Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ready for a New Year!

Hello friends!  Vivian here today to share with you a card I recently crafted that explodes with color. Quite a change from my last share here on the RRR blog!
 I had a variety of media on my craft table and just allowed myself to play around with it.  What resulted feels very Asian to me.  This often happens in my projects when I don't think too much, which I find so interesting given the fact that I am so darn Americanized.  Guess it's in the blood!
 This colorful, aged effect was created by blending distress inks, stamping with Stamper's Big Brush Pens from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, misting with plain water, and heat embossing.

As a simple, yet elegant finish to my card project, I wrapped some beautiful and incredibly affordable Black Organza from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop around my card front three times.  Then I took smaller lengths and tied knots down my stream of wrapped organza.  I especially love this fiber because it allows your work to peek through while adding a nice dose of texture and sheen to your projects. 
Hope you have a great New Year celebration!  I will be looking forward to an end to 2012, and a fresh beginning in 2013.  Cheers to the realization of our dreams and intentions for the New Year!
Really Reasonable Ribbon - 1/4 in. Black Organza
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink in Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed
Tsukineko - Jet Black Stazon Ink
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Cadmium Yellow 107, Dark Chrome Yellow 109, Orange Glaze 113
Hampton Art/7Gypsies - PS0673 "Distressed Background" Woodblock Stamp
Hampton Art/Art Warehouse SC0274 Holiday Dreams & Wishes Clear Stamp Set
Kaisercraft - CS849 "Just Believe" Clear Stamp Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Bloom stamp included in Mixed Media Acquarelles & Ink Set in Yellow
Papertrey Ink - White and Black


  1. thanks Vivian for the deets on how to get the look and yes RRR organza is beautiful for all the right showcasing reasons.
    ava g

  2. What a terrific card! Love those fun bright colors. It's so fun to just play around sometimes.

  3. Love it! The colors really pop! The layering is so fab. Great way to showcase the ribbon, too!

  4. Love this card!!! The ribbon is beautiful against the colors you chose!!!

  5. This is so beautiful the colours are gorgeous and the ribbon stunning xx

  6. AWESOME!Very pretty card,love the colors,have a Blessed New Year...


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