Friday, November 18, 2011

They’re baaaack

At Just Add Ink this week we have a wonderful sketch from Bronwyn to inspire us.




I decided to make another Christmas card.  I don’t enjoy making the same card over and over again so I love using these challenges as a way to build up my supply of Christmas cards. 




“They’re baaaack”!

The gorgeous ribbon flower that is.  I decided to see whether I could use a flower that wasn’t a poinsettia on a card and make it look “Christmassy” and of course I had to choose this sort of flower :)

I used a leaf from French Foliage with it and I think they worked really well together.  I used old olive ink on river rock card and clear embossed them.  They look great in real life.

I stamped and embossed clear the Merry Christmas with cherry cobbler.  The cherry background has also been embossed with the stripe embossing folder and it really added a lot to the card but unfortunately you can’t see it much in the photo.

With the addition of my favourite ribbon, cherry seam binding, I think my Christmas ribbon flower experiment was a success.


Ingredients :

Stamps : four the holidays, french foliage

Card : vanilla, river rock, cherry, naturals ivory

Ink : versamark, cherry cobbler, old olive, crumb cake

Other : big shot, stripe ef, vanilla satin ribbon, cherry seam binding, antique brad


The rest of the design team have created some gorgeous cards using this weeks sketch.  Please take a look and use our sketch as inspiration too.




  1. Gorgeous, Kathy! You make the prettiest ribbon flowers! The leaves look awesome too; I would have never thought to use Old Olive on River Rock! I'll have to remember that trick as it looks so good!

  2. Totally, utterly, gorgeous! I love how you did the leaves.

  3. Kathy this is a beauty! Love it. I want to make those flowers but don't think I'll come close to getting them as good as yours.

  4. Elegance at it's best Kathy...Loooove those flowers!

  5. Wow, Kathy - this is stunning!! I love the big bauble (or that's what it looks like!), and the leaves and flower. All of the elements are gorgeous. Love this to bits.

  6. Oh my goodness Kathy those leaves look so real! and that flower is just stunning especialy set against that lush red background.


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