Thursday, July 8, 2010

Going Rustic with Really Reasonable Ribbons!

I have a lovely project to share with you today using a really cool ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbons. Often times, I think of ribbons as being formal or cute - but not usually rustic. This new jute ribbon comes in different widths and colors, and is just perfect to use with a country type image such as this one from Stampavie.

To keep the ribbon from unraveling, I wrapped Scor-tape to the back of my cardstock, and placed the ribbon down before cutting it. It works perfectly!

I colored my cutie girl with copics, but then used some ultra fine Flower Soft in toffee to ground the image. The edges were highly distressed with distress inks in Frayed Burlap.

Did you notice that gorgeous corner punch that I used to frame my stamp? It is a 4-in-1 punch from Kreaxions. You will hear me talking about these punches alot! Not just because I am on their DT, but because these are very versatile punches that have plates that you slide in to change the punch. They are so cool! If you want to see them in action, check out this video.

Speaking of videos, last week I posted a video on Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings on how to use the Bow Easy. I never ended up posting it on my blog (duh!), so here it is now!


Create4Fun - sketch
Crafty Pad - Animal Fun
Quirky Crafts - ribbon
Design Dollies Color Challenge - orange, green, yellow, white
Design Dollies Element challenge - inspired by song - Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks
Incy Wincy - punches
Think Ink - Sewing
Wild Flower Wednesday - grunge


KarenB said...

Hi Gini, I love your card! Thanks for joining in the Design Dollies challenges this week :)

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is fabulous Gini. I love the distressing and the gorgeous burlap ribbon... that's stunning. I'm off to check out that punch... I love it. Thanks for participating at the Wild Flower Patch!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration and for playing along with the Dollies!

rozzy said...

thanks for playing along at The crafty Pad this week, with such a fantastic card
Hugs rozzy xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card, such a cute image and lovely colours, love the distressed look. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Spyder said...

Love your rustic raggedy card!! Great design and colouring, I'm a punch addict so must look out for those corner punches!! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's 'Ribbon' Challenge this fortnight.


Sherrie said...

Love this card! It's so pretty! Have a great day!

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Heather "Hev" said...

Wonderful card Gini :)

Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs

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Suzi said...

Gorgeous card, love the texture you've used. Thank you for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad.
Suzi x

Lelia Pierce said...

This is adorable, Gini! Love it all! Thanks for joining us at the Wild Flower Patch!


Leah the Orange said...

that is one FABBY little card, Gini! love the distressing and old country feel - that jute is HOT! thanks for playing along with the Dollies! :)