Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cherry Blossoms and Ribbon

The new challenge at Frilly and Funkie is hosted by Linda and she is calling it Put A Ribbon On It.  She wants to see vintage or shabby chic projects that feature ribbon.

I decided to cover all the bases and make a shabby card with a vintage image and a big bow.  I started with some Recollections card stock for my blank and then added three layers of paper from the Maja Designs Vintage Spring pad that I distressed with my scissors.  I dyed some cheesecloth with Antique Linen Distress Ink and tucked it between a couple of the layers and used the DI to ink up the edges of the paper layers.

The vintage image is from Antique Images and is one of a series of four depicting the seasons.  While the bow is hiding it, this one has the text "Spring" on the bottom.  I covered a filigree corner with Tapioca Acrylic paint from Folk Art and then embossed it with some clear embossing powder.  The butterfly was created with some Martha Stewart Crafter's Clay and a Mod Podge silicone mold.  I painted it with some of the Tapioca paint and then added some Stardust Stickles to it and to the corner.

The cherry blossoms along with the branches and leaves were all cut on my Cameo out of scrap white card stock.  The branches were inked with Walnut Stain DI and the leaves were painted with some Light Yellow Green acrylic paint from Accent and then inked with some Peeled Paint DI once they were dry.

The blossoms were inked with Spun Sugar DI and then the edges were inked with some Victorian Velvet DI.  I used an old Laurentian pencil crayon called Cerise the add some centre shading and then added some Recollection pearls.  A couple of the blossoms were turned into buds.

Finally I created a big bow from the gorgeous May Arts ribbon that Linda sent me.  This is wired ribbon so it is easy to shape, although looking at it now I see that next time I need to do a better job folding the ribbon in the centre.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons or Bows
Card Mania - Spring
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Bow
Crafty Cardmakers - Spring Has Sprung
Card and Scrap - Use Layers
Robyn's Fetish  - Add a Bow
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon

These products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique where you will find lots of great new products, super prices and wonderful customer service:


  1. Hi Cec!! I love the vintage spring feel to your card, those little pink flowers are so pretty and the image is just perfect for it! hugs, Georgie xx

  2. Love this one SO MUCH Cec! The delicate flowers are beautiful and your choice of image works perfectly with the wonderful bow. Jenny x

  3. Wooow, Cec, those flowers are fabulous! I love that vintage spring awesome creation! So many beautiful details! Absolutely beautiful!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

  4. Your delightful card simply oozes springtime, Cec! Those cherry blossoms are gorgeous and the vintage image is perfect. Beautiful bow - loving the plaid ribbons I'm now carrying. And you totally nailed the shabby chic genre on this one! Fantastic card!


  5. What a pretty spring card this is!! Love all the layers and pretty little blooms on this vintage looking gem! Great work Cec! Have a wonderful day. :)

  6. Wow Cec, this is drop dead gorgeous!! Your flowers are just amazing and I love the big green bow, such a burst of spring green! Wonderful image, so vintage! This is one of my favourites for sure...PINNED IT!! hugs :)

  7. Gorgeous card Cec, love the colours and all the wonderful flowers.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Lovely shabby chic style. I love the fresh look of the flowers. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  9. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  10. Beautiful - love the flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  11. What a fabulous card ,love the flowers and stunning bow
    Thanks for joining us at CraftDeeBowz and good luck
    Tracey x

  12. Nice card, thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  13. Beautiful card Cec ! Your bow is gorgeous and love all the cherry blossom flowers. Sue C x

  14. That was really awesome! Love the flowers you have used and the fab cheese cloth!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  15. Nice card ! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers
    Good luck !


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