Tuesday, July 28, 2009

i {heart} papers challenge and contest!

Our i {heart} papers design team participates in a monthly design team challenge. This month, we were challenged by Cathleen to use wide ribbon. Believe me, Cathleen is an expert at this, but for me it was indeed a challenge! I decided to keep the card layout and stamping ultra simple so that the ribbon would be the focal point. I made two cards, one with the traditional bow, and the other with a little twist. I love this Hero Arts set and thought these might make some nice prom or bridesmaids' cards.

I adhered some beautiful Mousse shimmer paper to the pale pink flip-side of some Freedom patterned paper that I punched with a scalloped border along the bottom. For the card on the left, I used an anywhere hole punch to punch a pair of holes one above the other on each side of center, dividing the paper into thirds. Then I loosely laced some silky 1.5 inch May Arts ribbon through, adhering the ends to the back of the panel with i {stick} papers red-line tape. For the one on the right, I followed Becca Feeken's tutorial to tie a bow...I pleated the ribbon that covers the seam of the cardstock so that it was more opaque and attached it in a similar fashion. I stamped the shoes with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and shaded them with a Copic marker and blender pen. I added just a bit of shimmer using a clear Spica glitter pen (I love these and want one in every color!). Voila`! I wish you could see these in person, because the pictures look quite plain but the shimmery paper and silky ribbon make them quite simply elegant and lovely IRL!

In the past, our design team has responded to the challenge to inspire you to create cards of your own. This month we're stepping things up just a bit! We're hosting a contest! Here's the prize!

To be eligible to win, here's what you need to do!
  • create a card (or other project) using wide ribbon
  • issue the challenge on your blog and/or in your gallery post
  • upload to SCS with keyword ihp0709
  • receive extra *points* for using i {heart} papers products
The deadline to enter is Tuesday, August 4th. Our design team will judge the entries and then on Friday, August 7th, we'll announce the winner. The prize will be an assortment of wide ribbons in various colors. Can't wait to see your creations! Make sure you visit our DT members' blogs (see the sidebar at right) to be inspired!


  1. Oh My Gosh, Oh My Gosh!!!!! These are just fabulous! I love the ribbon and the way you twisted it, you are so clever and creative.

  2. Love you cards! I was thinking about threading the ribbon also, but yours came out much nicer than my attempt!

  3. Both cards turned out beautifully! Love that soft shimmery ribbon!

  4. Holy smokes Deb! You are a wide ribbon wizard! I LOVE that one with the ribbon woven and twisted (or whatever the heck you did to make it look so gorgeous!)Fabulous!

  5. DEB I LOVE these!!!!! Fabulous ribbon treatment! I was just scrolling down and noticed you are a Dirty Dozen member now!! That's awesome! Congrats on all of your accomplishments chick!

  6. Love your card and the beautiful wide ribbon!

  7. Got my wide ribbon card posted on my blog and I'm off to post it in my SCS gallery.

  8. Ohh my gosh, Deb, I love the cards, especially the twisted ribbon. That is an idea that I am going to CASE for sure!

    And I am drooling over the ribbons!

    Thanks again,