before i show you today's card, can i just warn you...it doesn't have *ribbon* as such...it has a trimming--by may arts, naturally--these fabulous wired silver beads:
aren't they cool? i love how they give dimension and almost a sense of movement when you swirl them around a card. you know, a bit like this:
(wired silver beads: may arts; patterned paper: prima; bling word: mambi; other: vintage silk flowers, corrugated cardboard,
i've been known to spend *HOURS* when i'm in "collage mode"...but actually, this was a VERY quick card to make! the whole center bit of it was "fussy cut" out of this prima patterned paper. (it's called "coy"; it's from the "flirty" line.) i'd actually only BOUGHT it the day before...but i was dying to use it, so i kind of just built everything else around it.
as it turned out, i could've just paper-trimmer-cut a rectangle slightly larger than the frame, & glued it to my card base... (since i wound up mounting it on a similarly colored background!) ...but at the time i thought i'd be making either a diecut card in the shape of that fun frame, or mounting it on a transparency base. ah well, no harm done: this way i could use the surrounding bits for something else. for instance, the flowery bits at the edge make great hearts!
once i had the frame and the hearts...and of course i already knew i was going to use the silver wired beads...all i needed were some embellishments. i love these vintage silvery silk flowers my aunt found at a garage sale, and i'm never averse to bling, as well you know! lately i am also loving torn bits of corrugated cardboard, so i threw a bit of that on. (it also hides the hot glue i used to anchor the center of the wired beads so that the ends could be loose and swirly!) i finished off with a bit of dymo label, and that was that!
back tomorrow with another may arts card...
...this one has actual *RIBBON* on it, honest!!!
*i think we may just have found the challenge for which miss leslie breaks her "i don't need MORE stuff" rule!!! ;)