Sunday, 28 April 2013

Bordering on Romance in Rose Red

Hi Crafty Peeps!  Hope you are having a lovely weekend.  I've found some time in between trying to tidy my craft space to make a card for Less is More which this week has a sketch to follow.  See below. 

I had a picture in my head of using ruffled ribbon so reached for my Rose Red Seam Binding.  I chose a Rose Red card base and a dramatic mat of Basic Black.  I wanted to use a Ribbon Slide (retired) but with bling added to the middle so attached 3 Basic Rhinestones.  Thankfully they come in a strip so wasn't difficult to attach to the centre post.  I stamped the flowers from Bordering on Romance in Basic Black and used a Blender Pen to colour it in with Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose.  I added a touch of Frost White Shimmer Paint to the flowers for a touch of sparkle.  The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped in Rose Red.

Now to ruffle the ribbon I pulled a thread from the middle, (actually I pulled several because I kept pulling them all the way through!)  Doh!!  How to stop it unruffling was the next challenge.  I tried singeing the end but only succeeded in setting the ribbon on fire!  So in the end I've tucked the ribbon behind the panel stuck down with Red Sticky Strip.  My husband came in and wondered what on earth I'd been doing with the matches!! 

I'm off to rid the house of a burning smell now.  Keep crafting but stay safe!  (Don't play with matches!!) x

Supplies Used
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Card - Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Rose Red, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Stamp - Bordering on Romance, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punch - Corner Rounder
Other - Frost White Shimmer Paint, Ribbon Slide (retired), Basic Rhinestone, Rose Red Seam Binding

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Faith A said...

This is so pretty, love the bling in the buckle and the beautiful red? card.

Monica said...

This is so very rich and striking. That ruffled ribbon adds much charm to the pretty image.

Claudia said...

Hi Aileen, this is great, love the special ribbon and how you arranged it.

Thanks also for your lovely comment on my last entry. Hugs and a wonderful Sunday

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous, love how you've twiddled that ribbon. Wonderful colour, too! Have a nuce Sunday afternoon, Valerie

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So pretty - love the texture and softness of the ribbon.


A fabulous card Aileen - the Rose Red and black is a very striking combination, and I love the ruffled ribbon - sounds pretty dangerous, but it was worth the risk!!Lol

Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful as always hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Chrissie said...

What a brilliant effect you have achieved here Aileen, this is simply terrific!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Margaret said...

This is lovely Aileen - not sure it was worth risking burning your house down though :0)
Margaret x

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness... the things we do in the name of crafting!!! I do love the ruffled ribbon, fab bit of dimension and such pretty colours too :0)
Jenny x

Elaine said...

Great card - love the colour scheme and that ruffle was worth all the effort!!

Suze Bain said...

This is so pretty Aileen, I love the ribbon and the slider, gorgeous colour too. Xx

Jen said...

aileen this is just stunning!!

Fabulous interpretation of my Sketch. Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"

Jessica said...

Oooh I so love your card. I totally love Rose Red and doing THAT to the made me laugh. Tx God it was only a bad burning smell you ended up with...hihi! Precious card!

Wishcraft said...

Oops... sounds a bit scary but your ribbon does look fabulous so it was worth it ;o) Gorgeous card! Hugs, Lisa x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful card Aileen, I love that gorgeous image and must get mine out again! You sound like my kind of crafter - setting the fire alarm off because we were 'just trying something out'! Vicky x

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Aileen! Makes me think of a beautiful party dress with the jewels and ruffles!

Gillian R said...

This is so beautiful Aileen, you have nailed this sketch

Julia said...

Very nice card, love that ruffle ribbon.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really beautiful card.
I love how you ruffled the ribbon - even if you did nearly burn the house down!
Caroline xxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Aw this is so pretty and love the addition of that ribbon and slider just finishes it perfectly! x

Darnell J Knauss said...

LOVE. Period.


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