It always feels like an accomplishment when I get a chance to play in some of these wonderfully creative challenges that I see each week. The graphics are always pretty and inspiring. The design team members are always clever and creative.
The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog has a very beautiful inspiration board, for their challenge this week. They also ask that you include buttons, ribbon and twine in your creation.
Here is their inspiration photo:
and here is the card I created:
I started with a Aqua Mist card stock, by Paper Trey Ink. This color is just so pretty and vintage. I took a piece of Pool Party Textured card stock by Stampin' Up! and dry embossed with my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder by Stampin' Up!. The pattern/text aqua paper is actually a scrap piece of a Christmas pattern paper from Scenic Route, that is easily 4 yrs old. I added two coordinating washi tapes to the rop right corner, by Recollection. The red polka dot pattern paper is from a Valentines collection by Authentique, I believe. I 'hid' the seam with a strip of burlap ribbon by Stampin' Up! I wrapped some red bakers twine around the main panel and tied an aqua button to the front of this card, creating a tiny bow.
The tag is actually a digital download found here. I tied a multi-loop bow with pool party seam binding by Stampin' Up!. I then tied an aqua button and heart shape tag to the center of the bow with some red bakers twine. I really wanted to add some sparkle, so i applied glue and silver glitter to a mini clothes pin, and clipped it to the tag.
For my sentiment, I stamped 'Happy Anniversary' in Soft Suede classic ink, onto a 1/2" vanilla card stock. I used a square punch to create the banner ends. This sentiment piece is adhered to the card front with foam tape.
Thank you for stopping by. Hopefully I get through my chores and have time to play in another challenge!
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