Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Twist of Faith #27 - Ribbons and Bows

Our challenge this week at Twist of Faith is to make a card with:

Ribbons and Bows and a scripture, or uplifting verse or positive words of healing, encouragement, or support.

Our sponsor is Eureka Stamps. Check our Twist of Faith blog for more prize details.

I chose a verse about enjoying the wondrous works of God and an image of "butterfly and bluebonnets" from Eureka Stamps because I love both.  The verse from Job 37:14 comes from Clear Dollar Stamps' set called "Sunshine and Smiles:"

Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. Job 37:14
I used this sketch from Scrapper's Delights Sketch Challenge:

My first focus in choosing paper and ribbons was to use the color BLUE. I added the  Salmon color for contrast and to go with the butterfly. I colored the image with Close To My Heart alcohol ink markers and Copics that I've listed below.
I tried three different things with ribbons on this card. First, I substituted 3 strips of ribbon for the three strips of paper in the design. I had wanted to use that wide organdy with satin strips in it for a long time, but could never decide how to use such a wide ribbon to its advantage. Because it was light blue, I chose a light blue thinner organdy to tie with two bows around the digi image. Third, I tied thin satin ribbons through big button holes where the sketch had a place for embellishments, using buttons that coordinated with colors in the wide ribbon or image.

Before starting this card I had seen the challenge to frame something on your card suggested by Catered Crop. I tried something else different. I wanted to use my decorative square Spellbinder's Nestabilities die. I traced around the outside of the die and cut out the shape knowing that it would be just a little bigger than the diecut, thus framing the main image. I've been so spoiled by Cricut carts and Nesties that I forgot I could use scissors to cut a mat that I've traced. Duh!

Please visit the rest of our team at Twist of Faith to see what they've done with ribbon and encouraging verses.  As springtime in the northern hemisphere or autumn in the southern arrives, I hope you'll be in awe of the marvelous beauty of God's creations around you.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #69 - Button It
Catered Crop - Frame It (with a frame or mat)
Ladybug Crafts March Challenge - the color BLUE
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #7 - die cuts
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - sketch
The Ribbon Girl March Challenge - add ribbon or twine

Markers used: Close To My Heart: Sky, Sky Light, Outdoor Denim Light, Olive; Copics: B24 Sky, YG63 Pea Green, YR68 Orange


Jenée said...

This is a beautiful card. The image is so lovely. How very creative to use that wide ribbon for your strips. I would still be trying to figure out how to use that wide ribbon -- kudos my friend. Just a wonderful card!

Ribbon Girl said...

Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl March Card challenge to add ribbon or twine, best of luck, and your verse is lovely, Mary x

Anne-Marie said...

That's a really creative way to use those beautiful ribbons, Vickie, and your colouring of the pretty image is top rate....gorgeous card! x

Carol L said...

Your card is just lovely! Those ribbon panels look gorgeous, and I just love how you tied bows in all the buttons too! Well done!

Judy said...

Very pretty card. I love the way you did the ribbons (how unique), and the image is coloring wonderfully.


Shea said...

Beautiful card, Vickie, so calm and serene. LOVE how you colored your image, and the buttons are the perfect complement. Thanks so much for joining us at AGOAC this week!

PaperDaisies said...

What a lovely card. Love how you have used the ribbons. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

Natalie Amy said...

I LOVE the way you have used the ribbon across the back and it is a good choice of ribbon :D Thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy's and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy xx