Saturday, 26 May 2012

simply stampin' challenge 61

Saturday again and another challenge over at the Simply Stampin' blog. This week is a sketch, here it is...

Woven Ribbon

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Crumb Cake 
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand
Ribbon: Crumb Cake Taffeta 

Right so I was just not inspired what so ever with this sketch. I didn't want to just follow it exactly because well I'm not really sure why to be honest. I just knew I was running out of time and hadn't done anything! So I'd had the idea of doing some sort of weaving thing and as it developed in my head I thought I could weave bits of ribbon together! Now granted this is quite a plain card but I've been enjoying the monochrome cards everyone's been making last week and decided to just run with the theme. Also, I decided that the taffeta ribbon was what I wanted to use and Crumb Cake was the only colour I had! So I've VERY loosly followed the sketch to be honest and I brought the strips that were behind to the front and the centre panel moved back. The ribbon was cut into strips and adhered to the back, it just weaves up and down through the crossing ribbons. I added a bow to finish it off! Oh and a little bit of faux stitching too! 

So what do you think? Its a bit of a different card right!? I hope you like it and will play along with us over at Simply Stampin' Challenge

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Happy Stampin',

Amanda xo

Oh P.S. Simply Stampin' have a Design Team feature on me this week so if you'd like to know more about me and why I'm so crazy about paper check it out! x


  1. Nice take on the Sketch Amanda! I love Crumb Cake too and the monochrome colour scheme works perfectly! Kirei x

  2. I love what you did with the sketch! You can still see the inspiration in your card, and how boring would it be if we always followed the original design?! Weaving the ribbon was a great idea and I like the tone on tone colors.
    Loved reading your 'interview' on the website!

  3. Beautiful card and clever use of the sketch. I think the centre piece on the card looks like a beautifully wrapped present. Deb

    1. Thank you Deb! I never thought of it as a present! I'll have to remember that for the future! :) x

  4. This is fab Amanda, such an original take on the sketch! I immediately thought the centre panel looked like a posh pressie wrapped up - I see Deb had the same thought! The faux stitching was the perfect finishing touch!

    It was so nice to get to know more about you too! : )
    Ruth x

    1. Thank you Ruth! I hadn't thought of it as a pressie! I'm glad you enjoyed reading my babblings! I hope people didn't get bored! xx

  5. I love it, I think it follows the sketch perfectly, as after all it is supposed to be a jumping off point. Plus great way of using ribbon as a focal point of the card!
    Kelly xx