Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Featuring Colors and Ruffles

Happy Sunday!!

I have been having fun in my stamp room today! Among other things, I needed to check out the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. Today's FS is MaryBeth, aka MBRCutie25. I was not familiar with her, but oh my! What a lovely gallery! I chose this card to CASE.

Instead of stamping on the base directly, I mounted my whisper white on a daffodil delight card base. I kept the same sketch...a sentiment on the left, flowers on the right, and a band along the bottom. I used On Your Birthday with markers, and Awash with Flowers, which is a 2-step stamping set. My colors are old olive, daffodil delight, and night of navy...all from one of my favorite combos from Color Challenge #303. The night of navy is highlighted with a scallop trim border.

This is the first time I have tried this ruffled ribbon technique. I put a line of sticky strip on the navy, then attached my old olive satin ribbon. Essentially, you manually scrunch the ribbon, pressing each "valley" into the sticky strip. Some people have even peaks, some random...mine are random 'cuz I am not very good at it yet!! LOL!! Another thing: it takes a lot of ribbon! I thought my piece was long enough, but I began to run out. Solution? Leave one side flat and add pearls. Ta-dah!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. So pretty! I love the fresh colors and the ruffled ribbon.

  2. Such a great card! The colors and the ribbon are fantastic!

  3. Gorgeous color combo, Kim and that ruffled ribbon is fabulous! Great job with this one! :)

  4. This is gorgeous! I love how you did the ribbon! So pretty! I'm your latest follower from SC! Stop on by sometime!

    Chanda Stehlik

  5. How did you get your ribbon to ruffle like that? Mine always falls I don't know what I'm doing wrong.. lol Your card is so pretty! I love the pearls on the ribbon.

  6. Beautiful card!! Following you from SC! :)