Monday, March 21, 2011

Newsprint and Silk. ;)

Hi Everyone!
True :D  here.

First I would like to remind everyone that we have a design team call going on right now and would love to have any of you that would like to get lots of beautiful ribbon in the mail every month apply! We are looking for scrap-bookers, card-makers, altered artists, jewelry crafters, quilters, fabric artists... pretty much anyone who does any crafts with ribbon. ;) For all of the DT call info, click HERE.
We also have a fun "One For The Boys" challenge going on now! :)
Now...on to my card.
This is not the card I planned on posting today but plans change sometimes. ;)
 The challenge over @ SplitCoast Stampers today is "Newsworthy". We were asked to use newspaper on our project. Not my normal medium but I gave it a shot and I am so glad I did!
Quite the contrast with that old newspaper and the beautiful Mossy Rock Hand-dyed Silk from Really Reasonable Ribbon, but I think it added just the class it needed! :)

The crossword puzzle was just the right size for a card. I know the words don't fit "up and down" but I was happy that they fit across anyhow! ;)
I made the roses by twisting strips of newspaper and making "rose" circles on round pieces of cardstock that I covered with Scor-Tape. I then sprayed them with a couple colors of Glimmer Mist as well as the outer edges of the puzzle. I lucked out and there was an article in the paper that was in a green background so I used it for the leaves and just hit them with a little green ColorBox ink to make it match my ribbon better. I added some pearls and a fancy vintage brad to add a little more class. ;)

I would so love to hear what you think about the "outside of the box" style that I used today!

Big hugs,


  1. Beautiful!!!! LOVE the crossword mixed with satin ribbon-great contrast!

  2. WOW! I LOVE this and never would have thought to do something so creative! And I love the stitching!

  3. Brilliant card! I love this newspaper look so much!

  4. WOW!! This is so stunning! a quirky combination of elegance and funky! LOVE IT!!

  5. Wow, love it! never would have thought to combine these. You made it work, they look so elegant!

  6. Loving the newspaper roses, I had to look twice after reading how you made them! That ribbon looks gorgeous too!

  7. Love your "outside of the box" take on this card! A very pretty, change of scenery, card for a beautiful scenery day.

  8. Oh wow, this looks fabulous! What a great idea!


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