Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lily Pad Cards : May Arts presents: Ribbon Challenge

Hi all!  Two cards in one day!!  The creative juices must be flowing!  This time I am back to share my card I made for the Ribbon Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards.  This is my first time entering into their monthly challenge, and I was up for the task.  Simply - you have to make a card using ribbon.  Instead of just wrapping ribbon around a card, and tying a pretty bow, I wanted to do something a little different.  I traced my butterfly die cut onto a piece of white card stock, and then cut that out so I would have a frame of sorts.  Then I had some very colorful self adhesive ribbon, and wanted to give my butterfly a rainbow effect.  After getting my ribbon all down the way I wanted it ( which took longer then what you may think), I took my frame and embossed it with one of my cuttlebug folders.  I then took some black soot Distress Ink, and gave my frame a "frame" and brought out some of the embossing.  I took a piece of twine and twisted it to give the butterfly more of a dimensional body, added some liquid pearls and stamped my "Thinking of you" sentiment.  I wanted my butterfly to be my focal point without using too much color to the rest of the card. 

I'm liking these challenges.  They are fun, and really caused my brain to stretch its creativity.  Wish me luck!!  



  1. Great take on this challenge, Kari, and beautiful summer colors, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  2. Holy goodness that butterfly does look like it consumed a lot of time... but it looks very very cool! What a unique use of ribbon, I always find ribbon a hassle to deal with myself lol. Good luck with the challenge!


  3. Great job with the ribbon challenge!!! Love the colorful butterfly :)


  4. Creative and just wonderfully delightful. I love that butterfly.