I have this love affair going on with the colour Teal at the moment, and when I saw this beautiful, teal, velvet ribbon on sale at a haberdashery local to where I live I was shocked to find that some just jumped into my basket – where it promptly held me to ransom until I’d bought 5 metres of it. [tsk tsk. what an absolutely shocking way for ribbon to behave!]
Made on white cardstock which has a very slightly hammered texture to it. The powder blue edge strip along the fold line, was made using a Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities die; and the central circular, lacey type die cut, which includes the sentiment ‘With Love’, was made using a Tonic Indulgence Semi Circle (item number: 471e). The powder blue card which I used for the die cuts was a huge sized piece of random card which I’ve had for ever!
Of course me being me . . there had to be a little surprise waiting on the inside. . .
I made an insert from papers which had a sort of heavenly, cloudy effect – added another Spellbinders Edgeabilities die cut (from the same set) and made the little tag from some printed papers which I think I got free with a magazine a while ago, which I mounted onto a piece of the powder blue cardstock which all the die cuts were cut from. But this time, instead of the velvet ribbon (which would have been too thick and substantial to use on this tag) I used a short length of teal Rayon Seam Binding. (American Seam Binding).
I don’t normally make ‘elegant’ cards. I’m more the fun, shabby chic, steam punk, vintage type of card maker, so this card really was a step out of my comfort zone. But I like the way it turned out. Less is more really worked for this card.
Whoops – nearly forgot … the flowers on the front are all from Anna Marie Designs, who you can find on this clickable link:
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7 thoughts on “With Love in Powder Blue ~ an elegant handmade card.”
Oh what a lovely card! It’s beautiful and so elegant. The surprise inside is a great idea and will cheer the heart of any recipient. I love the contrasting red too.
But why does ribbon do that? This jumping thing? This has happened to me before too. If you log onto Country Baskets you’ll find the ribbon and other products simply can’t sit still – they somehow end up in your shopping cart. However, the last time 3 fat rolls of curling ribbon decided to break away from their shelves, they were kind enough not to charge me postage. Have you ever perused this site? I think you’ll like it and the ribbon will cleave to their new-found friend. Have fun and thanks for sharing your beautiful talents x
Hello Sharon – love seeing your name here as I instantly smile and get fun bumps, knowing that you’re going to tickle the heck out of me!
Ribbon … Ohhhh it’s not just ribbon that jumps into my shopping baskets – it’s ALL SORTS of craft products. I will go looking for one particular item, and suddenly there are two, three, four items in my basket which I’m sure I didn’t put there! They just jump into the basket and hope I won’t notice. The cheek of it! tsk tsk.
So glad you like the card. The red flower looks pretty in the photograph – when you see it in ‘real life’ it really pops and brings out the soft ‘whiteness’ of the background, and the teal velvet ribbon practically sings!
I will go and take a look at that website…. but I’ll keep an eye on my basket! lol
Thank you for taking the time to comment, Sharon.
Have a blessed rest of your day. ~ Cobs. x
I abdolutely adore the Woofly card, especially as my daughter Sarah loves animals of all kinds. Every piece of work she does at school has her trademark paw prints beneath her name. If I sign a card with her name and forget to add the doggy bone and prints, she gets cross. If she received a card like this, she’s be over the moon and feel very special indeed – is there a possibility of purchasing one from you? Het birthday is at the beginning of August. I’m sorry that I’m having to put all this on here, but I cannot find a ‘reply’ button for any of your other posts. Ive searched everywhere! Do you think its because I’m on my mobile? I thought my other comment was made from my phone… maybe it wasn’t. But I am unable to comment on all of your posts because this button seems to be missing. ? Can you shed any light on this at all? Thanks xx
Hello Sharon. 😀 I love seeing your name here.
Aw I’m thrilled to pieces to know you like the Woofly card, and ADORE how your daughter signs off all of her school work with paw prints! Tickles the heck out of me and I love her for it.
I (mostly) make cards for charity. I have a two draw unit which has ‘see through’ deep drawers, and as I make each card I pop it into one of these deep drawers and when the ‘pile’ reaches the top of the draw I then deliver them, either to my chosen charity who then sell them in their charity shop, or to my local church (who are trying to raise money to extend their building to include a childrens room, so the sale of the cards at their coffee mornings and lunch clubs, helps to raise the much needed money).
Now – here’s a very odd story about that card.
When I collected all the cards out of the draw last time, I carefully popped them into the little fabric bag that I carry them in, and delivered them – I came home to find that I’d somehow left one card in the drawer. I have no idea how that came to happen because these deep drawers are see-through plastic drawers, and I can see how many cards are in there by simply looking through. I don’t even have to open the drawer to see them. So how on earth did I miss taking this card?
This has puzzled me for days – but the answer has now been given to me. It wasn’t destined to be taken – but instead destined to be your daughters.
I would be honoured for your daughter to be the new owner of the Woofly card – but I really don’t want you to pay me for it. I’ll send the card to you (card and it’s envelope inside another envelope so that you can write it out for her). Next time you ‘give’ to charity or to a church donation, simply add a few more pennies to your gift and that way you will have done exactly what the card was intended for — to raise money for charity.
If you could email me your address details, I’ll send the card within the next week so that you have it in good time.
With regard to the missing comment box ...
If you scroll to the top of the post you want to comment on, to where you see the title of the post (this post for example is called ‘With Love in powder blue’) – find the title and then look just to the right of the title and you should be able to see a pale grey box/speech bubble. If you hover your mouse cursor over that grey speech bubble box it will turn deep red. Click that speech bubble and it will open up a comment box and also show you any comments that have already been made.
If you’ve already made a comment or read any comments then the comment box shows up without you having to click. But I think that if there have been no previous comments then no comment box shows up unless you actually click to see it. (At least .. I think that’s how it works).
If you still can’t find it, don’t fret. (Although it should be there, grrr!). Just put your comment in another post on that page and so long as I know which post you’re talking about I’ll know which one it relates to. (and so will anyone else reading!). But try the grey (turning to dark red if you hover) speech bubble box – hopefully that should work it’s magic for you.
OH .. by the way….
If you think your daughter, Sarah, would like the card – then she’ll LOVE the envelope. It has a trail of doggy paw prints all over the envelope! 😀
I love that colour. It is very elegant, but not even slightly boring (elegant can be a bit dull sometimes). Nice work.
By the way, I have not forgotten I’m making the owl and the pussycat, but a bereavement has stunted my creative impulses right now, just posting work already done.
Thank you, Elaine, for both the compliment and taking the time to comment.
Re: the owl and the pussycat.
Firstly, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss.
Don’t fret about your project. You’ll no doubt have another ‘go’ when your mojo returns. Don’t push yourself to make anything until you have the motivation again.
Thank you Cob
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