It's so rare that a card turns out exactly as envisioned from the get-go! I made this Americana-inspired card this morning while trying to figure out what to do with the three extra rolls of Cherry Cobbler scallop dotted ribbon I accidentally ordered. I was adhering the ribbon down for another card and was suddenly inspired to make this one.
I used the inset embossing technique (photo tutorial here) for the Whisper White snowflakes on the Night of Navy background. The sentiment is from Four the Holidays, which I know many of you got for FREE because it was a Sale A Bration choice last spring! Love SAB!
Anyway, wanted to share this card partly because it shows off that pretty ribbon, which you can enter to win by leaving me a comment on the post at the top of the home page! Check back on August 31st, 2011, to see the names of five lucky ladies (or gents!) who will be getting a 1-yard sample of each of the colors this scrumptious ribbon comes in. Perfect for playing with! Good luck!
Beautiful card, Lyssa! I may have to CASE this one!
Posted by: Shelley Z | 08/19/2011 at 02:32 PM
This patriotic Christmas card is the BOMB!!! And that sentiment is PERFECT. This would make a great card to mass produce and send over to the troops - maybe with Post-It note messages to them so they could re-use and send back home. Hmmmm - my wheels have started spinning....... :)
Posted by: Carol Bush | 08/19/2011 at 03:34 PM
You had me at Patriotic. LOVE this!!! (And gee, I don't now HOW anyone could accidentally order something they hadn't meant to order......ask me about the extra French Foliage and two Cherry Cobbler re-inkers. Hee-hee!)
Posted by: Cindy E. | 08/19/2011 at 03:37 PM
Really love this one! Great use of the ribbon - I'm ribbon challenged, so always happy to find a new way to use it! TFS :)
Posted by: Jen Szmyd | 08/19/2011 at 05:53 PM
This is an awesome card. Way to make lemonade out of lemons (or cards out of ribbon!) :)
Posted by: Jaime | 08/19/2011 at 08:07 PM
awesome! Isnt it funny how oops sometimes turns out to be FABUlous! Love it.
Posted by: Julie Moore | 08/20/2011 at 07:02 AM
Wow perfect for soldiers!!! LOVE IT
Posted by: Doris Hamby | 08/20/2011 at 07:31 AM
Lyssa- This is absolutely gorgeous:)
Posted by: Julie A. | 08/20/2011 at 08:14 AM
Fantastic card! Might have to case it for a Support Our Troops stampfest!
I've been viewing your blog for a year or so and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Your very talented. I think your demo blog is great also, and take a peak every now and then, especially when I need some encouragement. Thank you much!
I suppose I could blame you though for my Mickey D's addiction to the combo of oatmeal and an iced mocha. LOL!
Posted by: Kathy Bakken | 08/20/2011 at 12:14 PM
Oh my goodness, this is BRILLIANT!!!
Posted by: NavyWyf | 05/14/2012 at 11:14 AM