Well hello again!!
Let’s hear it for another outstanding CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!! Seriously, friends, you’re really gonna like this one. Your challenge: Create a CLEAN & SIMPLE project, include ribbon in your design, and since February 21st is Mardi Gras – our theme this week is PAR-TAY!! How fun is that?!
Of course, we have the most excellent sponsor this week – May Arts. And oh my goodness have they been generous with their delicious ribbon for the Girl Fridays – oodles and oodles of ribbons, I tell ya!! PLUS May Arts has provided a prize for this week’s TGIF Club Winner that is going to blow your mind!! But you’ll have to click on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to find out what it is. Thank you so much, May Arts!! We HEART you!!
Well, let me tell you that this challenge inspired me beyond measure!! I immediately had a vision of candles – you need candles for a party, right?! And right now I’m loving the negative die cut concept. So I drew out my design, and cut it out with my scissors. Didn’t like the unfinished look of that much . . . so I tried again –using my beloved Silhouette!! I designed the candles and card front, including two small holes above each candle, in the Studio Silhouette program – NOW we’re talking people!! I adhered the two different 1/2” Grosgrain Circle ribbons behind the cutout with sticky strip. I used the 1/2” Yellow Wrinkle Ribbon for the flames – stitching them through the two holes using a leaf embroidery stitch. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches’ Chit Chat set (I stamped it in VersaMark and heat embossed it). Add a little bling (‘cause every party needs some bling, right?!) and you’ve got yourself a PAR-TAY card!!
STAMPS: Chit Chat (Paper Smooches)
INK: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
PAPER: Snow CS (Bazzill Basic Papers)
ACCESSORIES: Silhouette Studio and Silhouette SD Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Silhouette America), 1/2” Grosgrain Circle (May Arts), 1/2” Yellow Wrinkle Ribbon (May Arts), Sticky Strip, Self-Adhesive Rhinestone (Doodlebug), Cricket Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!)
We’d love to see what you all come up with for this super fun challenge!! That’s it for me today. I have some plans to do some stamping this weekend – how about you? Any fun plans? Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I so appreciate it when you do.