Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 183 card for 365 and, as promised, a FREEBIE for YOU!


Today’s challenge # 183 at 365

Imagine this: WRINKLED!   “I want you to use the word "wrinkled" to inspire your card.” 

So, here is my take on a wrinkle-ish card. 



My ‘wrinkle’ is in the ribbon!



This rose and shrinkly wrinkly ribbon is a technique i stumbled upon while carding.  Ok, I was waving around with my heat embossing gun and managed to fry some nylon sheer ribbon and I thought, “well THAT’S interesting!” and so I decided to make it work for me.  I intentionally ran the embossing gun over the ribbon (anchor both ends – one you can hold but with the other tuck the roll under something, like your knee or a weight)  Wave the embossing gun to and fro sideways over your ribbon.  How close you hold the gun and how much you wave will influence your wrinkliness. 

*note – I used TWO layers of sheer for the ribbons, it was not bold enough with just one.

For the rose I used a needle and thread, wound the ribbon around in a loose blossom shape, then gave a little blast with the embossing tool.  Add a gem and its gorgeous.  I cut two tiny leaves out of a green sheer and blasted that for good measure too.  It gave the leaves some dimension. 

For the card itself, I cut the ‘O’s’ ribbon out using my silhouette SD. The tiny “with love” stamp is a Fiskars. 

And as promised, a fall themed freebie in honour of all my new buddies over at the Silhouette Plus forum and also the group over at the 365 Card a Day Blog - I’m truly loving all you guys, you’re super enthusiastic and I hope to get to know and grow with y’all!  Let me know if you have specific requests.  I’ve made my files in all sorts of formats – no matter what machine you have, or if you are a digi-scrapper there should be one that fits you! 

Just click on the preview below and you will be taken to the download site.  All the files are together in a zipped file.  Please tell your friends to come HERE to get this for themselves. 




  1. Stunningly beautiful Barb, this card is gourgeous. Thank you for the fall freebee :), can't wait to try it.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [31 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. A great card Barb - love your ribbon treatment and that flower is gorgeous - must try the technique - hopefully I can do without burning the house down LOL!!

  4. Good morning Barb:)
    LOVE your card and your ribbon is so COOL wrinkled like that.Bob Ross..the painter..always called those "Happy Accidents".:)
    Thanks so much for the fall freebies.They sure will come in handy sooner than we think!!:)
    Happy you are having fun and making new friends!!:)


  5. What an elegant but fun card I love the ribbon treament great job!

  6. Love the ribbon treatment too, and how the color pops! :) Great card.

  7. Wow, this card is gorgeous!


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