Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Here Comes the Sun!


Carta Bella, Homemade, Easel Cards, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Kathy Clement

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I know it doesn't seem like it at this very moment, but spring will soon be here!  The sun rises and sets a little earlier each day now, making the winter days feel a little less long and dreary.  We've had loads of rain here in North Carolina, so I have been  making "homemade sunshine" in my studio with pretty papers, flowers and Really Reasonable Ribbon.  That's a sure way to brighten up a gloomy day!

Here Comes the Sun Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

Creating this bright, cheery card was lots of fun.  And adding lots of RRR trims and ribbons really made it come to life!  Here's how I used ribbon on this card:

  • First, I created a belly band by layering Chipmunk Delicate Stitched Satin with 3/8" Brown Plaid Ribbon.  The brown hues help to tone down the vibrant yellow patterns in the paper collection.
  • Use Scor-Tape between the ribbon layers, and wrap the ends around the back side of the card panel for a neat, clean finish.
  • Next, tie a poufy plaid bow with that brown plaid ribbon and tuck it into a cluster of roses and gardenias.  
  • Now tie a loopy burlap bow and tuck it into the ribbon cluster to add extra texture.
  • Then create a cute banner with stickers from the paper collection.  Use your Bow-it-All Tool to tie itty bitty 1/2" burlap ribbons and add to the corners.
  • Finally, Cocoa Ric-Rac adds an interesting country style border to the base of the card.  I don't know why I don't use ric-rac more often!

I managed to squeeze a little ribbon inside this ease card, too!  It makes the perfect topper on this cute little tag charm that tucks inside the pocket.

Have you been spending a lot of time in your craft room this winter?  What have you been making?  I'd love to hear about  your crafty adventures in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by!

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