Things With Wings Challenge at RRR

Hello, Friends!

It’s time for a new challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon!  I am so excited to share today’s card for the Things With Wings Challenge, because I used some fun techniques to create my card, and I’m going to tell you how I did it!

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I super love the April Ribbon Club Collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Take a look!

April Ribbon ClubThese are the perfect color match for the April pages in Graphic 45’s “Time to Flourish” collection. It’s so exciting when ribbons and papers work together this beautifully!

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish/Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

RRR Things with Wings Challenge/Kathy by Design

I sewed two of the patterned papers from the 6×6 pad together to make the base for my card.  I ran the top portion through my Grand Calibur with the new Spellbinder’s Doily M-Bossabilities folder.  The raised design was sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink to make it pop off the page.  Then I made a beautiful border by layering a strip of blue print paper with Tropic Checkerboard Satin Ribbon, Coral Rose Swiss Dots Grosgrain, and Theresa White Crochet Lace.

RRR Things with Wings Challenge April 2015 05I fussy cut the beautiful tulips from the 12×12 pages, and shaped them gently with my tool kit. These were adhered with foam dots to add some extra dimension, and then the centers of a few tulips were filled wtih seed beads.  I added a gorgeous bow made with Light Coral Diamond Satin Ribbon , White Iridescent metallic string, and a sweet vintage button from my stash.    I also scattered some seed beads randomly around the card…because I like them!  LOL

RRR Things with Wings Challenge April 2015 04Now, to the “Things with Wings” portion of this challenge.  I ran a Graphic 45 Staples Butterfly through my machine with a damask embossing folder to give it some really cool texture.  Next, I sponged it with a combination of Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Antique Linen Distress Paint.  I heated this gently with my heat tool (use tweezers!) and then when it was still warm, I shaped the wings.  I topped the whole thing off with a layer of Clear Distress Crackle paint, and then added half a Graphic Staples clothespin for the body.  I secured this to my card base with foam adhesive, and then tucked in a fussy cut sentiment from the same 12×12 page, topping it off with a sweet bow made from the Aqua Roses printed Grosgrain Ribbon.  This is the sweetest ribbon ever made, and I get a little weak in the knees every time I use it!

RRR Things with Wings Challenge April 2015 06Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card.  I stamped the ivory oval with one of the Time to Flourish Stamps and layered up some more sweet papers.  Doesn’t it feel like spring?

Now it’s your turn to get your craft on!  Create a project and link it up to the Things With Wings Challenge.  You’ll find all the details and links to the rest of the design team at the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!



17 thoughts on “Things With Wings Challenge at RRR

  1. margiehmalone

    I really like the combination of teal/aqua and rose coral. You’ve got me interested in ribbon again. These colors are made for many of Heartfelt Creations. Your tulips are great. You’ve got me very interested in this ribbon company.

  2. Diane Hover

    What can I say but STUNNING!!! I want to come and just spend a day with you, learning all your tricks for details and style..I know I would come away with a while new outlook on creating..beautifully done my friend! Sorry I have not been around…last week was a lets just say “not very good”!! Have a wonderful day!!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much! I love to fussy cut! It makes me feel like a little girl again. This is a beautiful collection, and I love working with it. Thanks for stopping by! I hope I’ll see you here again soon!

  3. Nancy Carroll.

    OH, I adore this, and yes, the ribbons are TOTALLY matching the paper, this is one of the sets I have, hummmm, maybe need to add on to what DH got me for my birthday…just saying…lol.. I love how you made it, and the fussy cutting of the tulips and shaping them was totally inspired! Got the tools, hoping to have time to try them soon. (I had DH get me a bow-it-all so I could make bows better–3weeks to try it!)

  4. Tracey F.

    Oh Kathy…this is so yummy! The ribbons for this month are beautiful! Love the sentiment and I’m really waiting for those May flowers as we have snow here again today!

  5. LuvtoKraft

    That is so lovely, Kathy! Oh, how I wish I had your sense of color because you have chosen a beautiful palette. Thanks and have a lovely Easter!

  6. carol

    So beautiful Kathy and so many different techniques. I love all of it, the tulips look great, butterflies are always beautiful and
    my favourite. Love the clothes staples really cute . Enjoy your Easter x

  7. Gretchen Wilson

    Kathy this is so scrumptious? The ribbon is great with those paper and your design is heavenly, Now I better get busy and try to come up with something when my ribbon arrives. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card.

  8. Rosemary D. Schroader

    I love this card, Kathy! Perfect for an April birthday card. I have one question: what type of envelopes do you use to mail your much-embellished cards, and where do you buy them?

  9. Sara Emily Barker

    Gorgeous, Gorgeous card, Kathy! I love all the textural layers, especially that doily on the printed paper-would have never thought of that! And the ribbon is just stunning, layered on the center and in the fluffy bow! Now this clothes pin on the butterfly for his body is just the most genius idea, and I’m so stealing it! I came across my mini clothespins yesterday, and thought what can I do with THEM? You’ve answered that question for me! Just so much inspiration in one card! Love it!

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