Friday, March 30, 2018

It Must Be Love

Hello blog friends, and thanks for stopping by today.  It's Karen Letchworth sharing a card that was inspired by my talented teammate, Ginny, who shared a similar card back in February on her sweet blog, Polly's Paper Studio.  Her card also used a similar chicken wire background (hers was wood), and some sweet little prills (along with lots of great products from Really Reasonable Ribbon, of course).  The card she created that inspired mine was all done up in deep purples, but I chose to do mine in pink because, so far, I only have pink prills.  This is another thing on my ever-growing list of crafty items to buy.   LOL  If you click on Ginny's Blog link, you can see her sweet purple card that inspired me.  Really Reasonable Ribbon helped me make mine uniquely beautiful as well!
I started this card with a piece of softly muted pink polka dot patterned paper from Crate Paper.  Next, I cut the chicken wire background from pink Bazzill using a die-cut, and placed that on top of the patterned paper.    Carefully using clear craft glue and a tooth pick, I delicately attached my pink prills here and there on the chicken wire until I achieved my desired look.  I found this cute vintage looking journalling card among my Crate Paper scraps, and chose to use it.  My next step was to use some ivory acrylic paint to cover the wooden clock and clock hands, and then I attached them  by again using some clear craft glue.  Once all that was in place.....the fun part began.....adding the Really Reasonable Ribbon touches.
I started with a bow that I tied using a length of Textured Tow-Tone Pink Ribbon, and then I added some Baby Pink Double Head Stamens, a White Double Head Stamen, some Black Double Head StamensCotton Candy Baker's Twine, and a piece of 3/8" Black & White Gingham Ribbon.  I tucked in a sweet Small Green & White Paper Mulberry Leaf, and I topped it all with two 10mm Black Open End Roses and one Two-Tone Pink & Ivory Open End Rose.  I also tucked in a pink leaf stick pin, and hung a rusty pear-shaped safety pin that holds a small die-cut heart tag stamped with "Love".  Everything is inked with Hickory Smoke and Spun Sugar Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
You know.....I realize that I say this all the time, but it's true!   You can literally take any piece of paper (or papers) and add a few sweet ribbons, trims, flowers, etc. from Really Reasonable Ribbon....and the next thing you know....you have something wonderful.  You really will LOVE their wonderful products.  I just adore the way Really Reasonable Ribbon's products made this card look.  And I know you will love your new products, too.  So why not treat yourself today?   Some Double Head StamensBaker's TwineFlowers and Ribbons are just what you need.   Check out everything now at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  And have fun doing it!

Karen

4 comments :

  1. Oh my - I think this must be my favorite card that you have ever made (and, they are all special). But, this one is just perfect in every way.

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  2. Karen this is so gorgeously done!! Such a beautiful orchestration of all the effects to a perfect culmination of this beautiful feminine card!!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful!

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  4. So feminine and pretty. And a stunning design.

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