Thursday, July 5, 2007

Red and white and No Blue!



One of the Splitcoast challenges this week is using ribbon in a different way. So I did! Way different. I made a flower with it. I had these enormous brads that I just knew I wanted to use to make the center of the flower and that also made my color theme. The 'layout' is also the sketch challenge of the week. Sometimes a card just comes together and other times it works ya to death! The second card did just that! I finally said enough. It was only supposed to be a quick note in a RAK packet I was sending anyway. I just used some die cuts from my Cuttlebug that I had laying around. Some of the dies have more than one and I use maybe one flower and then have the rest that got cut with it so I toss them in a little container and pull them out when I think of it.

Funny how it goes with posting a card, I put the ribbon flower up on Splitcoast this afternoon and it already has broken records for comments and favorites than my other cards. Now don't get me wrong, I like the card, but there are a couple in my gallery that I love - even more, and they only have a few comments. I think a lot of it is how the image appears on screen versus holding it in your hand. Some colors and textures look better in person and some look better in media.

Red and white and no blue!

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

I love them both! But your other cards are as good or better, at least that's what I think. And I love blue and do not mind how often you use it because your cards look so awesome.

KayellWY said...

What a great idea! Love your cards!

Anonymous said...

Red and White and No Blue...

sounds like yer Canadian now! hee hee

LOVELY cards L!!! Love the ribbon flower with the giant brad---not seen one that big! And of course you know how I feel about RED!!! : )

Donna

papersunshine said...

Thank you! I am so glad everyone likes them!

Ida said...

I can see why the "ribbon" flower card would get a lot of comments. It's really striking and a very unique way to add ribbon to a card. Ida