Friday, January 25, 2013

Thank You With A Little Glam

Wow - talk about bling!!! 
 Believe it or not all of this striping is made from white satin ribbon that I 
inked and attached to cardstock.

The inspiration for this card came from
 The Shabby Tea Room's Just Pretty Challenge.
  You had to use the colors in the photo AND include Stripes and A Flower.
  Since I didn't have any stripped paper to match the colors, I simply
 MADE my own.  

The idea for the Thank You was from the
  Pixie Studio's challenge
 (that I missed by not posting this card yesterday when I was supposed to - duh!)

I used 1/8" scor tape ( in between the ribbon and added the glitter. 
 So easy and it stays on so much better than glue.

All this ribbon (striping) certainly works for the
FOST (Friends of Speedy TV Challenge)  #56 where they wanted 
Creative Uses for Ribbon
 (wonder how often it is used to make striped paper?).  

The ribbon also worked for  Paper Pretties ribbon challenge.  
Too bad I missed that one too - (wow) -
 it works for their new challenge to
 Try A New Technique. 
while visiting their site I found out I won Challenge 241 and get some
 goodies from their store. 
 I'm a happy little crafter!!!

Just as soon as I finish this post I bet ya'll know where I'm headed.

A little "dry" embossing here with a Cuttlebug folder.

 The sentiment was embossed with white powder and then embossed again  with glitter.
  This was a great tip since I only own 3 colors of embossing powder and was limited to what I could do.  This little tidbit of info allowed me to use my existing inventory of "stuff" to a much greater extent.   I just found this technique on Gink K's site and had to try it. You can see the video here 

I die cut the flowers out of white cardstock, inked them with the same Memento Angel Pink that I used on the ribbon and the card  and added some Flamingo Liquid Pearls(

Assembled the flower and added more liquid pearls to the center of it and put it all together.

Challenges that I am entering with this card (and sometimes, specifically WHY) are:

Penny's Paper Crafty Wet or Dry Embossing Challenge #111
Aud Sentiments Bingo Challenge (I went straight across the top - Die Cut, "Thank" and "You")
Bunny Zoe's Anything Goes
Digi Darla's DDC #46 - Feeling Sentimental
Papertake Weekly - Tie Up You Your Loose Ends (A Bow)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 24 - Lavishly Luscious Layers
Catch The Bug - January Bingo 
(I went across the top - Designer Paper, Sentiment and Pearls (liquid pearls for me)
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Challenge 2 - Bling It Up

Tsunami Rose - Anything Goes
 (By the Way - I just won one of their challenges too - 
I'm going to get one of their beautiful journals that I have been 
REALLY - REALLY wanting. 
 Thanks so much!
  I LOVE your stuff!)

and last but never least - 

Simple Salutations  on MFPSpeedy TV - Challenge 29 (Use A Flower) -
 this is a site for clean and simple cards, but even with all the bling on this one -
 it still fits that category perfectly,
 I think.

Wishing you many blessings today! 

 Prayers going out to a beautiful friend 
who I went to school with pretty much from
 kindergarten until we graduated together,
 who is having surgery today!  


  1. Your card certainly does have bling!!! Great use of ribbon Trudy. Thanks for joining in the challenge @ MAWTT this week
    Carole xXx

  2. Love the glitzy glamour on these cards, beautiful and sparkly. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful.... And congrats with the win and thanks so much for joining us for our challenges at Tsunami Rose Designs!!! ~Rhonda TRD DTL

  4. Love all the bling Trudy. Love how you made your glittered stripes. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  5. Oh Wow! you have done a wonderful job of blinging up this card Trudy - it looks fab! Love how you've used the ribbon and glitter to make stripes…. and the bow and flower are just perfect! thanks for showing how you made it too - that's a great tip with the embossing powder and glitter! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck in the challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  6. Very creative use of ribbon and boy does your card sparkle - thanks for joining the friends of Speedy TV challenge (FOSTV56).

  7. Like the sparkle & creativity of using the glitter on the ribbon for this wonderful flower card. Thanks for entering MFP Simple Salutations Flower challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP SS Hostess

  8. I just love all that gorgeous glitter, Trudy. What a wonderful card. I would like to invite you stop over to Word Art Wednesday to play along in our challenges. We are always Anything Goes, and your sweet creations would be SO PERFECT for our challenges. I hope you will check us out and play along. We have the best sponsors ever! Check us out:
    Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog

    Karen Letchworth, Owner
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. What a clever idea - and it's made such a pretty effect for your card

  10. What an awesome card and lovely design! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug for our Bingo challenge! Hope you join us again this week.


  11. A beautiful card with lovely directions at that! Thank you for entering your card at FOSTV this week - enjoy your day! Gail DT

  12. Great card! Lovely yummy glittered stripes!Thanks so much for joining us over at TSTR this week:)

  13. Love how you created the stripes! How ingenious! Love all the Glam and Bling! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

  14. I love bling! Thank you for sharing.

  15. A great creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  16. Love all the sparkly pink - great to see you on A card a day x

  17. Very sparkly! I love how you added stripes with ribbon. Thanks for joining the Luscious Layers Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  18. Sparkly for sure! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  19. gorgeous Tracy, love the colour and you cant beat a bit of glitz can you...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx