Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Welcome to the RRR Patriotic Challenge! Summer is fast approaching with all the wonderful patriotic holidays we love so much. So hooray for the Red, White, and Blue! I’ve created a super fun vintage patriotic card using the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment.
I love this sassy sailor lassie with her perky curls and mischievous grin! I layered her up with papers and ephemera from the kit, and then added both a white doily and a red felt doily along with a royal blue foil die cut medallion (Spellbinder’s Exquisite Circles) and a red foil scalloped circle (Spellbinder’s Classic Scalloped Circles Large.) I used Tim’s Crescent Moon and Stars Die to cut out some foil stars and then the real fun began! I layered on fabby ribbon in Electric Blue Satin with a Grosgrain edge, Tiny Electric Blue Stars and Tiny Poppy Red Stars. Then I topped it all off with a bodacious double layered bow tied with Patriotic Plaid Ribbon. Now if that doesn’t make you want to stand up and sing the national anthem, I’m at a loss!
I tapped the focal image with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ultra Thick embossing powder. When the embossing had cooled, I gently bent the image, creating hairline cracks. This “cracked glass” technique adds a wonderful vintage feel to images like this.
So, I’m still at the beach…and the fun ends tomorrow. While you wait for me to come home, why not visit the rest of the challenge projects on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG, and then did into your crafty stash and create a patriotic themed project with ribbon and link it up to the RRR Patriotic Challenge? I’ll be stopping by to take a look!
Carry on, troops!