Ladies Camera Club

28 Feb 2012

Chunky Malunky Ribbon

The guys at Fantastic Ribbons, Keith and Ben, were awfully generous sending myself and the DT a bundle of delectable ribbons to work with - including this sheeny, shiny wired number below. The beauty of wired ribbon is that it holds its form to create the most bubbly, full bows. You can be really adventurous with shaping ruffles too.

Here is a simple card where the bow dominates the entire card but is still subtle enough to blend with the papers too.

I used bling from Mei Flowers, My big shot by Sizzix, greetings from Craftwork Cards and paper from Basic Grey. Finally, adhesives from Tonic - yes, TONIC!

I can't believe that I've started using glue from Tonic Studios.
That's cos I am really picky with my PVA. I mean that, it just has to deliver in the right size blobbage and speed. So when I tried this out at the NEC last week, I gave it a massive thumbs up and decided from now that it would be my adhesive of choice. They agreed to let me take some away for my personal use and I reckon this little lot of loveliness will last me a few months.

Finally, here is a picture that I taught Mell to take this weekend. Slow shutter speeds and sparklers equals a lot of fun. I wrote my name (you can make out it says Kirsty.....just!). I did this the right way for me but back-to-front for the camera. All I did was flip the photo in photoshop to read the right way.
Didnt she/I do a fab job? lol xx

Kirsty x
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Lynsey said...

I hope that card is for meeeeeeeeee!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous ribbon on a lovely card. :-) And love the Sparkler photograph. Jude.x

Jaki Morris said...

I wish you would stop publishing this ribbon porn I just can't concentrate on my toast now.

Curse you ribbon fiend


Fiona said...

Luscious ribbon. Loving the sparkler shot, v clever indeedy.

Brenda G said...

Genius, love them both! Kirsty, please can you tell me what punch or die you used to make the sort of stamen-y thing on the left of the card? I feel a NEED coming on! x

Redanne said...

Gorgeous ribbon but please stop, I really don't need anymore but now need this!

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the ribbon. The sparkler photo is fab.
Nikki x

Marlies said...

Nice picture and beautiful card! Love your blog! I've signed in as a member twice on your blog, how can I undo? greetings, Marlies

Marlies said...

Tracey said...

Stunning card sweetie - tres chic and that ribbon is LUSH, have a great week hon, big hugs xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

LOVE this... so special! And PMSL at Jaki's ribbon porn!

susiesu said...

Am loving the colour of the ribbon Kirsty - does it come in that shade or have you inked/stained it??? The sparkler picture is amazing - were they special sparklers? I NEED some now!!!!! lol xxx