Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Always Bright

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a card that I made using some ribbon that I picked up for 75p (about 50 cents) in a garden centre for the whole reel!  I love a bargain and this one really made me smile.


To create this card I took a kraft card blank and embossed white snowflakes and swirls from the 'A Bright Tomorrow' 30-130 stamp set using Versamark ink and white embossing powder. I then took a Fantastix stick and drew over the swirls and snowflakes with Tim Holtz Gathered Twig distress ink to create the shadows, I rubbed the excess ink of the embossed areas with a damp cloth, stamped a tag and then added my bargain bow and a charm to complete.

Talking of bargains, don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway, details here.  For an extra entry today please leave a comment including the phrase 'I came here via Cathy A's blog' on the Penny Black blog here

Thanks for visiting me again today.
Hugs Cathy
x

18 comments:

MaxineD said...

Oh Cathy what a beautiful bargain, put to stunning use!! Wonderful card in great 'non-traditional' colours!
Blessings
Maxine

Kaypeanut said...

I simply adore those swirls and snowflakes. Thank you for showing us we don't have to make Christmas cards red and green.

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Cathy!!!TFS

Paula (PEP) said...

Very decadent with that gorgeous bow - love the effect of the darkening around the snowflakes & the brown with white is utterly striking.
Paula (PEP)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the bright white on the kraft cardstock! I also love how you made the shadows around it to help it stand out!

Joan V said...

Oooh, love a bargain and love it even better when you use the bargain item. This card is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Kailash said...

Wow Cathy, such a gorgeous card with that luscious bow!!

Annette said...

wow wee totally gorgeous...such an elegant card..

Barb said...

Gorgeous, elegant card, Cathy! I love your fabulous snowflakes and swirl! Awesome ribbon too!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful card! So elegant and I love that ribbon.
Katherina

Anonymous said...

Oops! Forgot to say 'I came here via Cathy A's blog' . Thanks Katherina

Dorothy C. said...

What a gorgeous card. I love stamping on kraft so I'm definitely going to borrow this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card, and that ribbon is gorgeous! What fun to get a whole spool for such a bargain... you were at the right place at the right time!
DeniseB

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

Great ribbon bargain! Stunning card. I love it!

Anesha said...

I love the background you created, thanks for sharing how you made it. :)

Katie said...

Great card! The snowflakes really shine! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Greta said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! I LOVE that ribbon--what a deal!

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous! Love those non-traditional colors you have used.
-Eemeli-