Cards in Envy - Paper Strips instead of Ribbon

Hi Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and St. Patricks Day!  I went to the cinema with the boys to see Oz the Great and Powerful so it was kinda fitting given its a story about a Green City.....lol.

Anyway today starts another Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we want to see you use strips of paper instead of ribbon. Be sure to pop over to the blog to see all the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.



My take on this is quite simple, I have taken a strip of paper and a marker in the same color to add some definition to the strip to resemble a grosgrain ribbon.  We are heading into Autumn here, so I had a bit of play with some seasonal colors for this one.  The stamps I have used are a combination of Unity Stamp Co and Stampin' Up!

Thanks for popping by and I do hope to be admiring your take on this challenge this fortnight!

15 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Your card looks lovely Danie.. and yes the nights here have had just a touch of coolness!! Autumn is just around the corner..

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! I love that some of the leaves are colored!

Tammy said...

Very pretty! Gorgeous colors and such a pretty leaf!

Lynn McAuley said...

Rich autumn colors on this beautiful design, Danie!! Your markings on your paper strip sure make it look like ribbon!! Well done!!

Becky said...

Well, this sure is pretty Danie. Gorgeous rich colors.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Danie, love the colors on your card. Great job on creating the grosgrain look on the cardstock. You're heading into Fall as we are looking forward to Spring! ~ Marilyn

Sandy Trefger said...

Lovely card, Danie! I really like the leaf with the leaves in the background!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Cissy Murphy said...

Your paper strip really does look like grosgrain ribbon. The colors you used are perfect for autumn!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love what you did to the strip of paper to make it look like ribbon. You are very talented.

CraftyKhandy said...

WOW! You really did make that look like ribbon, amazing how much texture can be added with a marker.

Andrea Bari said...

Dani that paper really does have a lovely textured ribbon look! Beautiful!

Tanya Boyle said...

This turned out beautiful! I really like the details that you added, the coloring to make the ribbon look more realistic, I never would have thought of it!

Tanya Boyle said...

This turned out beautiful! I really like the details that you added, the coloring to make the ribbon look more realistic, I never would have thought of it!

Denise@DigiHaven said...

This is a beautiful Fall card Danie. I love the colors you chose. Your paper ribbon is perfect. We're hoping to head toward spring soon and you're heading toward Fall ... you're a world away :) ♥ Denise @ Cards in Envy

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a great layout! Very useable!