Thursday, 31 July 2014

Drawstring flower card

At Newbury ArtStamps show I was mooching round the Ribbonbox stand with a pal and got my eye on the demonstrator and what she was working on. The most beautiful flowers, just made from petal edged satin ribbon with a drawstring through the back along the straight edge:
Needless to say I was 'In like Flynn' and bought some white and also some cream to have a play. They have red too I found out today so stay tuned as some is on order, for me as well as the toy box:
I used:

- 5" x 7" card blank, made using SU's 'Wisteria Wonder' card stock

- Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' die and a couple of sheets of mauve spotted paper from 'Wild Rose Studio's 'Wintry Christmas' paper pack - it's contemporary mauve, pink and aqua stripes and spots and ideal for non-Christmas cards

- to make the flower I snipped a length of seven petals from the white ribbon and then pulled them into a circle using the drawstring which runs along the straight edge before tying the string tightly. Then used Pro Markers ('Amethyst' and 'Orchid') to lightly colour the petals before popping a little dab of 'Icicle' Stickles on each one and rubbing it around with my finger

- finishing touch, a mauve glass and silver brad through the centre of the flower before sticking it onto the assembled card using the glue gun

I try most weeks to make a Christmas card for Merry Monday - this week they threw me just a tad - the theme is actually a Birthday Hop to celebrate LeAnne of the Design Team's Birthday. So this is my contribution - Happy Birthday LeAnne! What a lovely lady she is - do go and check her blog out :)

I'd also like to enter this card into the current Less is More challenge, where it's 'Anything Goes' this week.

Di
x

28 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

That is gorgeous a card, love the dotty and purple colours and such a fabulous flower too! Have put in my final entry just now and will try to come back tomorrow or Friday to check out the rest of the entries - just too tired and sore tonight! Have a lovely day Karen xx

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous flower, Di! And I love that Grand Happy Birthday! So glad you could join in at LeAnne's Birthday Blog Hop at Merry Monday!

MaryH said...

You've got another of my 'loves' on this pretty card, with that magnificent lace! It's just drop down gorgeous and what a beautiful flower it made. Clever you to shade the color needed with the promarkers. Good tip! Love this card, but that flower made it super special. (of course you already know how I feel about the MB dies! It's perfect on this one). TFS & Hugs

scrappymo! said...

This is gorgeous. What a wonderful flower!
Brilliant idea and I bet they did well at the sale.

Fab card, Di.

Greta said...

Wow! Totally stunning creation, Di--love this & I know LeAnne does, too!

Krisha said...

Stunning flower, made such a beautiful card. Will have to give that technique a try.
Thanks for sharing.

laurie said...

Love the colors you chose, and the happy birthday die!

Sid said...

Lovely flower ! Given me some ideas to use plain ribbon with on the edge dies !

Aquarius said...

The title intrigued me so I just had to look - what a good idea this is. {Pretty card).

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card Di. Love the flower ribbon - might have to have some retail therapy!

mamapez5 said...

Your flower is so pretty Di. And the rest of the card 'goes with it' so well. A great find! Kate x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A super duper stunning card Di - just love it ... all sparkle and elegance.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Veerle said...

Gorgeous Di, I love the mauve and pinkish colours. Beautiful flower.
Hey Di, can you tell me, maybe you know this what the difference is between pro markers and copics and distress markers ? I only have a few copics, since today a few distress markers and not a single pro marker.
Lots of love and greetings, Veerle xxx

Veerle said...

Gorgeous Di, I love the mauve and pinkish colours. Beautiful flower.
Hey Di, can you tell me, maybe you know this what the difference is between pro markers and copics and distress markers ? I only have a few copics, since today a few distress markers and not a single pro marker.
Lots of love and greetings, Veerle xxx

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Di, I love your flower. Thanks for joining us for Leanne's Birthday Blog Hop at Merry Monday.

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is so beautiful, Di. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I plan on sharing more pix of the city soon :)

Hugs,
Em x
Creative Em

Mary said...

Very nice Birthday card. Love the ribbon. The happy birthday die is so useful! Love it..

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sha-ut the front door! How brilliant! Really some people's minds should be bottled and sold, so we can all get a piece of genius! I adore the card you made with it, Di. Once again, I have that die and it's NBUS, so thank you for the inspiration! Hugs, Darnell

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, the flower is stunning, what a fabulous ribbon to play with!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous card Di, I love the pretty coloured paper you used and the lovely flower is gorgeous.
Jean x

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness Di this is stunning x

LeAnne said...

So clever!! Makes for a lovely card...just so pretty and soft! Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday, Diane!

Liz said...

What a great way to make the flower! Love the card - just my sort of colours. x

Anne said...

Totally gorgeous flower Di and super card even if the 'white space' is a bit dotty lol!
Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
Anne
Less is More Designer

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, flower petals on ribbon, how very unique. This is stunning. The color and stickles just made it stand out. Gorgeous card.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, Ribbonbox is one of my favourites to keep me, as a confirmed ribbonaholic, in lovely ribbony stash, but I somehow missed this gorgeous trim! Love the flower, and it seems easy enough to make too. And those Memory Box word dies are so clever. I like the effect you achieved with the two purple papers. I do think you have been very clever with your card design too, fulfilling Merry Monday's Birthday Hop brief perfectly. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Debs Willis said...

You've just reminded me I bought some of this ribbon years ago & stashed it away in bottom of ribbon box. Must hunt it out cos looks great on your card!

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
This is great Di, I've never seen a flower made like that!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"