Friday, November 26, 2010

Guest Designer - Gloria Stengel




Hello Really Reasonable Ribbon peeps! Let me introduce myself to you. I am Gloria Stengel and am thrilled to be your Guest Designer today! Bonnie asked me to fill in on this very busy week to give the regular DT a holiday break. I was very happy to do so! I am a big fan of ribbon (and this amazing challenge blog), so it was a no-brainer for me to say YES! Some of you may have seen me around blogland. I post almost every day to my personal blog, so make sure you stop by Scraps of Life and say hello!

I have three cards to show you today. Bonnie sent me a nice package of ribbon to work with. The colors are simply stunning! This first card is a vintage Christmas theme. I used the Moss Olive Swiss Dots Grosgrain (3/8") ribbon. The color is so rich!

The knotted ribbon made the perfect backdrop for my floral arrangement. I used Martha Stewart branch punches and mulberry roses, plus a tiny pine cone from the craft store floral department to mimic the greenery in Santa's wheelbarrow.

This next card is a bit more contemporary. I colored this very cute Sugar Nellie stamp with Copic markers. I used Red Gingham (3/8") ribbon this time. Gingham ribbon is my favorite. I just love the county feel of it and it's perfect for this little image.

To make my fabbie bow, I used the Bow Easy Tool. I make pretty good bows, but I can never get both tails behind the knot! With the Bow Easy, you ALWAYS have a perfect bow...and both tails are in the back, right where they belong!

For this next card, I went with sparkle! I used Stickles glitter glue for the snowflakes and needed some ribbon with shine to go with it. (The stamps are from Papertrey Ink.) The RRR Monthly Ribbon Club (November 2010) had the perfect ribbons for my card!

The wider ribbon is the Shimmer Satin Silver (5/8") and the snowflake ribbon is the Silver Snowflake Grosgrain (3/8"). I layered the ribbons to give everything more dimension. If you are a follower of my work, you know I LOVE layers!

And check out that icicle punch (Martha Stewart)! This is as close to snow and cold as I'll get here in So. California! Brrrrrrr!

Thanks for letting me be you guest here at Really Reasonable Ribbon today! If you want more details about these cards, and supply lists, check my blog. I have other cards featuring RRR product on there as well. Come and visit! For a terrific Black Friday sale code for RRR, please click here.

A Blessed Thanksgiving to everyone!

~ Gloria

4 comments:

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Gloria I love your cards hun!!! beautiful job on all of them :)

I hope you too had a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Denise said...

What wonderful cards!!! So beautiful :))) Hope your Holiday was fabulous.

Candy said...

Three beautiful cards, Gloria.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us.
Hugs, Candy