Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #42

Time for a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon! For Challenge #42, make a pink and brown themed project, plus ribbon.

My card today is a little joke on my family and friends who live in snowy places...

It is in the 70s here in San Diego...just sayin'! (Edited: since I wrote this has dropped to barely the 60s! It's what I get for teasing!)

I colored the little image with Copics, naturally. I took the Copic Intermediate Certification class on January 28th, with Sherrie Siemens and Marianne Walker. Two very talented ladies! I had taken the Standard Certification class with Marianne back in May, so it was fun seeing her again!

I learned a ton in the class, however, if I can put it in practice is another story! I think I did a better job with light source on this image, but I still tend to "over blend." And as I sit here I realize I forgot to use the new Opaque White water based pigment that they gave me in class! This is a sort of paint that Copic has come out with! It's good stuff...too bad I forgot to use it!

Ok, now on to the RIBBON!

I used a bit of sheer ruffle edge in old gold to create a band on the card. But the fabbie part is that ribbon rose! I used Cosmo Cricket Glubers adhesive to create the flower.

First, I placed a small amount of bright pink totally twill down in the center of the Glubers. (The Glubers packaging gives directions on how to roll your flowers.) You need to create a small knot, then twist and roll the twill a few times. Snip the end and make sure it sticks to the Glubers. Next, I added 1 1/2 inch pink wrinkled ribbon. Since the wrinkled ribbon is wide, I folded and twisted it to create the dimension.

I had to use a bit of Beacon Fabri-Tac to glue the ribbon layers together since the ribbon was too "lumpy" to stick to the Glubers. That happens if you use wider ribbon. Once I had rolled enought ribbon to cover the entire Glubers circle, I tucked the end behind and attached the flower to the card. Ta-da!

Don't forget to go over to the RRR Blog and link up your project for a chance to win! RRR has two challenges a month! Join in! And check out what the rest of the team is making!

Supply List:
Cardstock: American Crafts Cotton Candy, Neenah Solar White, Bazzill Basics Buttercup
Designer paper: Lilybee Design Memorandum, Echo Park Yours Truly
Stamps: My Favorite Things, Stampin' Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Spun Sugar, Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ice Blue, Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Venetian Lace, Copic Markers
Spellbinders: S4-112 Nestabilities Classic Ovals SM 
Ribbon: Sheer Ruffle Edge (old gold), Totally Twill (bright pink), Wrinkled Ribbon (pink)
Punch: Stampin' Up!
Other: Pins (fabric store)
Adhesive: Cosmo Cricket Glubers, Scotch 3M tape runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


  1. such a pretty card Gloria & I am holding you personally responsible for our weather change - it is COLD out!

  2. Jan this is just sweet as can be-love the flower and pink is my favorite.

  3. She is so sweet. Love the pink with the brown.

  4. So cute - I love the spot of darker pink in the center Gloria! Great card. gotta love those PI stamps!