September 09, 2013

Blue on Blue ...

Hi Everybody,

What a mixed reaction to the Black card I showed you yesterday.  I didn't like it either  and many of you agreed with me about it  ...  but others did.

Having said that I do have a couple more dark cards to show you this week.

Personally I much prefer the lighter colours ...even for a sympathy card  ...soooooooo I won't be doing that again ... but thanks for the feedback.

In one of the comments on Fridays post for the  Crisscross Pattern,   Janice mentioned that she had read about the die bieng threaded with ribbon.

And I thought Ooooh!!  got to try that ...  and this is my take on the card.   I have used blue gingham ribbon and threaded it through all the slots.

So "Thank you" Janice for the comment ... I hope you like the end result.
I have added tiny pearls to each of the cross sections and the matching "Bling"  from  Want2Scrap   for the Fancy Tags Three

The ribbon was in my "Stash" and I have used the Bow maker to create a double bow  and I have added a larger petal to the centre to cover the knot.

In the close up photo you can see the weaving of the ribbon and I used super sticky double sided tape to hold it in place along the sides.

I created a double frame to go around it and added the layers with foam pads
The inside has been decorated to match the front and the card is a 6 x 8 1/2 " when finished ... and although it is a large card it will fit into an envelope for posting.

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley  and is one of a group that are all on one sheet.

And once again there are no flowers on this card .... and that will have to change soon !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina your back on track today ,love this one.
    Marion H

  2. What a beautiful card. I love the weaving and the addition of the little pearls

  3. Now this is more your colourway Christina! Beautiful card and good idea to thread the ribbon through the lattice. Pat x

  4. Morning Christina,
    So lovely to see you do this. It is gorgeous. Really like it. I had seen the idea on Darsie Bruno's blog. She had flowers on hers!!

  5. Great idea, looks lovely, xxx

  6. I really like this card Christina, what a difference colour makes. I love the ribbon weaving that you have done, this is a winner. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  7. This looks really fantastic Christina. Although I liked the black card I much prefer this. Christine

  8. Morning Christina - now this colour combo works for me.... I've just looked at the Black on black and must agree with the majority... the card make up is lovely it was just too sombre.

  9. Oh My this is a beautiful card. Really like the use of the ribbon weaved in.

  10. Yah. Darsi Bruno did a beautiful ribbon one. I love your take on it too!!

  11. I wasn't keen on this die but with ribbon threaded through it I now love it. It gives it a whole new look.
    What a beautiful card Christina xXx

  12. This is so pretty, I didn't even miss the flowers! Love the gingham ribbon. BethAnn M.

  13. Hi Christina, what beautiful card, love the blue on blue so fresh, the threaded ribbon looks great ! really sets it of.
    Hugs May xx


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