For those of you who are new to the site, the Friends of Flourishes blog team are bringing you exciting and different challenges each week. Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Make sure you continue reading to find out how.
This week Cindy Haffner is hosting. She is challenging us to use ribbon. You may think…ribbon? I use ribbon all the time. Of course, you do!!! We all do!!! I mean there are just so many ribbons out there to choose from. There are lace, organdies, ric rac, satin, twill, and grosgrain just to name a few. Then, there are polka dotted, printed, and stitched patterns to be had. And, if that is not enough, many of these come in different widths. Like I said, there are just so many to choose from. However, you may only use a certain type of ribbon all the time…yet you hoard a boat load of others. It is time to cut those ribbons that bind you….lol!!! Try to venture from your normal comfort zone or try to use ribbon in a different way. Do not fret, though. If you are not feeling awfully adventurous, any card with some ribbon will do!!!! We would love to see what you create either way!!!!
Come with me and let's see what the blog team created for you this week using ribbon!!!
Up first is our challenge host, Cindy Haffner. She is using the Signs of Spring set. Love her color combo and bold pattern dp choices. She colored the basket with flowers so beautifully, too. Love all the Spring time colors. Love how she used a stitched ribbon with a knotted design with a heart charm. Beautiful, Cindy!!!!
Every thing is sweet, indeed, at Dee Jackson's!!!! She is using the beautiful and newly released Sweet Pea set designed by Marcella Hawley!!!! Gorgeous colors and coloring, Dee!!!! Love how she used the satin brown and antique gold reversible ribbon as the perfect compliment with the metallic chocolate cardstock she uses as a matte. Gorgeous, Dee!!!
Kimberly Crawford is using the Happy Birthday from the Many Sentiments set as the focal point on her card. She has layered her card with some Basic Gray Sultry dp. However, the showstopper for her card are the two ribbon flowers she has created and accented using ribbon from Flourishes. It just goes to show you that sometimes a beautiful card just needs a good sentiment and some fabulous accents!!!!! Beautifully done, Kim!!!!
Silke Ledlow is using the All Wrapped Up set for her bundle of packages and Chairs For You set for the fun sentiment. Love the colors and the elegant design. The cut work and created dimension really sets this card off beautifully. I love how she colored the ribbon and cut it out for added dimension. I love, too, how the package ribbon mimics the color of the actual satin ribbon shes uses. Great look, Silke!!!
Next up is Becca Feeken. Becca is using the newly released Ornamental Elements set on her card. I love how she uses the main element in the set as a background to the spellbinder's created flower and leaf accent. I, too, am amazed how the ribbon is used as more of an element to the card than an accent. It is absolutely stunning!!!! Great pearl detailing and framing, too, Becca!!!!
Betty Wright is last up this week. I am using the Summer on the Patio set. When I chose this set, I chose it for the assortment of summer beverages, the patio table and chair, and the chandelier. However, once I got the set in my hand, I was amazed at the number of pieces in the set and the designs. There are 35 images and sentiments in this set!!!! WOW!!! I love this pot of flowers. I added a layer of MB Fernbrae dp. I colored my flowers with some copics and added the So Very Thoughtful sentiment from the Many Sentiments set. I ventured out and used some pink ribbon. I rarely use pink ribbon. At least, I do not think I do!!!
Be sure to check out each designer's blog links for more specific card details.
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Now, it is your turn to play in our challenge!!!!
Here are the rules!!!!
- Anyone can play whether you have Flourishes stamps or not. Of course, if you have
Flourishes stamps, by all means, use them.
- Use code word FTTC7 when linking to SCS or public gallery.
- Leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. Please give a direct link to your blog post so we can see the Flourishes challenge post and not just the generic page. To get the full link, click to read the comments. Another page will open that will have just the one card and your comments. Copy and paste that link here in the comments section.
If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give an active Flourishes Newsletter link.
- You can combine this challenge with as many others as you want.
- The challenge runs from Tuesday, 12:01 am until Monday at 8 pm EST.
- Enjoy yourself!!!
Make sure you post your card link back here to the Flourishes Blog and use the code FTTC7 if you load your card to SCS or another gallery. We cannot wait to see what you create!!!!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!!
Your Flourishes Friends!!!