bunnies. Would make a great Easter or spring birthday card or whatever the occasion. Love the new ribbon and could use it so many ways. Thanks for the chance to win. Edna

cgigler said...

Hi Deb,

Cute card! I love the accent Bo Bunny button. Thanks for sharing.

Caryn S said...

All of the stamping and coloring on this card is wonderful! I love the rabbit stamp and the greens against the brown.

lisa808 said...

Sweet spring image.

Luanne said...

Oh my goodness, this is just so cute! I love the bunny stamp,and your coloring is wonderful. Love that harlequin background too. Gonna need to check that out....!

Lily55 said...

LOVE the greed ribbon AND your lovely card that highlights the stamp and the green. very clever.

Lily55 said...

LOVE the greed ribbon AND your lovely card that highlights the stamp and the green. very clever.

bbourassa said...

Gorgeous! The design is great and I love the pink noses on the bunnies :-)

teepee said...

Deborah: Your colors and coloring are just great. Such a lucious card...brown was the perfect background choice. Thanks for sharing.

marilynwillauer said...

Cute card, love the coloring of the bunnies, and your ribbon with the string is a great effect!!
Thanks for a chance at Spring Green ribbon!!

Diana N. said...

Your card says spring to me! Great image, wonderful coloring and choice of background stamps and paper!

jpippster said...

Your card is great. The bunnies really add the spring feeling. thanks so much for sharing you work....

Adirondack Annie said...

Absolutely in love w/ this card! Love the softness of the Green Velvet Ribbon w/ the Earthy style of the card! Simply Beautiful!

Carole said...

Adorable. Love the button accent.

Carole said...

Adorable. Love the button accent.

Cheryl said...

How pretty! I love the velvet ribbon with the twine on either side. Very original!

Lynda said...

Love your color choices...the green really sparks up the shades of brown. Great card.

Carolyn said...

Ahhhhh . .. bunnies for Easter. Beautiful card and the green adds the perfect touch. Thanks for the opporunity to participate in the blog challenge.

Carolyn S

Anonymous said...

Great combinations of backgrounds and colors, very elegant!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful spring card love the bunny stamp and you have colored it so perfectly. Thanks for sharing
Marilyn

Carol E said...

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing it.

thefrashers said...

ooh, what lovely card. it is so rich in the details and the brown and green colors. definitely makes me think of 'watership down'.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh thouse bunnies are fabulous and such a wonderful card too. Love the green with the brown. Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win these faulous ribbons.

Love Sheila xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love the green and brown, this is so fabulous.

JenMarie said...

Oh this is totally FABULOUS!

Cec said...

This is such a great colour combination. The greens just pop and that velvet ribbon is so rich looking.
Hugs!
Cec

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so adorable....love your coloring...and the fresh look...tfs

Juanita B said...

I LOVE the green and dirt brown - so earth friendly. The juxtaposition of the soft velvet and rough string is awesome to me. TFS.

Edna said...

It is lovely, beautiful color combination.

Phil D said...

Your card is such a clever Spring themed one - I love your design,colour and construction - you could say I love your card!

StampnInkLady said...

Deb, I am so in love with your card. I love the different textures you used with this delightful image! The ribbon mixed with the twine...an unusual, but complimentary fit is quite striking! And the ribbon blog candy is to die for....my absolute for life favorite color is green, so I am so in love with these ribbons! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card!

StampnInkLady said...

Deb, I am so in love with your card. I love the different textures you used with this delightful image! The ribbon mixed with the twine...an unusual, but complimentary fit is quite striking! And the ribbon blog candy is to die for....my absolute for life favorite color is green, so I am so in love with these ribbons! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Deb! What a beautiful and Springy card this is! I love the little bunnies and your faboulous background. It looked like fancy dsp! The greens and browns are beautiful together, especially with the velvet ribbon. Gorgeous!

Betty said...

Love those bunnies and the green velvet ribbon is just right!

lynn said...

that card surely does speak of spring.. i love how you did the background.... and the green is such a perfect pop of color..
thanks for sharing
big ladybug hugs
lynn

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Deb, this is such a beautiful card and your coloring.....amazing! Love that velvet ribbon in combination with the jute twine as well! TFS this gorgeous creation! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured image and I love how you used the twine.

Julia said...

Love it! Love the ribbon!

Maryleva said...

Love this card. Bunnies are some of my favorite.

Penny Reed said...

Love the bunnies! So nicely done!

seau said...

I love the bunny stamp, and the green velvet ribbon sets off the card beautifully. TFS.

Shirley said...

Wonderful coloring, and that green velvet ribbon is beautiful. Really like you how you used the jute on the side of the ribbon. Great idea.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

kathy s said...

I love rabbits and La Blanche stamps- what a perfect combo- great card thanks for sharing

Mary gutierrez said...

Great looking card, would go nice with a box of choclates

Marilyn M said...

LOVE the bunnies. They are so cute and your card is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.

Maureen Chandler said...

What a beautiful card! Those rabbits are just charming and I love your choice of colors and ribbon - and just everything!!! Thank you so much!

Kelly Sas said...

Oh I just love that bunny and how you colored him! That green ribbon is a perfect embellishment too.

Sonia said...

Such lovely elements that come together to make a great card. Reminds me of Beatrix Potter and who doesn't love her stories? Beautiful!

Charlette Finley said...

Wonderful card. Love the green and brown together. I think I need to get the stamp it's just perfect for Easter. TFS

Dawn Moss said...

Beautiful. Love the natural string added to the green...adds a nice natural touch.

Dawn Moss said...

Beautiful. Love the natural string added to the green...adds a nice natural touch.

Jeanne said...

Too funny - dirt brown. Can't wait to dig in some dirt and plant flowers. Your bunnies are adorable!

Heather said...

Oh, I adore those bunnies! What a perfect card for spring :)

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely card! Not only is this a nice card for spring but would be nice for Easter also. Bunnies are the best!

Karen McAlpine said...

Sweet rabbit image! Love the velvet ribbon!!

Yvonne said...

Very cute image!

Donna said...

Deb, wonderful card, love the bunnies in their den, so cute, and the background came out great, love how you did that, will have to give that a go.
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Donna

Linda Carson said...

Quite handsome! Love the combo of greens and browns!

Linda Carson said...

Quite handsome! Love the combo of greens and browns!

tina said...

What a gorgeous card!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

T Young said...

Your cards are beautiful. This is the first time that I have visited your blog, but, I've signed up to be a regular follower. :)

cropnmoomsie said...

Cute card! Certainly makes me think spring is coming. :)

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Beautiful card, great colors with the bunnieds. Love how you did the background.

flirtini83 said...

Love the sentiment, love your work,love blog candy.
Thanks
Flirtini83

Susan said...

Love this card. The brown and green combo is fabulous. Thanks for a chance at some ribbon blog candy.

Ravengirl said...

This is wonderful! I love the subtle background and your color choices are perfect for a spring card!

Charlotte said...

Fabulous card. LOVE the bunnies against the brown tone-on-tones. Great details. Thank you for the inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love that sweet stamp of the rabbits. Great job with the pretty ribbon and trims too! The burlap string is a favorite... so versatile!
DeniseB

Shona said...

Love how you called it "dirt" brown. I always call Spring "Mud Season". Love the brown on this card and everything looks better with bunnies !!

jonim52 said...

Love those bunnies. Beautiful card!

Cyndee Scholet said...

Interesting combination of colors and textures...between the ribbon, twine, the earthy color combo....

Cyndee Scholet said...

Interesting combination of colors and textures...between the ribbon, twine, the earthy color combo....

rush said...

love the bunnies and ivy stamp. good choice for this time of year. thank you for sharing.

christi said...

great job coloring the leaves and such. i love the velveteen ribbon to go with the rabbit. was that on purpose? very cute card.

Dottie said...

Absolutely adorable and beautifully done. I love rabbits and their soft fur....you did such a nice job coloring them.

debra said...

Deb,What a lovely card. I love the rich brown earth colors paired with the verdant repsentation of Spring. Nicely done.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful card. I love the bunnies.

Teardropp said...

Love the card and love the bunnies. They definitely make you think spring.

Pam said...

Love this! The coloring is fabulous.