Hello Ribbon Lovers! Welcome to the first Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge for 2017! Bonnie is taking it easy on us this time around with a fun “Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim” theme. I spent some time creating from my scrap drawer for this challenge and ended up with this fabby Artisan Style Card Trio.
Graphic 45 Artisan Style is one of those “oldie but goodie” collections. I love the color palette and the quirky images. I had quite a few scraps, and set myself a challenge to see how many cards I could make without cutting up a fresh piece of designer paper. Turns out, I could make three!
This little top fold card uses a scrap of a mixed media background that I made quite some time ago. It was the piece that actually inspired me to work with the Artisan Style papers. Peacock Alley Seam binding ties the most gorgeous bows and just pops off the background colors.
Many of you have asked me how I tie these bows. I use my Zutter Bow-it-All, of course! The real secret is that I studied all of Bonnie Garby’s YouTube videos and then practiced like crazy. Start with a soft, pliable ribbon like this seam binding, then work your way up to heavier ribbons. After you work at this for a while, you’ll find that you develop your own personal bow-tying style. I know this is not the “magical” solution that many of you were hoping for, but just like learning how to play an instrument, tying bows is all about practice! The more you practice, the more skilled you will become!
The bottom pocket holds a book mark and a journaling tag where you can write a personal note. The stamps are from the Artisan Style collection, and the piece of paper is also a scrap from another mixed media project.
Artisan Style Card from Scraps #2
I’ve used Peacock Alley Seam binding again here. The row of houses is fussy cut and raised up on foam dimensionals.
Artisan Style Card from Scraps #3
This ribbon is also tied with seam binding. Noble Peacock is such a rich color,and a near perfect match for my peacock feathers!
Now, it’s YOUR turn! Link up your Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim project to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog. You’ll find all the necessary details HERE. And be sure to visit the rest of the team projects for more inspiration.
I can’t wait to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by!