Whazis? Four posts in ONE DAY? YES, my friends! YES! I am busybusybusy. It seems that not working at the Day Job frees up the creative juices in my brain and things just WORK. I will not fight it, so I am still crafting.
I actually had everything put away. Okay, that was a lie. I had the lights at my crafting table and in The Other Room turned off, and I was trying (in vain) to get caught up with my Google Reader backlog, when I read Lauren's blog post where she just happened to mention that today's Caardvarks' challenge involved not only making a card using ribbon, but you can WIN ribbon, too! HELLOOOOO! I am so there!
Here is what I just whipped up:
Not your typical Crooked creation, I will admit, but lemme tell you how it came about. Remember those baby shower invitations I made a while ago? I had a bunch of ribbon scraps left over - too big to toss, and I'd always planned to weave them and do something with the woven piece. Guess what?! Today is the day! But first, a few details.
I grabbed one of these crocheted flowers from a pack I got from SU. I do not do much with pink, so I thought I'd actually use one of them on this card. Who knows when I'll get that opportunity again!
I also went a little nuts and not only added a row of punches down the left side into which I wove some ribbon from my stash, but I ALSO punched holes down the right side and tied these teeny tiny knots. Yes, I have a headache, but it had to be done!
Here is the beginning of my weaving. I ran a line of adhesive down the right side of a piece of card stock and stuck the ribbon ends to it.
Then I started weaving the vertical pieces and went until I ran out of one of the colors. There is no science here, people ... I just go with the flow. I added adhesive to the other three sides to hold the ribbons in place, then trimmed the woven piece. The rest was just futzing. I do that a lot.
I am pretty happy with how this turned out!
Okay, NOW I am done posting for today. Thanks for stopping by - again!