Saturday, September 15, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #56

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge for today! The new challenge is to make a project using fall colors, plus ribbon.

For me, fall colors are the colors of my childhood autumn days: gold, red, orange, yellow, brown. I miss the maple trees turning all those vibrant shades! I miss the scent of leaves in the air, the warm sunny days, and the crisp, cool evenings. Living here on the southern California coast, fall means our hottest weather, endless sun, the bluest of blue skies (unless we have wildfires...then it's smokey and ashy!). It is "high summer" here rather than "fall" and after 7 years, I still cannot adjust!

I make myself feel better by making fall-themed projects and home decor! For today's RRR Challenge, I made a card, with all the requisite fall colors!

I love how this project turned out. I have it propped up on my desk so that I can look at it all day long! The green in the paper really makes the golds and browns POP!

I stamped the image and colored it with Copics. (You can see a few "dead spots" in my coloring - proof that my reading glasses are no longer working! I have an appointment at the end of the month to get new glasses!)

I created a double bow with two colors of diamond satin: yellow gold and old gold. I added a corduroy button and some hemp cord. My teamie, Cherry, explained how she makes these double bows, and I tried it. Turned out super!

I used turftan brown diamond satin to create the pleats at the bottom of the card.

Thanks for looking! Visit the RRR Blog to see the other entries...and to enter your own project! RRR is also having a DESIGN TEAM CALL! Read the details HERE!

ETA: I so totally hate finding typos after the post has been live for half a day!

Cardstock: American Crafts, Copic
Designer paper: Echo Park This and That Charming 6x6
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Autumn Wreath
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Copic Markers
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon: turftan brown, old gold, yellow gold Diamond Satin, brownze hemp
Button: unknown
Tools: Spellbinders Standard Circles LG and SM, Classic Ovals LG, Slassic Scalloped Ovals LG, Lacey Ovals
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scor-tape, Beacon Fabri-tac


  1. You've created a very beautiful card, Gloria!
    I live up in Saskatchewan and Fall has certainly begun. The leaves have just started to change and fall, and there's a wonderful crispness in the morning and evening air! I do understand your missing it!...Nancy :o)

  2. Love the design, terrific wreath and coloring, the ribbon pleating is so pretty!

  3. Beautiful fall card. The layout is so, so nice. And the ribbon ~ gorgeous! I understand what you mean about fall colors. I am actually posting this comment from 38,000 ft in the high. I'm on my way back to Phoenix from Washington DC/northern Virginia. We saw the reds, oranges, and yellows start to show their lovely faces in the leaves. I think you need a trip to Julian for some apples : ) Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us.

  4. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing! Have you heard about our Last Card Standing competition at TE? You should totally enter your card!

  5. Gloria, this card is just gorgeous! I love the fall colors and the layout and ribbon is just luscious! I want to touch it because there is so much dimension!

  6. Gorgeous card! And, I love the graphics on your blog. Anything Eiffel Tower brings back memories :)