Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A sympathy card - CAS-ual Fridays challenge

Yes, I had to squeeze in some stamping time before I cleared up my crafting space for the holiday!  My husband's family will be here for Thanksgiving Day, so today is cleaning and prep day.  Which is what I should be doing...instead of blogging.
So.  When I saw Karen's sketch on CAS-ual Fridays blog, two ideas popped into my head.  This is the first one.   I'll do another quick post in a few minutes, with my second card.
Here is the challenge.  CAS-ual Fridays CFC29

My (first) take on the sketch:

I've used the woven ribbon technique on 2 other cards, and I enjoyed it so much. I love the dimension that this technique adds to a card.   Britta Swiderski has a great tutorial for the technique on her blog.  HERE is the link.  Once I'd created the woven ribbon panel, I attached it to an early espresso card stock panel, using Scor-tape.  This particular ribbon is somewhat stiff, so I knew it would need a strong adhesive to hold it in place.
After stamping the sentiment on my white card base, I added 2 tiny brown pearls between the 3 small sentiments.
That just about covers it.  It was an easy, but fun card to create.
Thank you for taking a look!

card stock: select white (PTI), early espresso (SU)
ink: early espresso (SU)
stamps: simple sentiments (PTI)
other: diamond arch brown/white ribbon (Am. Crafts), Scor-tape (Sookwang), 2 brown pearls from my stash


  1. This woven ribbon design is so clever and has such an elegant look! It's perfect for this sympathy card!

  2. Wow, this is amazing! I love the simple (yet not so simple) technique. Thank you for sharing this. Happy Thanksgiving. ;)

  3. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Friday!

  4. Love your ribbon weaving!! This really is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your fab work!

  5. WOW. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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