Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog HopYou should be coming to my blog from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.) After visiting me, hop over to the spectacular Ginny's Blog next!

At the end of the hop, comment on the RRR Blog post, answering the question listed, for a chance to win the September Ribbon Club Assortment shown below. (The Design Team appreciates your comments, too!)
This month the collection is called Halloween Assortment. I love purple and green for Halloween projects, and I am super happy to see a little bit of those colors in the assortment!
I decided to celebrate the purple by creating a 7" x 5" card. This is a fun size to create, because you can use a note card-sized image and still have some decorating space on the front of the card.  
This cutie super hero image is called Superduper Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil. It is a digital image that I printed at 5 1/4" tall by 4" wide. (There is a girl version too, called Superduper Girl.)

Instead of coloring the image in traditional Superman colors, I colored him in green and purple. I am sure there is a super hero out there somewhere with these colors, right?! I also made sure to match the boy's hair with the orange of the ribbon, for just that small pop of orange! 

I used Copics to color him, with a few colored pencils for the hair, and some penwork with a glitter pen. As I have progressed with my Copic skills, I find I am enjoying coloring deep, saturated colors! 

I cut a small opening, next to the image, and threaded the Apple Satin and the Halloween Bold Diagonal Striped Grosgrain ribbons through the hole. I wrapped the ribbons around the green panel and secured them with tape. 

I added some ribbon "tails" from the Apple Satin, Diagonal Stripe, Grape Taffeta, and Pumpkins on Black Grosgrain ribbons. I topped the ribbon tails with a die cut spider web and a matte finish enamel dot. 
I added some decor to the inside of the card, too. 
I originally wanted the sentiment for the front of the card, but it was too big. I added the sentiment and a curvy pocket to the inside of the card. I can tuck a gift card or a chocolate bar into the pocket, if I wish. 
I love the curved topper! I added a die cut word to the top, as well. I have not used either of these die cut templates in AGES, so it was fun to get them out and have a play date! 

I really love how this purple and green card turned out! 

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #350 - Anything Goes (Closed)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Oh Boy (Closed)

Thanks for stopping by today! Now, hop over to Ginny's Blog to see what she has for you!

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings (REMEMBER, LEAVE A COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!)

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club (Apple Satin with Grosgrain EdgeHalloween Bold Diagonal Striped GrosgrainGrape Taffeta, Pumpkins on Black Grosgrain)
Cardstock: Hammermill Digital 100lb White, WorldWin Midnight, Purple and Green unknown
Designer paper: Bo Bunny Whoo-ligans, purple stars paper unknown
Enamel Dots: Doodle Bug Design Matte Sprinkles Halloween Assortment
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil Superduper Boy, Paper Trey Ink Trick or Treat (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: BV08, BV25, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, B37, YG13, YG17, YG25, YG67, V09, V15, V17, E000, E00, E01, E08, Y11, Y15, Y21, YR27, R20, Colorless blender
Colored pencils: Prismacolor Mineral Orange, Dark Brown
Pens: Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust, Silver; Sakura Pigma Micron 01 Black
Dies: Spellbinders Curved Borders 1, Tonic Mixed Edge Rectangles, Paper Trey Ink Halloween Words, Spider Webs
Tools: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Adhesive: ATG tape, Scor-tape, Glue Dots, Ranger Multi Medium


  1. This is just super-duper awesome Gloria. I LOVE it!!

  2. This is gorgeous, love the way you used the ribbon on this card.

  3. Fabulous card, love the image and color combo!
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

  4. Love the way you ran the ribbons under the spider web! Cute card!

  5. How fun is this super sweet card?!! Love the cool shades on this little guy!

  6. Darling Halloween card! Love your coloring and the color combo! Pretty ribbon embellishment!

  7. Your card is adorable. Always love a Mo image. And that sentiment is just too perfect.

  8. Charming card - and I love Reasonable Ribbon Store (in fact, I just received an order from them LOL!). Purple and green are my favorite Hallowe'en colors, too!

    Oh - thought I would mention, your project from a couple years ago (a 'wallet-like portfolio' with Graphic 45 Valentine papers) is one of my favorite go-to special occasion cards!

    1. RRR has all the best ribbon, right?! Thanks for mentioning the Valentine project. It is always fun to know that people use the the tutorials more than one time!

  9. This is so cute! Love the purple and the green. tigo

  10. This is a delightful card--outside and in, Gloria. The coloring is great and the embellishments work so well together. tfs

  11. Well done! Great coloring.

  12. Oh Gloria your coloring is just AWESOME! Love this little guy and you've sure brought him to life!!! Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘What Makes You Say OH BOY!’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  13. Such a cute card. Love the colors and gorgeous ribbons. Beautfully colored image. thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

  14. Oh your card is too cute Gloria and I love how you coloured him! Thanks for sharing it at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge and we hope you'll come back soon! Gwendolyn