Monday, 16 January 2012

Valentine's Card, stitching, embossing and ribbon Roses.

 Hello folks!!  Wow what a busy start to 2012 I have had.  I'm in the midst of making my DT cards for Joanna sheen so this will have to be brief.  There is a great card challenge over on Scrapology - you have to 'Say it with Ribbons' and it's a 'Love is...' card.  Just in time for Valentine's Day.  The challenge is sponsored by Crafty Ribbons and the fab prize up for grabs is a set of 16 ribbons, like the ones used by the DT. Do hop over and be inspired by the wonderful DT creations.
 I was lucky enough to be sent some gorgeous ribbon to use on my card.  A beautiful rich shade of red... which just screamed out ribbon roses to me.  I folded the ribbon over; stitched; slightly gathered; coiled and stitched in place x3 to create the 3 flowers.  I embossed the black cardstock with my Cuttlebug and lightly rubbed on some silver metallic rub. I matted it with some silver mirri paper onto a black card.
I used my WRMK Sew Easy kit and the 'love' pricking head  to prepare for my stitching.  Some lovely polka dot ribbon towards the bottom and the die cut sprigs and swirls to finish the card off.
I was so proud of my little card (very different to my usual style I'm sure you will agree) that I showed hubby  and told him it was his Valentine's card..... he promptly replied that it must be a Christmas Valentine's card.  I looked at him blankly...... then he pointed out it has no L....Doh!
Ciao for now!
Sandra x
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Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card. Those roses are brilliant and I love the metallic rub on the dots.
Denise xx

Linda said...

Love your card and hubbys joke :)

Faye said...

Love, love, love this stylish card Sandra. Did I mention I love it?! ;)

Carol S. said...

Hi Sandra, Well I 'Love' your card. Very different for you but a simple beauty! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Susan Hogan said...

It has just taken me a few minutes saying that joke over and over before I got it - and then I laughed so hard! Your husband must be quite a card! I love a play on words and your words are fabulous - so time consuming but! I particularly love those roses - so yummy. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles.

Anita said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card Sandra, LOVE it! xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra !! really striking colour combo and the ribbon flowers are fabulous,, LOVE the sewing too ,,,beautiful ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Karen said...

Lovely card Sandra - very masculine and perfect for hubby. :)

Merry said...

What wonderful textures you have on this card...the stitching is wonderful and those roses so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles.

1CardCreator said...

She's a real beauty - so many wonderful details, love the stitching and roses. Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane

Rene said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
Good luck!
Rene :D

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! This ribbon roses are gorgeous, clever old you (not that you are old) Lol!!! The whole card looks gorgeous sweetie.


Monica said...

What an elegant and striking card that is. The ribbon roses look fab and the colour combo is lovely. Thanks for joining us at UnstamaBelles this month.


The twins mum said...

Hi Sandra hope all is well wow what a gorgeous card love the little flowers

Lynn said...

Beautiful card, love the red black and white together.

Diane's Card Designs said...

Saw your card over at MIM and just wanted to say how beautiful it is.
Diane xx
p.s pop on over to my blog and check out the 1/2 price stamp sale x

Patricia St Martin said...

Your card is just wonderful. I love all your lovely embellishments. Your images is just darling. The coloring is amazing. I love seeing what you have created. I saw your card at Make it Monday or MIM. Have a wonderful week end.
Hugs, Patricia

Fiona said...

wow Sandra...this is beautiful. love those little buds.

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog, it's very much appreciated.


Dora said...

Wow what a card, love the style.. so unique xxx

Lin said...

Sandra, this is really pretty. I love how you have made your own flowers, just gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

Lin xx

Abi said...

Very pretty card Sandra, love the ribbon flowers! Lol at your hubby!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so gorgeous, I love the roses and the stitched details looks great
Lindsay xx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Awesome card! Adore the stitching! Thanks for sharing with us over at Untampabelles!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This card is so pretty, I love the embossing and the stitched detail and those roses are beautiful
Lindsay xx