Ribbon Challenge!


Once Upon A Time

Good evening everybody!

Today I made a card for 2Red Bananas Challenge! For this challenge you need to make a card using a ribbon. I think we are all addicted to ribbons these days, so everybody can participate in this challenge!

I wanted to create something different. Thinking, thinking and finally I got an idea! I pleated the ribbon and sewed it on the edge of the scalloped border. It was not hard at all.

For the main character of the card  I chose a digital stamp RidingHood Anya from The Greeting Farm. I printed it on cardsock using a laser printer and colored it with Gamsol and Prisma colored pencils. Gamsol didn’t smear the ink! I was so happy with the result! I also used a Scor-Pal (It is a Christmas gift from my friend) to make diagonal lines on the background paper. Then I remembered about Mel’s tutorial about making Faux French Knots on the grid paper. Thank you so much Mel for your wonderful blog and amazing tutorails! You really are a Treasure for all of us stampers and crafters!

It is very cold in WI… They even cancelled school, so I will not be lonely tommorow. That is a one good thing about cold weather.

Hope that everything is all right with you!

Sending you warm hugs,


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24 Responses
  1. Shirley says:

    Oh, Elena, I love her. I really like the way you painted her and your ribbon and punched edge too! The DP really makes her stand out! Very very pretty too!

  2. Theresa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Elena! I love the coloring and the beautiful DP you used.

  3. Andrea says:

    Oh this is so sweet Elena, I love how you have coloured the image

  4. Wendy says:

    This is gorgeous as always. I love the way you have stitched the ribbon
    Wendy x

  5. Miss 376 says:

    I love this one, the french knots add so much texture. Have a lovely day with your son

  6. Елена, эта работа, просто, восхитительна! Так великолепно оформлена бумага и так удачно все скомпоновано, что не хватит слов, чтобы выразить восторг!

  7. Olga says:

    великолепная открыточка, мне очень нравится такое цветовое решение! И тесьма супер! А какой она фирмы? Лен, а ты внутри не могла бы ее сфоткать? а то у меня всегда проблемы с внутренностями,хочется посмотреть как ты оформляеешь.
    Я сегодня утро эксперементировала с твоими подарочками,очень понравилось! но не успела доделать ребнок проснулся 🙁 надеюсь к вечеру управлюсь…

  8. Tonniece says:

    Well Elena, another cutie-petootie.

  9. Maria Matter says:

    Anya looks so cute! Elena, there are so many wonderful elements to this card! Great ribbon idea and the faux french knots on the grid give your card such a unique look…love it! Another “Wow” card, Elena!
    Glad you have a warm, cozy day with Sergei! We are have a deep freeze here in PA, but it’s only to last about 3 days. Our wonderful woodstoves keep us cozy!
    Blessings, Maria

  10. Jeanette says:

    Elena – this is very cool! I love the pleating of your ribbon! The french knots are really cool too. That is the perfect image for this card. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge!!

  11. Teresa says:

    Elena, I love any new idea for using ribbon and sewing on a card. It looks great I will have to try the pleating. Thanks for joining our challenge.

  12. This is so sweet! Love the image and your paper choices are fabulous as are the ribbon and border! Gorgeous!

  13. Jeannie says:

    Couldn’t be any cuter! The ribbon is the perfect touch!
    Thank you for your continued inspiration!


  14. Ida says:

    Elena, This is so cute! Love all the great detail this card has. The Designer Paper you used is perfect for a Fairy Tale Image and I just love the way you did the ribbon. Beautiful card.

  15. Maraya says:

    Elena, that is an awesome idea and a beautiful card! Thanks for joining in on the fun. Now I’ve got to think, think, think…

  16. gvendalen says:

    Замечательно подобраны и бумага и ленточки. Леночка , ты молодец!

  17. Elena – this is GORGEOUS!! Love how you pleated the ribbon, and that fantastic gridded background with the knots! Your coloring is super on Anya! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge! 🙂
    Hugs, Jami

  18. Анешка says:

    Вы так упоительно и трогательно рассказываете о героях своих открыток! И по вашим рассказам кажется,что создание открытки происходит так легко! С большим удовольствием вас читаю:)

  19. Maria says:

    Such a pretty card, Elena! I love your coloring and the image is so darn cute!! I love your pleated ribbon. . .it’s so pretty! I have to try it out one day!!


  20. This is so adorable. And what a cool ribbon treatment you made!

  21. Lorraine A says:

    Lovely card, the ribbon looks fab, Great image too, very cute

  22. Irina says:

    Elena, this card is so ADORABLE!! Love how you colored the image, the layout and your ribbon are just AWESOME!!
    🙂 Irina

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