Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Make it Monday #43 - Ribbon Pleating

Hello all,
Last night I had some time to make a card for the Make it Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink.  Dawn McVey did a great video which you can see here:

I love all the cards that the Papertrey Design Team showcase on their blogs.  I decided to follow the basic design of Dawn's card for my take on this challenge and to use my current favorite dies the new damask snowflake dies from Papertrey ink.  I just love these....I love anything to do with snow and snowflakes!  And these dies are gorgeous alone or layered together.

Here are some pictures of my card:
All the supplies, other than adhesive, twine, and tsukineko sheer shimmer spritz, and glitter (Martha Stewart coarse white) are from Papertrey Ink.  The red tape adhesive that I used did not hold the ribbon as well as I would have liked overnight.  Even with the extra strips of tape on the back side of the focal panel both of the cards that I attempted had loose ribbon the next morning.  The other card will have to be completely redone!  I will definitely try score tape on my next card - it seemed to have disappeared off of my desk and I was unable to use it last night - perhaps a little elf in my house has moved it to an unknown location? LOL! 

Here you can see the MS coarse white glitter that I added to the tips of the white snowflake and the smooch spritz!  I also edged the card in fresh snow ink to make it appear more wintry!

Here is my little tag of "warm wishes" that I tied through one of the openings in the snowflake with some turquoise divine twine.  I just love the tiny tags set and can't wait to receive the new holiday version.  My order should be here any time now!  I can't wait! 

Well that is it for today's card...thanks so much for taking a look.  I love seeing what everyone else creates and visiting everyone's blogs!  It is like a little surprise each time I click.  Isn't it amazing and beautiful how we each view the world so uniquely and our creations reflect that beauty back to each other and inspire all of us!   I just love that!
Happy Card Making!
:)  Jill 


  1. Lovely co;ours and great detail! Someone will love receiving this card!

  2. Wow what a stunning card.
    great colors
    love the rows of pleating
    awesome snowflakes
    great pleating in the center of the snowflake
    Perfect button.

  3. Your card is simply breathtaking...amazing work! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Such beautiful colors and awesome ribbon pleating! I absolutely adore the girliness of this spectacular card!

  5. Oh this is soooo pretty,and femanin . I love the pleating with the scheer ribbon. I can't wait to make one like yours. Love the pink too!

  6. This is a beautiful card! The colours are gorgeous and your focal point too. Excellent ribbon pleating. I love Damask Snowflakes too.

  7. Oh my! How delicate and beautiful.. The embossing on the die cut snowflake layer is really a great detail! Your take on the challenge is top notch!


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: ) Jill