Monday, June 8, 2009

The Next Level Issue #2 Challenge - A Ribbon Border Card and a Message of Friendship

This week at The Next Level the challenge is to try your hand at a ribbon border. I have to say at first I was very intimidated by the technique, but by the time I was done I was thrilled. Unfortunately I gave myself even more of challenge on this card because it was for a boy and I have never done a boy card before. To say the least though I am very happy with the end result. The theme for my card this week is Friendship, I think we will all be making lots of Friends here at The Next Level and for me that's what it's all about, Good Friends! I also want to invite all of you to sign up for the blog candy I am giving away to celebrate being a guest Designer at The Next Level so when your done peaking go to the first post on my blog and see whats up for grabs. So now let's take a peak at my new creation shall we.

Front View

Close Up Details of Card Front

Inside View

Detailed View of Inside

Wow that was a lot of pictures, right? Well the materials list is pretty big too. so here we go.


Image Whiff of Joy "Charlie and Dog" by Elisabeth Bell Stamped onto Neenah solar white ultra smooth 80# Card stock with Memento Tuxedo black ink.

Medium Prisma colored pencils, Gamsol used with blending stumps, Marvy White Puffy Applique with glitter sprinkled on it and heat set. Background was a masking and resist technique using Eclipse paper, versamark, embossing powder and "Pine Needles" Distress ink.

Papers Bohemia "Backyard Memories" paper collection and My Mind's Eye "29th Street Market" Collection.

Sentiment Inside sentiment came from an online resource at The Outer Sentiment is Autumn Leaves "Always and Forever Seals".

Embellishments Buttons, ribbons, snowflakes and brad from my personal stash, Pebbles Candy Dots, Tim Holtz trinket pen and Fragments.

Tools Paper trimmer, Vintage photo distress ink applied with the blending tool, Assorted adhesives, xyron 510 Adhesive Machine, Glossy accents, and heat gun.

Lastly Here is my tip of the week:

When crafting with ribbon you always have to be careful of your ends fraying, but that can easily be remedied by taking a lighter IE:(Bic) and just slightly edging it through the flame it will seal the ends and prevents fray.

I hope you enjoyed the card today, thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!


Claire Brennan said...

Your card is outstanding!! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Beth what a fabulous creation! I love your close up photos throughout. The tip for frayed ribbon edges is awesome and I will definitely keep that in mind...Abby:)

Peggy said...

Awesome !!!!
The details are great !! Just awesome !!!



Debbie said...

Hi Beth.

What a fun card. A great first boys card for you. I adore the colours and all the details inside.

Hugs Debbie xx

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card so stunning ,super cute image realy brilliant
well done xxxx
huge thanks for all your hard work
hugs Dawn+Ann xxxx

Nina said...

Beth, what a great card, so much detail here and I love how you finished off the inside too, I love the extra little hangie thing inside! :O)

Madge said...

Beth a gorgeous card, I love all the details and gorgeous colouring. Thank you for your real inspirational contribution to The Next Level. Ann xx

Stampin Mindy said...

This is adorable, masculine cards are my weakness thanks for the inspiration.

True :) said...

Awesome card Beth! I am sure you are inspiring lots of people to join in on our challenge!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is just such a gorgeous card!
Your colouring is beautiful and I love your gorgeous paper!
Such stunning detail and I love your fantastic design inside and out!
kim x