Friday, September 30, 2011

Kindness Appreciated

I have been so blessed crafting wise this month, winning a contest or two and receiving some amazing RAKS, there truly are a lot of special people out there.  So last night I sat and made a fairly CAS card, and I desperately wanted to use some ribbon, not to make a bow (still can't master that), but just to use ribbon.

Then this morning I saw that the challenge over at CAS-usual Fridays is to get loopy, and that's what I had made, a ribbon loop, so I'll enter the card there for fun.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (K & Co.)
Ink: Versamark; Vitorian Velvet DI
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL380)
Other: paper flower (HA); black embossing powder; ribbon (PTI - Autumn Rose); brad (The Paper Studio); PTI Die

I used one of the new PTI Edgers dies to die cut the patterned paper.  I then adhered a thin strip of their new Autumn Rose cardstock onto the patterned paper and proceeded to take an hour trying to figure out what to do with the ribbon!  I settled for a piece folded in half with a flower and brad over it.  The paper flower was inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and spritzed with some pearlized water.

The sentiment is embossed with black embossing powder.

I am also going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge, "Anything Goes".

We had some beautiful rain late yesterday afternoon!  Oh, it was so wonderful to see!  The weather is supposed to be a little more tolerable over the weekend, that's good for my rather long run tomorrow morning!  My marathon is in February so our mileage is starting to pick up.  These long runs are my favourite runs, I get to just chat with people and enjoy seeing the trees all around me.

Hoping you are having a great day so far!

20 comments:

Michele Gross said...

You must have felt our challenge mojo as you were creating :) LOL! Lovely card and your loops are a perfect touch! Glad you joined in the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

Barb said...

Fabulous color combo, Brenda! Love the way you looped the ribbon behind the flower! Happy running, and have a great weekend! :)

sheila said...

It sounds like you have had a great month for recognition of your beautiful work! That is so nice for you! I have a friend who is a big marathoner and she also loves the long runs for the same reasons as you state. I love the colors in your card today. So warm and "fallish"..

Tiffany said...

Very beautiful, love your experimenting with ribbon, these colors are so warm and lovely!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous colors, B! Love the upward facing edge and that ribbon is YUMMY!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your ribbon loop is positively elegant with the large distressed flower. Beautiful!

Rosemary said...

another simply sweet card, brenda! you are on a roll..

Alice Wertz said...

love the ribbon treatment. very pretty card, Brenda!

joy said...

I love what you did with the ribbon, Brenda! And, that new edger die is beautiful. Very pretty card.

Donna Bowman said...

Very pretty card Brenda! Love those colors and that flower.

Melinda said...

So pretty, love the die cut pp, your inked flower, how you used the ribbon...ok, I love everything. It's great!

Dawn said...

Stunning card Brenda. Love the new edger die. Makes a great shape on your card.

Trinh said...

Beautiful design! Love the colors and the loops underneath the flower. We have enjoyed the rain the last few days too! And the slightly cooler weather that came with it.

Lisa said...

What a pretty card Brenda! Love the sweet bloom and your use of the die!

Marcea said...

Thankyou so much for your gorgeous entry for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge and for helping us get over 1000 entries ......good luck!!!!
xxx

Laura Davis said...

Stunning work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Karen B. said...

Beautiful use of ribbon! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, this is very classy--love it. I love how you looped the ribbon under the flower. Great job. Good luck on the challenge. Hugs to you.

Kryssi said...

So very classy! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Brenda, this is such a fab design. Love the loops and composition! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!