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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cute Card Thursday is Ribbons & Bows - Oh My!

Happy Thursday my friends!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far!  I have had a crazy week coming and going which is not really fun when it's so hot!  I hope to be able to sit in the air and just relax a bit for a few days!
I wanted to share a new challenge with you over at
This week we are looking for "Ribbons/Bows" on your creations!  I hope you'll join us!

Here's the card that I made using one of the images from this week's sponsor:
I couldn't resist to snatch up this cutie from the All Dressed Up Stamps freebie section on their challenge blog!  You can check it out here - CLICK HERE!

I've got her colored up with my Copics in some red and blue colors!  I think this is such a fun color combo and works for many ocassions too!  I didn't want the red to be a real bright red, so I found an older Stampin' Up! color that I still have stock in and used it for the base of the card as well as the image layer and sentiment panel.  I wanted to use the same color in ribbon and didn't have any, so I took some of my white ribbon and dyed it with an ink refill.  I think this is probably one of my favorite retired colors and was sad to see it go! (Ridinghood Red)

For the background, I had some pretty birthday themed papers to go with my blue colors, so I took a strip of some really old lace ribbon that has been in my stash for such a long time...I NEVER used it until now, I can't believe it, but glad I have stopped hoarding it.  I couldn't stop running my fingers over it...it's so pretty!  :)  I also took a strip of my dyed ribbon and attached that over top of the lace before I mounted the image panel over it with some foam tape.

I white heat embossed the sentiment over the red cardstock banner that came from My Favorite Things called Essential Sentiments.  The die that I used to cut the image from is by Lawn Fawn called Small Cross-Stitched Stackables dies.  For the corners, I have an old photo corner punch and I just punched some out with some of that red card stock.  I added some pearls to them as well.

Here's a closer look at the image:
For a few last minute touches, I decided to take a black gel pen to add to her eyes as well as a white gel pen for highlights on her checks and to make some dots on the balloon.  I've also taken a Spectrum Noir clear glitter brush to add some shimmer to her dress...not sure if you can pick that up in the photos or not.  The finished size of my card is 5" x 5".

Please be sure to stop by the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog to see the other wonderful inspiration from our design team and hope to see your creation in the gallery too!

Thank you so much for checking in today!  I hope you've enjoyed my card!
Have a beautiful day!


1.  All Dressed Up Challenge - Anything Goes (Must use their images)

2.  Sketch Saturday - #471

3.  Seize the Birthday - Red, White & YOU! (I picked blue)

4.  Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Red, White & Blue

5.  The Cutie Pie Challenge - Here Come the Girls


Debra K. said...

What a marvellous card Vicki! Darling image absolutely beautifully coloured especially her hair. Love your paper choice and the lace. The card design is just wonderful. Love it! Debra x

Pri Created said...

Super duper cute....love the image and especially how you coloured it.... beautiful card..!!

Margreet said...

Lovely card Vicki...great coloring and you have used beautiful lace!
xxx Margreet

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

Hi Vicki... your card is amazing and wonderful.. so sweet
Hugs Anja

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, this is simply amazing, Vicki. I love the colors, and of course, I adore the background. I also like the lace ribbon. I have stopped hoarding my supplies, too. They won't mean much to others when we're gone, so I believe now is probably the time to stop fondling them and start using them. This is a fabulous card.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Vicki! Love the sweet image and wonderful lace.
Linda xxx

CaroleAnn said...

Really cute image and love your coloring on her. That lace background is so very pretty!! Hugs and keep cool;)

Lois Wyche said...

This goes beyond being cute...it is absolutely gorgeous.

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Vicki! I love that image and your coloring is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful lace too!
Hugs, Tammy

Kim said...

She is adorable! Love the ribbon and lace combo.

Pia S said...

She's perfectly colored, love her hair and wow, look at that gorgeous lace! Super sweet and ultra girly!

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!
love it!
have a nice day

Donna said...

This is just darling, like how you did the lace and always like your coloring! Hugs,Donna

Chrissy said...

She is adorable Vicki and coloured beautifully...I love the lace along with the blue and red combo...just gorgeous.


CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Vicki, this is an absolutely DARLING little gal that you've colored up so beautifully! It's stunning, and what an adorable layout with the beautiful blue DP and the red accents. I love having the older Stampin' Up colors on hand for when I don't want to overwhelm with color. It's perfection, and it makes me smile!! So good to see you posting again, my friend! Thanks for visiting me. Life continues to be far too busy! LOL! Hugs! xoxo

JD/ Jill said...

Such a sweet image...I really like all the neat details on your card...Lovely lace...just perfect to go along with your image...and that wonderful coloring... (If only I could color like that! smile...that's why I usually let my hubby color my images...he's so much better at it than I am!)

crafty-stamper said...

Really cute image -beautifully coloured love the lace and pearls added to the corners
Carol x

Holly Young said...

What a super cute card Vicki! I love the lace, and your coloring is the bomb!

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohhh my goodness she is so beautiful and just the right amount of sparkle and that lace behind so wonderful. Love it

Patti said...

Hi Vicki : )

I wonder how many of us shouted out "Awwwww" when we saw your card? I know I did!! So sweet and so perfectly colored my friend : )


MiamiKel said...

Oh Vicki - what a cutie! This color combo is stunning :) I love your soft coloring of this beautiful and sweet card - charming for birthdays and cheer! Hugs!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I finally got around to reading your comment you left on the spray starch backgrounds. That is EXACTLY how Jo made hers, too. They make lovely backgrounds, but I felt they wouldn't go well with a summertime love theme I'm sharing each day in July. Thanks for sharing your technique in case people missed Jo's tutorial.

Patti J said...

What a sweet card! Love your soft colors and coloring! And this image is just darling! I'm going to go NOW and check out this site! Thanks for enabling me...again! Hugs!


Oh this little girl is so cute and your coloring of her is so beautiful Vicki. Love the lace! Have a wonderful weekend.Take care.

Mac Mable said...

You've nailed your adorable and cute card for the 'cute card' challenge. You are always so amazing at colouring and those cross stitch dies are so perfect. Absolutely delightful x

aussie aNNie said...

Oh I am so far behind in commenting of late but this is one cute card and image for sure...she's coloured so beautifully..
Have a lovely weekend.♥

Carol L said...

Your coloring is just amazing on this sweet little image! I'm taken with each and every detail here, especially the color scheme! Beautiful!

Bernadet said...

How supercute is this!!
So glad you joining us at All Dressed Up Challengeblog!
*Bernadet DT*

Lilibet said...

Gorgeous! I adore this colour scheme. Thanks for joining the challenge at All Dressed up blog & Good luck, Liz (:(|)x

Gina Arnone said...

That is absolutely a cute card! I love it!

Colleen said...

Love this sweet little girl, your coloring is fabulous and love that the balloon matches her dress! Thank you for joining us at STB!

Judy V said...

Adorable card! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Super sweet!!!

Dawn Frost said...

Oh my goodness she is adorable! I love all the white space, gorgeous lace!

Lisa West said...

This is an adorable card and one od my favourite colour schemes. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at All Dressed Up. Hugs Lisa xxx

Lola said...

Oh my your coloring is just perfect. What lovely papers/colors/and texture.

Andrea, said...

Super sweet card and the image is coloured [perfectly x

Monika Reeck said...

the lace
ooh so beautiful
the lady ohh so cutee
and the balloon with dots cute too
sweeet bday card ever with this Image
love your coloring always miss Vicki
I am off now it is 23:19 tomorrow I go to work again hope you like to visiting my blog again miss Vicki
miss you

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!.... Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
Wendy xx

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