I received the neatest card my stamping friend Jessica. She called it the "buckle strap". It was just the coolest and I had never seen anything like it, so I had to try it for myself. The SU! Word Window Punch is used to make a slit for the "buckle strap". I also thought this would be a fun card to show a "less" and "more" version. I always love seeing those on SCS.
The first photo is my "less" card. The DP is adhered to the card with no matting and it's embellished simply with ribbon. My plan was to use no ribbon, but the card really looked weird with the plain green strap. Darn, I was so disappointed! Not wanting to waste paper or time, I then went to my ribbon box and found the perfect ribbon in my stash. It's very pretty in real life...it has a bit of red woven in and it's kind of crinkly.
The second photo is my "more" card. The DP was matted before adhering to the card, I added a touch of glitter to the flowers, and half pearls to the corners. The ribbon I used on this one was a RAK from my stamping friend Chrissy; it's very crinkly and fun.
The third photo is a picture of the card opened up so you can get an idea of the buckle strap/slit concept. This technique was easy to do and fun too! I am usually too set in my ways to try new things, but I am glad I did. I will have to step out of my comfort zone more often.
Image: Stampendous Calendar Chick "Flower Chick"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Tangerine Tango and Garden Green, My Mind's Eye DP
Embellies: Orange and Cream Ribbons, Hero Arts Half Pearls, Doodlebug Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU! Word Window Punch, EK Success 3D Dots
I hope you liked my "less" and "more" samples, they were fun to do. If you have a chance, stop by Jessica's and Chrissy's blogs and take a peek at their wonderful creations.
Thanks for stopping by today; have a good one!