Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Friday Two-Fer!

Hi all! TGIF...we're on the verge of the weekend!! I hope you have relaxing plans!

Moving on to ink, paper and stamps! This week I have a challenge and a tidbit! First.... the challenge! Stamp Simply (ssnotime83), courtesy of the talented Sharon Johnson, is all about threading it through! You can thread string or ribbon through your card, a button....whatever! Sharon is so great - she leaves a lot for interpretation which is fun because then you get to sit back and really see people's creativity shine! I especially love checking out the rest of the Stamp Simply team!

Jenny - April Guest Designer, Janine, Jennifer, AJ, Becky, Dee and Tammy!

Moving on to my card -- it's pretty simple! Here were my tools....

I cut off a bit of sheer ribbon, angled the edges and then threaded it through my decorative button!

And here... is how it turned out on my card!


I also wrapped the sheer around the stamped mat and then attached my button with a glue dot. Easy peasy!

This card using the new Vintage Wallpaper background and the matching set Thinking of You is also part of the Flourishes Focus -- which just so happens to be focused on ribbon tricks! I realize using a button isn't necessarily a "trick" but it might be an added embellishment that you might not turn to frequently! Stacy Morgan hosted the focus this week over on the Flourishes Newsletter and showcases a bunch of different ways you can add flair with ribbon! So be sure to check it out!

You can also visit the rest of the Flourishes DT, who are also showcasing their favorite tips!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Sharon Doolittle

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

26 comments:

Heather T said...

The new vintage wallpaper is beautiful and I love the whole aged feel of your card. Beautiful

Jenny Gropp said...

This is so elegant and vintage, both! Very pleasing to the eye!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Vintage, just my thing ;P. Gorgeous card, Julie!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Rich and elegant Julie! Gorgeous card.

Theresa said...

What a stunningly elegant card! Love the ribbon treatment.

LeAnne said...

Oh, I love this.....so pretty in all its simplicity! Gorgeous button & ribbon!
LeAnne

Janine said...

Just beautiful Julie!!!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Love that button ribbon treatment!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Julie! Love the browns and the button works perfect with the vintage feel of the stamps!

The Rubber Maid said...

Totally beautiful card, very elegant and love the button's vintage look with the wallpaper background. Stunning! Mom

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card very elegent and chic ,love it ,hugs Dawnxxx

Dee Jackson said...

This is so lovely Julie! The colors you used really show off this elegant stamp.

Have a great weekend

ChristineCreations said...

How elegant Julie! I love the neutral shades too, very classy!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

BEAUTIFUL Janine!! Of course I love this vintage wallpaper paper and your button is beautiful by it self let alone strung through with this sweet, soft ribbon! GORGEOUS!

Julia Aston said...

This is SO pretty! love that wonderful Dp and sheer ribbon!

Etha said...

wow this is so very pretty! what a great way to showcase the button and ribbon! love that backgrounder stamp :)

Leslie Miller said...

Ooooooh, pretty, Julie! Gosh, we both did brown today. I just love the vintage look of your card. The button and ribbon are absolutely perfect for it!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Julie, so so pretty!!
--Hugs Becca

Joan B said...

beautiful!

Bev J. said...

Beautiful card-love the ribbon and button. I thought that was a neat challenge-went shopping with my sister today but may try one tomorrow. tfs

Latisha said...

So elegant...love this!

chelemom said...

This is lovely!!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

JULIA!!!!!! GASP!!!!!! I love this rich confection, girl!!!! I love the dark ink on the lighter background color. The ribbon and button detailing make this so elegant. Beautifully done!!!

Shirley said...

Such rich and warm colors and such a beautiful button too!