Wednesday, April 13, 2016

hello for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop


Hi everyone! It's time for another Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop! Yep, as I always say... you are in for a real treat because the design team has been busy creating some pretty awesome projects using ribbon and/or trim from the April Ribbon Club Assortment, the Red and Turquoise Collection. What gorgeous ribbon! :)


If you are hopping with us, you should have arrived here from the uber talented Kathy's blog. If not, then you might want to head over to the RRR blog to start from the beginning. Trust me... you don't want to miss a thing! :)

I created a pair of hello/thinking of you cards using Red Diamond Satin Ribbon, and some red foil with my MINC foil applicator. Love, love, love how these turned out! The diamond satin ribbon is so gorgeous!


Unfortunately, the red doesn't photograph well in artificial light and we've had about a week of overcast, damp and intermittent rainy days, so I've updated the original frontal photos. Yay! We finally have some sunshine, lol! Even though I had to take these photos from slightly overhead, they are MUCH better than the original ones! ;)


These cards are identical except for the bottom panels. I layered the panels on cherry red cardstock. The only other embellishments (besides the bows) are white flat-back pearls.


I created this double loop bow with my Bow-it-All v2.0. I wanted a pretty bow that really stands out, and this ribbon definitely stands out. It's gorgeous! [Note: While I was able to update the frontal-view photos by retaking them outside, I didn't get around to updating this bow view and the inside view below before they were sold. I guess I just need to make some more, lol!]


For the inside of each card, I used a scrap of the foiled floral paper layered on the red cardstock, and stamped a 'thinking of you' greeting.


Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Cherry's blog! Be sure to leave some love on all the blogs as you hop... everyone loves and appreciates comments! And when you reach the end of the hop (back at the RRR blog) leave a comment on the blog hop post answering the Question of the Month for your chance to WIN the April Ribbon Club Assortment! :)

Proud to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Cherry Red cardstock, MINC 5th Avenue 12x12 papers 
  • Stamps: Clarity Stamp Line Writing Sentiments stamp set 
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink 
  • Dies/Punches: Mama Elephant Hello Script die 
  • Accessories: RRR Red Diamond Satin Ribbon, white flat-back pearls 

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to visit Really Reasonable Ribbon for all kinds of gorgeous ribbon and crafty goodies and tools! You'll find an amazing selection of products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs!
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

29 comments:

Bonnie Garby said...

Very pretty cards Leslie. I've always love a red and black color palette and it works so well on your cards. Great job!

cherry Nelson said...

absolutely stunning...i love love love your blck white combo with pop of red
miss u on the team tooooo :(

Diane said...

Both cards are beautiful and I can see hints of the red foil and it is awesome!!

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! the graphic look of these cards is so cool!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love that gorgeous ribbon you used... my favorite color too!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning cards. Love the design. TFS

Gail said...

Black,, white and red - I love this combo so much and your creation is outstanding use the colors - Love the ribbon strip as well - TFS have a blessed week!

Deborah said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! I just love foiling and well red foiling to boot, shut the front door! It's frustrating that the foil is so difficult to photograph but the effect is striking so it's worth it I think. tfs

Vicki robertson said...

Simply gorgeous CAS cards, Leslie! Wow, they truly make a statement.

Lisa Lynn said...

Both of your cards are just gorgeous. Love the design, you just make that red "pop".

Nancy Hill said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the red foil on each of the cards. Beautiful bow with this month's ribbon.

Sue D said...

Very pretty card designs!

Jill said...

What beautifully simple cards. Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing.

Edwina said...

All I can say is Wow! Your cards are so beautiful! I love them. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Miranda said...

These are great!!!!

Deborah Adams said...

Very pretty card. I love the red ribbon against the red flower image. I could see a little bit of the red in the left hand corner in one of the photos. Just gorgeous.

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, I love black & white with Red and the ribbons are just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a winner! The bold graphic design really works with this color palette! Gorgeous!

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Gail said...

Howdy Leslie - Gail Scott here from WAW Family Friendly Bi-Weekly Challenge - thank you for linking up this week and sharing your art work with us- beautiful creations!!- TFS have a blessed week! John 3:16

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Larelyn said...

Ooooh, I love when you let the fabulous papers work for you. Great card. Thanks for sharing at Clear it Out.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge. Next month we have another new sponsor so we look forward to your visit again..xx

[aNNie DT/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Annette Stapylton said...

These are just fabulous, great bold patterns and gorgeous designs and I love the reds, just perfect. Nice work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]


Bad Kitty said...

great card !
Thank you for joining us at The crafty addicts!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations!
CraftyNatalie - DT
http://craftynataliesblog.blogspot.com

Gloria Stengel said...

The red/white/black combo is stunning!