Hello, Friends! What a great line up I have for you on the blog today! I’ve combined gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon with a fabulous creativity kit from Polly’s Paper Etsy to make a soft and feminine trio of Victorian Calling Cards.
These cards have a definite shabby chic vibe going on with all the pretty ribbons, flowers, pastel papers and graceful Victorian images.
You can never have too many birthday cards….especially when they are adorned with beautiful details like this! I picked up on the pink in the camellia by adding the papers (which come in the creativity kit, along with ephemera, tags and some pre-tied bows) and a strip of 2 1/2″ wide natural cotton ribbon in this pretty garden print. I stitched these together, glued them on the card and then created a great shabby chic bow by tearing the ribbon in half and tying it on my Zutter Bow it All. I topped it with pretty lavender organza polka dot ribbon to give it a light, airy feel. The little metal butterfly is from my stash, and I painted it to match the card.
This kit is loaded with beautiful papers and ephemera…so much so that I was able to finish the inside of each card.
This card makes me think of a soft blue sky filled with puffy white clouds. After dry embossing and inking some cardstock from my scrap drawer, I added the pretty blue gingham paper and bumblebee image from the kit to the front of my card. The big loopy bow made with white organza ribbon is topped with a sweet Light Blue Micro Gingham Bow and a vintage button from my stash. I added Prima flowers and a bumblebee charm from my stash, and then created a series of loops with natural, light blue, and ivory burlap string.
I used a scrap of my embossed gingham check paper to finish the inside of the card. The Queen Bee stamp is available in digital format from Crafty Secrets.
Can I just say, I am in love with the colors in this card? This digital image is so elegant and I love the frame that came in the kit. I split it in two, mounted it on bronze metallic paper and layered it on either side of the card focal. It’s a perfect match, isn’t it? I die cut some lattice with the bronze paper and layered it over the beautiful teal and brown paper that comes in the kit. To add even more texture and a light, airy feel to the card, I created a belly band with 1.5″ wide Cream Mesh Ribbon. I just love the soft sheen of this ribbon, and the way it allows color and images to peek through. It’s wonderful! I used the last little bit of this twinkling Aqua Shimmer Satin Ribbon to make the bow, and then topped it with a trio of pink chrysanthemums to pick up on the pink in the card focal and add some color contrast.
This gorgeous shimmer satin ribbon comes in a rainbow of colors, and I want them all!
I have several more cards made from this same kit to share with you in another post later this month. I hope I’ve introduced you to some new ribbons that you can use in your crafting. These are some of my favorites! If you love ribbon, like I do, you might want to spend some time perusing the amazing selection at RRR. Some of the ribbons I’ve used here today are currently on sale. And, while you are there, take a minute to check out the Ribbon Club. It’s such a great deal, and the monthly assortments are delivered right to your door. It’s like getting to celebrate your birthday every month of the year!
Thanks for stopping by….which one of these Victorian Calling Cards do you like best?