Best Holiday Wishes | Ribbon Color Trends Challenge

Long time no post, huh? Sorry about that. I’ve been super busy lately and just could not gather up enough energy to visit my studio. So, the other day, while I had some downtime, I started rearranging my studio. A crazy, huge task I know. But, that sparked the creativity bug! You’ve got to have a comfortable work space, right? It’s not finished yet, but I’m hoping by the new year it will be all painted and finished.

I’d also like to thank those who checked on me during my unannounced absence. Hurricane Sandy brought some wind and rain, but not nearly as bad as our northern neighbors in New Jersey and New York. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered a loss as a result of the storm.

I’ll be posting again soon because Papertrey Ink’s November release is just around the corner and I have lots and lots of projects to crank out for other fun posts too! I’m not promising daily posts just yet, but there will be a few more than this month!

Did you all have a great Halloween? I dressed up as Cleopatra this year and went to a couple of parties and had a blast. Here I am at a party in DC last night. I know, I know…I’m not smiling because I’m playing my role as Cleopatra.

Can you see “Kenny Powers” in the background from HBO’s East Bound and Down? Too funny! We had lots of good laughs with all the costumes. Some people are really creative with their costume concepts. I’m going to have to plan ahead next year and not go for the “costume-in-a-bag” route.

Anyway, I do have a card to share today for Ribbon Color Trends Challenge. I went the very simple route and wrapped some grosgrain ribbon around the card front and tied it into a knot. I thought these colors were absolutely beautiful, so I challenged myself to make them work for a holiday design.

First, I stamped the chevron pattern with Winter Wisteria ink on the left side of the rustic white cardstock. I used some scrap paper as a mask to prevent from stamping on the right side.

On the right side, I stamped snowflakes in Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf inks. I also added a bit of snow using Winter Wisteria ink. Next, I die cut the shape from Sweet Blush cardstock and stamped the sentiment in True Black ink. I added it to the card front using some foam adhesive.

To finish it off, I added the Raspberry Fizz grosgrain ribbon and rounded the corners on the right side.

The card measures 5.5″ x 3.5″

And here is the inspirational graphic for the challenge. Hop on over to the blog to see all the details.

Need more ideas? Check out what the team has made! Have a great weekend and take care!

Charlene Austin
Cristina Kowalczyk
Mariana Grigsby
Sarah Martina
Tina Fussell

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  • Heather P. - Such a pretty card! And I love your costume!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H. - Beautiful card! You make a beautiful Cleo – love the costume.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy C. - Wow! You look gorgeous! What a beautiful costume. I liked the card too.ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - Cute card! Nice use of the colors from the challenge. You look fab and sexy in the Cleopatra costume. Costume in a bag, or not, you brought it, girl! Hee! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Paulette S - Ashley, You made a great Cleopatra. How Fun! I miss, Watch Me Wednesday, more than anything. LOL I love all of the details and the thought process. You are one of the few people who accomodate me on that. Ha! But we all get busy with life. I’m baby sitting my 4 1/2 month old grand baby. I don’t have time to craft, or do much else. And I’ve got so many new craft supplies that are sitting in my studio that I won recently or purchased and I’m too tired to play. I was at the vet’s ofc yesterday and those ladies told me it was 5 weeks to Christmas! I said, are you kidding Me!? LOL You amaze me with all that you juggle, but I’m okay when you take time for You. We all have to rejuvenate. Post when you can and have fun Crafting for the Holidays. (((paper crafty hugs)))ReplyCancel

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