Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ribbon Flowers

Hi!  I had a great day today.  My friend asked me to watch her little girl while she took her baby for a checkup and she brought me back a London Fog (Earl Grey Latte) so yummyand chocolate cupcakes!  She hung out for a bit which was nice.  Tonight hubby and I ran some errands at the mall it's fun for the kids as they have a fun playarea for them. I got my kids their  Easter outfits as they were on sale!  May as well, there so cute matching with yellow and blue!  It's not often you can match a boy and girl, and that they don't mind!  Can't wait to do Easter pics!  But will wait closer to easter!  Can't wait to make Easter treats for Ariel's class!
I saw how to do ribbon flowers a while ago and than stored it in my head.  I often learn all sorts of things and than keep them in my head and never do them!  (Like those flowers by Dawn McVey that I made a bunch the first time she showed on her blog before christmas I think!  But never put on a card!)  I have several other ideas that I will have to work on in the next bit!  So anyways I saw the Embellish challenge which was turquoise, pink and brown with ribbon. Colors that I like!  I think a week went by before it dawned on me I should make a card with the ribbon flowers!  Which also means that this card can go for the current challenge for Hero Arts flowers and St Patricks day! Here is the colors to work with:



And here is my card:



I think this card is quite romantic with the colors and the flowers and the buttons.  The buttons are actually from my mom, one day I visited her at her work and saw this big tin of buttons, I got so excited!  I took a bit and than later my mom gave me a whole bag!  These were in the bag, so pleased as there are so many colors that I dind't have in it plus I like how they are different.  Aren't the ribbon flowers cute?  I also paper pierced around the whole card, I used to paper pierce all the time but than stopped, I am liking it again!



I also have this card to share that I made around Christmastime. 



During the HA blog hop I saw a card by Tami Hartley that inspired me to clear emboss on pp, I than colored in the flowers with a marker and cleaned up the mess with a baby wipe, it just wipes off easy!  Fun card to  make!  It fits with the current challenge so I may as well submit it!

Tommorow is friday!  Looking forward as I am getting together with yet another friend to craft!  I look forward to raiding her stash!

16 comments:

Arlene said...

Great cards - love the effect of clear embossing on the patterned paper. Love those ribbon flowers.

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful flowers!! How creative and crafty are you on making the ribbon flowers?? BOTH Are FA-BU-LOUS, Anita!

Jill said...

Those ribbon flowers are just to gorgeous for words! And very clever stamping on the flower card! Love the stripes!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful cards! Your flowers turned out fab!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Alice Wertz said...

wow! your ribbon flowers are fabulous! love them!!

Tiffany said...

Really so very charming cards!! LOVE the flowers you made out of the ribbon!! Fantastic look!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Beautiful ribbon flowers! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge.

Clare said...

Like everyone else, I am in love with the ribbon flowers! I also love the second card - too beautiful!

Courtney Baker said...

Very pretty! I actually have a tutorial on my blog for these flowers. I just love yours! They look great. And the composition is just fantastic girl!

Stamping Cafe said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards, Anita! Love love love your ribbon flowers!! You ROCK!!

Maile Belles said...

Gorgeous! Love your use of the ribbon! So glad you could join us in the Embellish Challenge.

Mariana Grigsby said...

Beautiful card, Anita!!!!! Thanks for playing along with us!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great cards! I love the top one... those flowers and buttons are great! :)

Deirdre said...

Great flowers - such a neat idea. Beautiful cards.

Holly Jones said...

I love how unique this card is. Great colors too!

alexandra said...

is very nice ur work! wish u the best!

kiss

 

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