1 January 2012

Christmas Lodge Card with gorgeous Very Vanilla Ribbon!

*Here are more of our Holiday Cards for 2011!  They were all a varied set - each made with the recipient in mind. I loved all of our Stamping Up! supplies this year and the only regret I have is that we didn't have as much time as we wished to make projects...time slipped up this year but it happens once in awhile, doesn't it?   And so it made the ones we did make all that more precious....so here we go....

I loved this ribbon from the moment I set my eyes on it - and now I wished  I had purchased more of it!  
However here is the card that features it - a card created for one of my daughter's Grandmothers! 

 It is meant to evoke a romantic look - and we chose to use a toile effect by using  red and vanilla as our main colours!

And to make a card worthy of someone special we resorted to take our time to make thisand  by ....a) to use romantic details such as the soft, rich velvet ribbon {it has tiny edge stitching!} and the delicate scalloped edge....b)  to add interesting details in our techniques - such as how the card is folded and the manner in which the ribbon is attached.  A little labour intensive, but worth every minute!  

We always take out all the stops when we create for the people closest to us right?

Christmas Lodge stamp set was our first choice but other stamp sets provided many other parts to this: the Merry & Type set provided the "Deck the Hall.." expression and the red border is from Vintage Vogue!  However, a retired set, was dusted off to provide the main scene: our sleighers!  This is an old favourite set of mine, and is called Sleigh Bells Ring - my, such a nice way to go to church with beautiful horses pulling you and ring, ring, ringing in the air!  How romantic is that! 

Well here it is, and the only difficulty stage really is the slotting of the ribbon. I do not have the punch that would of made this easier but a craft knife did wonders, lol albeit a bit of time! 

To cut ribbon slots you make tiny measured slots  so the thickness of the ribbon can be threaded through....then make others 1 inch apart and continue the width of your project.  I leave about 1/4 of an inch border on opposite ends of the card, and adhere the ribbon underneath so it 'disappears' , but you could 'wrap' the ends of the ribbon around the card's sides too. 


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