Oh, what a beautiful morning! Regardless of the weather today, my heart is singing a happy song. Want to know why? I have a secret…and I can finally share it with all of you! I’m thrilled to let you know that I have just joined the design team for Really Reasonable Ribbon! ‘Scuze me while I get up and do a happy dance! The announcement is being made today on the RRR blog. This Autumn Time Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon is my way of celebrating…and I feel just like the smiling girl in the focal image today!
Using Ribbon without tying a bow
One of the things I like so much about Really Reasonable Ribbon is that they offer these great ribbon pack assortments. On this card, I used chocolate brown diamond satin ribbon from the Autumn Assortment and a beautiful gold diamond satin from the Christmas Assortment. I wanted to add a ribbon treatment that would provide some movement and add to the celebratory feel of my card. So I cut fishtail banners in the ends of the ribbons and layered them underneath the flower and along the cutaway opening of the card. They flutter just a little when you open the card, and that was what I was going for. If you’d like some of this scrumptious ribbon, a little birdie told me that EVERYTHING is on sale today in the RRR store!! How exciting is that? You just need to pop over to the blog to pick up the code, then shop to your heart’s content!
Details About the Autumn Time Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon
For those of you who want details on making this card, I began with a 5×7″ kraft card base. I trimmed the card front down to 3 1/2″. I cut a 3 1/2″ x 5″ piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock and ran it through an embossing folder that had been inked with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I stitched around the edges of this panel, then glued it down onto the card front. I cut a 7 1/4″ piece of the chocolate brown Diamond Satin Ribbon and a 7 1/2″ piece of the gold Diamond Satin Ribbon and cut fishtails in both the top and bottom edge. I used double stick tape to layer them on the left hand side of the card.
I distressed and shaped the chipboard flower from the A Place in Time collection, placed a copper brad in the center and backed it with four 1 1/2″ strips of the same ribbon. This was so easy to do, but adds so much visual interest and texture. I added the little stick pins and the dark brown jute string and orange jute string to finish it off. I’m on a real jute string kick lately, and oh, the selection at Really Reasonable Ribbon makes me feel a little bit giddy!
The focal image was spattered with Vintage Photo stain matted onto Dusty Durango cardstock, stitched and then matted onto the brown corrugated paper. Copper brads were added to each corner. I mounted this panel about 1″ in from the left hand edge, then backed it with four more little ribbon flags on the right hand side. So that the inside would look neat and tidy, I backed the focal with another piece of Dusty Durango, then glued the whole thing down to the front. I used a template to trace a decorative shape, added stamping, ink and distressing and then lined the inside of the card with a piece of Steampunk Spells cardstock that had also been stitched.
Of course, I covered the envelope flap and lined the interior, too. This Autumn Time card with Really Reasonable Ribbon makes me happy, happy, happy!
Don’t forget to stop by the RRR blog so you can pick up your discount code and go shopping!!! I think you will be excited at the incredible selection and the great prices. I want to thank Bonnie Garby of RRR for giving me opportunity to serve on this team. I’ve added the design team links in the sidebar so that you can go visit their blogs for more ribbony inspiration.
And that’s it for me today folks! Thanks for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments you leave me here. They make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers. Until next time,