Sunday, 17 July 2011

Diamond heart card in aqua


Do you have hot summer weather where you are at the moment? I know some of you do... if that's the case, just looking at the pool colours in this card might cool you down a little. At least it has that effect on me!

I split up a pair of ear rings which I had bought in the sales, and ruffled a satin ribbon. I'm always looking for ribbons as they are among my favourite items for embellishing cards. I was lucky to find one in the same shade of turquoise, and matching colour card stock.

It's the first time I tried this ruffling technique. It's easy enough, you just put a staple behind each ruffle, but you will need to measure your distances beforehand if you want a tidy look. I embellished it with a bow made from a strip of coarse silver sheer fabric.

The silver strip down the middle is a wide fabric ribbon of which I used the less shiny back side. And about time I did something with it - it has been in my stash for over a year and never actually made it onto a card until now.

Challenges: The Ribbon Girl Colour Ch. #10 - Aqua - 31st July, Craft Your Passion #66 - anyone- Tue, Hooked on Crafts Ch. #3 - love - Fri, House of Gilli Ch. #11 - Sparkle - Mon, KB Cute Monday Ch. #21 - cute - Mon, Stamp-N-Doodle Ch. - Love - Mon, There She Goes Ch. #115 - fabric - Mon, UnstampaBelles Ch. #1 - celebration - 31st July, Fetch-A-Sketch #2 - 1st Aug, The Ribbon Reel Ch. #6 - sketch - Mon 1st wk, Shopping our Stash Ch. #8 - old + new - due, Skipping Stones Design #84 - sketch - won!, Divas by Design Ch. #6 - pastels - this Thu, The Pixie Cottage Ch. #78 - ribbon - Wed, Simon says stamp - any - due, Moving along with the times times Ch. 107 - favourites - Wed, Totally papercrafts #75 - girly - Thu, Just Add Ink #76 - inspiration - Wed, Clean And Simple Sunday Ch. #17 - Aug. 9th, Really Reasonable Ribbon #28 - Cool it! - 1st Aug.

35 comments:

Ehro said...

Beautiful!

Starla B. said...

This is just beautiful. Love the bright blue!

Thank you for playing with us this week at Stamp-N-Doodle!

xx Star

Merry said...

This is lovely...that ruffled ribbon effect really makes the card. What a great idea using the earring too. Thanks so much for joining in our celebration challenge at Unstampabelles.

Pauline said...

Beautifully done, the colour is gorgeous and I love the carefully ruffled ribbon. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Keilly said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with The Ribbon Reel's sketch challenge this fortnight!

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card - you would not have known it is your first time doing that with ribbon

Jane said...

Clever use of the earrings, pretty card.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

What a neat way to use earrings! Love how you have done the ribbon too! Thanks for joining our first challenge over at Unstampabelles!

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful design!

wendyp said...

what a great use for the earrings! Love that blue!!!

DesignerDiva said...

Your little heart looks super and I have to try ruffling the ribbon it's fab!

Thanks for sharing your lovely card and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Karen B. said...

This is beautiful!

~amy~ said...

so pretty...love that blue! Thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design!!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Way to use that wide ribbon. I never know what to do with mine. ;/

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Brenda Weaver said...

Cute!! Thanks for playing along at SSD!

busybusyhoneybee said...

Thats awesome!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the ribbon & the colour is one of my favourites!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CYP this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Carla aka scrappypug said...

ohh Diamonds and aqua, what could be better? Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Jingle said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us over at SSD!

Mephisto said...

Fab card.
Thanks for joining us by SimonSaysChallenge.

Domi

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

Debs said...

Beautiful work - love the colour.
Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us at MAWTT.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Brenda Dean said...

Very clever to use earrings! Great idea! Thanks for joining the Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge.

Karen Howard said...

Very, very pretty! Love how you wrapped it in ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Karen

Rebekah said...

Just stunning thanks for joining us at Divas hugs rebekah xx

Mandy said...

This is beautiful,love the blue and white theme...Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Crafts....
Mandy x

Stressed Stamper said...

Great idea.
Thanks for joining in this week at Totally Papercrafts - and Good Luck
Sarah x

Gladys said...

congrats! beautiful creation!

cbuswell said...

beautiful card, thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

HandmadebyTLC said...

This is really beautiful work, so detailed! I can tell you put alot of time into it! Thank you so much for entering the Diva's by Design pastels challenge and good luck!
Hugs
Tammy Louise
P.S. I have some yummy candy available till 8-30 if you collect ~ three winners in all!

Sarpreet said...

lovely card, good luck with all those challenges

MillyMollyMandy said...

Lovely card, blue's my favourite colour so this really appeals to me, thank you for joining the first challenge on the Unstampabelles blog. Good luck.

Andrea Budjack said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining the challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Andrea

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous color. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. :)

Sarpreet said...

Hi there, I just wanted to pop by and tell you about the Wild Rose Studio blog hop, you could win 7 of their stamps and three paper pads, all you have to do is make a christmas themed card, and you dont have to use a Wild Rose studio stamp or product. (Although we would love it if you did)And then comment, on all of the DT blogs. Come and join in the fun. Would love to see you there (http://blog.wildrosestudio.co.uk/)