Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ribbon Roses

Funny how this is not the card I started with. Actually, I started with the ribbon rose. I had made 3 to do the Paper Sundaes challenge this week, which is to make your own flowers. I quite like how they turned out. I simply twisted organdy ribbon scraps in a circle on some score tape. Then I didn't know what to do with them. I found this stamp that hadn't seen some ink yet. Isn't she adorable? She's actually holding a rose bouquet but my roses unbalanced the card so I have her holding just one. The image is coloured with my copics. I'm getting better! Thanks Kristina for showing me the tip technique. Wow! It really does make a difference. The sketch is Martine's from Simon Says Stamp. I really like this one and will probably do it again.

The card is for my Mother's birthday which is tomorrow. Hopefully it isn't too cutsie for her. She's very practical. There is no sentiment inside. We have a running family joke to not put much writing inside because my grandfather will read each card out like a thespian performance in the middle of the restaurant. And people wonder why I sometimes forget to include cards with my gifts... I've had lots of training over the years!

Other Challenges this card meets:
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Craftalicious - Birthdays
Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet
Daring Cardmakers - Layer it Up (6 layers)
Fab 'n' Funky - Recycle & Reuse (ribbon scraps from a birthday gift)
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Patootie
Stamp Something - Something Flowery


  1. So pretty, love the ribbon flower!

  2. gorgeous card Christine :-) I love this image and your colouring is perfect ! the papers and colours you used are fab ,,,, but the creme de la creme is your beautiful flower ,,,, WOW !! gorgeous ! :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and PTW Challenges
    Lols x x x

  3. This is so sweet--great job with the colouring and i adore that flower! Have a great Sunday!

  4. Gorgeous card and that flower is gorgeous :-)
    Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious

  5. oh this is one super cute image great coulrs too
    thanks for joinging us over at creative inspirations,this week,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  6. Very pretty, beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  7. Hi there! Your card is so cute! Thanks for joining the Stamp Something Challenge!

  8. Pretty flower!! I like your placement of it a lot!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  9. Such a beautiful card Christine.

    Thank you for joining us at PTW.


  10. gorgeous card,beautiful image,i love the ribbon flower.
    thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  11. Hiya!! So cute!! Yes, aren't kids funny?? My daughter loves pink too, but she had to paint her spy bag black... :)