Friday, April 17, 2009

Tailored Tulip Thanks

I've been busy....not stamping though! Painting my livingroom, hall and kitchen (hopefully finishing today), throw in a parent-teacher meeting, a Volunteer Banquet, a mom (as in mine - age 72) playing ball hockey downstairs with the boys falling and hitting her head and back - oy my mom. Who at 72 plays ball hockey? She's ok - but very sore. She is a go-getter. And a blessing to me. I'm so grateful that she should be alright.

Ok...I did finally get to stamp tonight for our Flourishes Friday Focus. This week Stacy our newest official for-keeps Design Team member :) is showing some great ways to use/tie ribbons. So all of us DT girls are also giving you some other varieties to spark your creativity.

My sample uses a tailored bow. Take a peek....
Here the tulip is watercolored with reinkers on Flourishes Watercolor paper, and cut out. I just ADORE this designer paper called Bella Bleu (SU). So I matched everything to go with it...a blue tulip, some Kraft paper and Not Quite Navy.

A funny story about one of these ribbons. My youngest son loves to craft, and they have a craft station in his Kindergarten class. One day he came home with some really pretty satin ribbon on his craft (Not Quite Navy in shade)....and said to me "Mom! I brought you home some ribbon for your cards!" So here it is! Unknown source LOL! The beautiful crochet ribbon is Flourishes as well.

For the bow there is NO tying involved :) First I wrapped a piece of the Satin around the Top Note section. The next layer is a straight piece trimmed in a V on each side attached in the center to the wrapped layer of ribbon. The bow is just a loop of ribbon adhered on the back. The bow center is another tiny piece of ribbon wrapped around the bow and adhered. The brad is optional but really gives it holding power. The ribbon is even on the card...it just looks a bit off from this angle.
The other Design Team members have a lot of creative things to show you and be sure to check out Stacy's tutorial on Ribbon tying on the Flourishes Newsletter.
Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Thank You; Ink: Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand; Paper: Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Bella Bleu DSP, Flourishes Watercolor Paper; Accessories: Reinkers, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Big Shot Top Note Die, Satin Ribbon, Flourishes Crochet Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware (Vanilla)

18 comments:

Latisha said...

Just beautiful! I love that blue ribbon and that paper too!

Desiree de Monye said...

Wow! Beautiful!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

The shades of blue are beautiful and your coloring is always DA BOMB. Love the crochet ribbon and the gorgeous dark blue ribbon that your son brought home...awesome kiddo you have there! :)

Francien said...

Gorgious card!! love the colors and that modell is great..and the ribbon ...very beautiful done!!
greetings Francien

Renée said...

This is gorgeous, Christine! Love your combination of colours, layout, and embellishments. The bow is beautiful and I love the crocheted ribbon. Awesome!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine! The blue and creames are great and oh I so love the crochet ribbon. Your ribbon looks FABO!!!! I will have to try this knot ( can you believe I have never done this one ACK!!!) Wonderful card!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous! Your colours and colouring are outstanding, and your taylored bow is such a perfect fit for the elegance of your card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is beautiful Christine!

Danni said...

It does sound like you've been busy!!
What a gorgeous card! Love all the little details on it! Wonderful job!

Leslie Miller said...

Now that is some beautiful tailored bow, Christine! Your son was so sweet to think of you and your cards, too. Doesn't that just touch your heart? I love your pretty and expertly colored tulip, also. Gorgeous card!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

What a Beautiful Blue Card!!!

Cheers,

Dorothy

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous card with the perfect ribbon technique. Love your layout and DP too! TFS

Julie Koerber said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!! What else can I say???

Sewflake said...

yes is does give it a very tailored look. That ribbon is a beautiful shade of blue and compliments your images well, your sone has good taste!

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous, I can't wait to play. Beautiful colors and ribbon also. Tell your son he did great!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! My new Bella Bleu is sitting on my craft table, unopened, begging to be used! How creative is your little bow, too, and more special coming from your little man!
LeAnne

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow Christine. You are amazing. This DSP has been on my mind, I always look at it. I just LOVE the Flourish Stamp, especially the way you coloured it blue. How beautiful.

I was inspired once again by your ribbon technique. Made some cards last night, trying it out.

Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lesley :)

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Aww that is so sweet that he brought you this ribbon. I love that story. He knows what mom likes. I love the colors. Great job. I am glad your painting is coming along and your daughter is okay. Yikes that is scary. Way to do it ALL...