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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ribbon Framed Card

This is the first card I've made since 2010!  In the interim, I've worked a lot and spent a lot of time taking care of my mom, who is now in nursing care.  Because I've been away so long, I really wanted to have many layers and lots of glitter and stamping.  Then I got practical!  So, I started with something to challenge myself without getting too frustrated... and something I could send to my mom.  She loves mail! 

This card also answers a few challenges:
     365 Cards:  4-color challenge
     Cute Card Thursday:  Butterfly Kisses
     Flutter by Wednesdays:  butterfly or fairy
     Card Crafter's Circle:  die cut or dry embossing
     Card Mania:  punches or die cuts

After dusting off EVERYTHING and locating the cutting plates for my Grand Calibur, I started with the Spellbinders scalloped border.  I used tacky tape to keep the ribbon in place on the reverse side.

I used a reverse stenciling & embossing technique for the butterfly.  Dabbed on ink, taped the butterfly to the paper and embossed.  Then I positioned the image within the inside of the Spellbinders scalloped border and cut.

Close up after assembly, with pearls and bling.

Next up, a card for my father.  He's been complaining that he hasn't gotten any handmade cards in forever.  He's right, but that's gonna change!

Cardstock: The Paper Company
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Personal Impressions - Expressions (sentiment)
Ink: Color Box pigment ink in Cyan
Dies: Spellbinders Butterflies Shapeabilities, Scalloped Edge Frame
Accessories: rhinestones, pearls, ribbon


  1. Gorgeous card! Great idea a ribbon frame and butterfly. Wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  2. I love your embossed butterfly and such a gorgeous edging with the ribbon threaded through, so pretty, Your Mum will love her card.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Very pretty and how creative with the ribbon! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  4. Wonderful technique with the ribbon wrapping! It's fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle!