Apr 22, 2011

BC209 Ribbon and Lace

Hello and Happy Friday! It's been a challenging week. Cricket got sick from chewing pieces of Coleen's Super ball on Sunday but I'm happy to report after a trip to the Vet and some Medication she is doing much better. There is an update and video on my personal blog if you want to watch her in action with one of our cats. Link on my sidebar.

Today the BC Challenge is: Ribbon or Lace. I actually have 2 cards to share today.

My first card features a CAS design. I struggle with this type of design as I always think it needs "just a little more" so when I don't add extra's I tend to think of the design as plain. What do you think?

On this card I tried the crumpled ribbon look that I've seen on other people's cards. I used Sticky Strip tape and ruffled as I went along. Needless to say my ruffles aren't very evenly space (I need more practice). Then I added a punched flower and a simple sentiment to complete my design.
Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Textured Crushed Curry, Designer Paper from Cosmo Cricket-DeLovely
Ribbon, Ellen Hutson,
Sentiment-A.Muse Studio
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Punch - MFT
Brad, Pink Hedgehog Crafts

For my 2nd card I went a bit fancier with the design.
I started out picking out my stamps: There She Goes - Buckets of Love. Don't those Daisies just make you smile.
I colored them with various Copic Markers and added some sparkle to the pink hearts with a Spica Glitter Pen.
The DP is from SU and that sweet Daisy Ribbon is from A.Muse Studio. I used a punch (Martha Stewart) to create the look of lace and added 3 tiny punched hearts for a bit of whimsy in the upper right hand corner.
Card Stock: Old Olive, So Saffron, Cool Caribbean, Pretty in Pink,Whisper White and PTI Select White.

So now it's your turn to show off some Ribbon and Lace.

Before you go I want to wish you all a Blessed and
Happy Easter!


Lynn said...

I love the CAS card! When I have pleated ribbon I have need to space the pleats outs a bit more....love love love e colors. Happy Easter to you and your family Ida!

BarbaraW said...

Both cards are very pretty. I like the ribbon on the first one.

Basement Stamper said...

love the pleated ribbon and the flower lace is so pretty.

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely...you know me, I like CAS but I am like you. I always think they need a little something more!

Asia said...

Your card put a big smile on my face :) Beautiful :)

Allison said...

Beautiful job Ida! The first is such a nice example of CAS with the ruffled ribbon! And I love that image and springy feel of the second!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great cards- love the ruffled ribbon- such a pretty accent. Your second card is so pretty too- love the flowers and great layout! Have a blessed Easter- keep the dog away from the Easter grass and candy!!!

Sue W said...

Two Beautiful cards Ida. I love your ruffled ribbon on the first though - perfect!
Happy Easter!

JP Card Crazy said...

I think is charming in it's simple design. The flower is the perfect embellishment and I really think it beautiful as it is!

Linda Monroe said...

Both cards are so sweet. I love the image of the daisies in the baskets. So springlike and fun.

Lisa Somerville said...

Both are lovely Ida - wonderful designs! Love that ruffled ribbon! Glad Cricket is doing better. Have a Blessed Easter!

Lisa Bohler said...

Super cute ribbon uses on both cards! Have a very blessed Easter!

sheryl said...

Pretty cards! I like the ruffled ribbon on the first one--I think it looks great as is!

Anonymous said...

How can it be that I'm the first to leave a comment on your fab. projects for the BC??!! These are great---love that basket of flowers. Happy Easter! Lots of Hugs, N

Elena said...

Your pleated ribbon looks beautiful! Love the flower ribbon too on your second card!
Have a very Happy Easter!

maryr917 said...

I too struggle with cas cards for the exact reason you mentioned-but when i look at others cards ireally like them-and i really like yours-the scrunched ribbon looks great-keep practicing and you will get the look you want really quickly-sorry to hear about cricket-puppies are like kids I guess-you have to watch everything they do

Barbara said...

Both your cards are wonderful. And I agree, that rumpled or gathered ribbon is much more difficult than it looks! Simple cards are some of the toughest to create...I agree. Love the floral "lace" on your second card. It was fun visiting your blog today....2 cards!! Way to go.