Sunday, November 27, 2011

Card for CAS-ual Friday and Ribbon Carousel (RCC30) Challenges

I'm so excited to share this card with you!

I had a great time creating was a bit of an 'aha' moment for me.

A few months ago a won some clear Hero Arts stamps from the Simon Says Stamp blog. I've been waiting for just the right time to use them. The stamps I won were a promotional set that contains images from several different stamp sets, but I did a quick search on Hero Arts' Holiday catalog, and the ornament is included in the 'Decorate Your Holidays' stamp set. I didn't see the sentiment in the Holiday catalog, but there are plenty of sentiments we all have that would be appropriate.

This is really a simple, easy card to make, just takes a little care in the doing.

I stamped the ornament on a piece of white cardstock. Then I cut a strip of cardstock the same width as my grosgrain ribbon (3/8") to use as a guide. I made sure everything was square and marked the top and bottom of the guide on the edges of the ornament. Using my cutting knife, I carefully traced around the ornament (on the inside of the border line) between the hashmarks. Then I fed the ribbon through. You need to be careful in doing this so that you don't tear the slit. Then I threaded through the twine, and secured both to the back of the cardstock using my tombow.

Really easy!

For the bottom piece, I first stamped the sentiment. Then I ran the tombow over my twine so I could shape it onto the cardstock, and followed up with some Liquid Glass at a few points to make sure it was secure. The white pieces of cardstock were mounted onto Cranberry cardstock using dimensional foam tape, and then those pieces were secured to the card base.

I love the look of this card, and am planning to use this technique a lot more.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
CTMH - Cranberry Ink, Cranberry and White Daisy Cardstock, Cranberry Grosgrain, Dimensional Foam Tape, Cutting Knife, Liquid Glass
Hero Arts - Decorate for the Holidays stamp set, miscellaneous sentiment stamp
Twinery - Maraschino twine


  1. fun how you used the twine.

  2. This is sooooo cool! I really like this card!

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

  4. Sooooo fabulous! I love the clean lines and how you added the twine swirl!

    Thanks for playing along with the Ribbon Carousel Challenge! :)

  5. I love this--CAS and beautiful! I LOVE that curled twine!! FUN!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!

  6. Beautifully done!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your fab work!

  7. Love how you've used that bit of twine. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.