Hello blog friends! The inspiration for this card was simply some new paper that I found at Ally Pally and wanting to make some of my new vintage ribbon roses. I used a piece of this decorative paper as a background and the reverse side of it for a smaller accent piece. Since the colours in it matched the vintage ribbon so nicely, I decided to make another grouping of the roses to go with it. There is a close up below for you. To make these, you need a small length of the ribbon, about 18 inches. Attach the 1/2 width of red line tape to the bottom edge of the ribbon. Fold the very end of it diagonally down so if the end frays, it will not show. Then simply roll it to get the centre of the flower. Once you have that tight centre, begin to make the ribbon ruffle a bit by tucking it up into the tape as you go. The larger the flower you want, the more you need to make it ruffle. If you get to the end of the ribbon and want it to be a bit larger, just another piece to the outside and continue on. You can cut off any excess of the tape when finished too. This is a very quick and easy flower to make. Since it has that shabby chic look to it when finished, you can be a bit messy with it and it still works. Right up my alley! I added these fun suede leaves to the grouping to help finish it off. As you can see, I cut the lacy circle nestibility so that about a quarter of it is missing. I just wanted it to be a little bit less perfect of a circle so the card would have an edgier feel to it. Nesties do not have to stay as they are, you can cut them, fold them, scrunch them, layer them, you name it and that's part of their versatility as a crafting tool. Hopefully that will help you look at them differently every time you pick one up to use and expand your crafting arsenal too.
I stamped the sentiment on one of the fancy tag dies and stenciled through it to highlight it. I added to the card by using the new Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue in gold and making dots around not only the outside edge, but also the smaller accent piece of card. The black rhinestone swirls just called out to me so I added some to the decorative paper and three black glints to complete the card. I rather like this one with it's vintage feel even if it isn't as frilly as I usually do, what do you think? All for now, Sue x