Friday, December 26, 2008

PTI's Blog Hop December, 2008
















I felt this beautiful Noel Christmas card we'd received would make a gorgeous wedding or anniversary card. I also knew that PTI's Shimmer cardstock would be a perfect compliment to this patterned paper. After backing a 1 1/8" strip of Shimmer with black glossy cardstock, I added the sentiment from Heartfelt Basics in Pallette Noir ink and a tiny red heart from a dollar store purchase.
For the "ribbon candy" I started with approximately 48" of sheer 5/8" black ribbon. I simply began with the tail at center back & folded my 5 loops, decreasing in size with each succeeding loop while holding the ribbon in the center. When I had my 5 loops done, I merely folded the ribbon diagonally at the center front, secured with a tiny glue dot and looped it around twice to cover the fold, secured it again on the back with another small glue dot and then a large glue dot to attach it to my card. Quick, simple and ready for a future recipient's enjoyment!
Waste not; want not - except we'll always want more PTI!!! ;~)
Paper: PTI's Shimmer cardstock; black cardstock scrap
Stamps: PTI's Heartfelt Basics
Ink: PTI's Palette Noir
Embellishments: Ribbon & heart from stash

17 comments:

Jen Caputo said...

wow, that card background is just so stunning, you were so smart to repurpose it! Love your finished project!

Sara Paschal said...

Beautiful background your right makes a great recycled card. Great job!

Lori said...

You're right--that background paper was too pretty to throw away! I really like how you re-made the card.

Jen said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Latisha said...

very pretty
love your ribbon treatment

Babies- Beth said...

Goodness, that is a beautiful background, and works so well as a wedding card~ super!!

Terri said...

That is a cool background and does make a great wedding card. Nice job redoing it.

Jennifer Holmes said...

With such an elegant background pattern, your choice to keep it simple and classic was the right idea! Nice job!

Tessa said...

so pretty! That little pop of red is great and that ribbon creation is fabulous!

Sharon said...

So gorgeous & elgant. No one would know this is a "reused" card!!

Ravengirl said...

That is a beautifully re-purposed card!

Chris said...

very elegant!!

Radiogirl said...

This is nice. Good looking indeed.

Deanna said...

Oh I like the wedding card you made, it turned out beautiful!

Lee said...

Your card is really lovely.

cindy said...

Just gorgeous.

Gwen said...

Oh I agree!!! it is gorgeous!!! great job what a beautiful wedding card!

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