Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ribbon and Twine

The color challenge Mary has for us this week at Splitcoaststampers is Real Red, River Rock and Old Olive.  They seemed the right colors for the Home for Christmas set. 

I was just making some 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" cards for those small open end envelopes and used Real Red cardstock as my base for both cards.  Usually a 6 1/2" square really wastes a lot of paper; however the leftovers are perfect for a small square card that fits into a standard A2 envelope.

To jazz this simple card just a little, I tried a border of intertwined twine and red ribbon.  It is ziz zagged in place.  I like the casual effect, just not sure if this was the right card for it.  Anyway, it was a fun experiment.  If you try this, leave extra of the ribbon at the starting and ending points to tie a bow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Home for Christmas
Ink:  Old Olive and Real Red; Vintage Photo from Ranger for distressing.
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Real Red
Ribbon:  Offray; Twine from jewelry department at Hobby Lobby

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