Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stampin'B Challenge - Use Ribbon

As hostess for the Stampin'Bs this week, Faith asked us to use ribbon on our cards -- pretty easy challenge. I decided I wanted to use the ribbon some way other than simply tying a bow, so I used it as the stem of my sunflower -- and also in the three loops on the side of my focal panel.

I hadn't used that single sunflower from Mark's Finest Papers' Planted With Love set before, so this was my opportunity to showcase her. I colored her with Copic markers and then punched her out with a 2" circle punch and popped her up at the top of the "stem." The leaves were made with one of the dies from Spellbinders Foliage set, cut from MFP Spring Leaf and sponged with Tim Holtz Distressed Bundled Sage. The background is made with six squares of Cosmo Cricket Material Girl DP mounted on the same MFP Fresh Cream cardstock as the base.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Happy stamping!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Planted with Love
Paper: MFP Fresh Cream, Spring Leaf, Snow Storm Smooth; Cosmo Cricket Material Girl DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distressed Bundled Sage
Accessories: Ribbon, Spellbinders Foliage Shapeabilities, Oval punches, Pop dots, Sponge dauber


pam124 said...

Lois, your card is dee-lightful. I adore the happy image and your leaves are spectacular. I love your take on the ribbon challenge. You did real good my friend!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Wonderful use of the ribbon, Lois, and what a cute card this is with the leaves and sweet face!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun double checked bg!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a very happy the large 'bloom'