Angel Blessings and Ruching Tutorial

Hi there friends, I went a little bit CAS (or my version of CAS) on you today.   I wanted to do a something that I could showcase with some ruching so I kept things pretty simple.  I do love the look of the ruching though and have a tutorial at the end of this post.    I’m using a sweet set of stamps from Crafty Secrets called Angel Blessings.  It’s a pretty large set that contains these sweet little cherubs and the sentiment that I stamped right under them!!

I ran my ruching up and down the card and sheer ribbon horizontally while I centered a turned rose on top of Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two.  For the main focal panel I cut Spellbinders Labels Fourteen and backed it with an element from Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Doily Accents.  After cutting out most of the image, I finished off the bottom edge with Labels Fourteen.

Here’s a picture from straight on so that you can see all the elements.


Stamps: Crafty Secrets – Angel Blessings
: The Paper Company, Xpedx 140lb White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Doily Accents, Ribbon (May Arts), Pearls

  • DoniFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:05 am

    Oh what a beautiful and interesting touch! Now I have another technique to learn!! Love your gorgeous cards…even when they’re what YOU call “simple”!!! Blessings to you! I’m praying for you….DoniReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:06 am

    Beautiful. But, girl, I think you have waaaaaaaaaaaaay more patience than I do. lolReplyCancel

  • CaroleFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:22 am

    Very pretty. I am in awe of your talent. Every card is different from the previous one and from this end of the “stick” your ideas seem endless! Thank you for sharing all your ideas. You continue to be in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy MooreFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:31 am

    I love it. The ruching technique is definitely an added touch that would highlight any card. TFS. Hope your doing well!ReplyCancel

  • JenFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:34 am

    Thank you for the tutorial that realy dresses up a cardReplyCancel

  • Karen WFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:34 am

    Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial. I love your card and even though I don’t sew I think maybe I can handle this. LOLReplyCancel

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  • JeanFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:47 am

    How beautiful and how sweet. That’s for such a great card and the tutorial.
    As always your creativity is flowing! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn CraigFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:52 am

    Such a sweet card! Love the ribbon combo’s.


  • lois skiathitisFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:54 am

    Beautiful card Becca. The ruching looks so elegant. Thanks for the video tutorial, which always makes it seem so much easier. It’s amazing what can be done with ribbon. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • dianeFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:56 am

    Hi Becca, WOW< WOW< WOW, You amaze me, I dont know how you come up with so many ideas, Thanks for sharing, you bring a joy to me every time I log on to your site.
    God Bless, DianeReplyCancel

  • ColleenFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:57 am

    Love your ribbon treatments and your tutorials. Your creations just amaze me. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. Gotta go try this one.ReplyCancel

  • Kay MFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:00 am

    Another absolutely, gorgeous, breathtaking card! I love the ruching effect. I used your “figure 8” bow on one of my cards at SCS the other day. Got a lot of comments about how much they liked it and one even said she came to your blog to watch the tutorial (because I gave you all the credit)! Thanks for all you do and your sharing. You are a very sweet gal!ReplyCancel

  • Elena ChamberlainFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:00 am

    Becca…ANOTHER great tutorial. I LOVE all the different elements you use and then you share the how-tos with us…how AWESOME is that?
    Love this ruched ribbon…gotta try it.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda R.February 3, 2011 - 10:11 am

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • CarolFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:13 am

    Becca, Love the card on ribbon ruching….Can you tell me if the design on the background is from that same set of stamps, is it a scrapbook paper design or? Thanks. CarolReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:15 am

    WOW this is gorgeous Becca. Simply stunning, and I´m definately going to try this very soon. I just love all yourgreat ideas with ribbons, and this one is really amazing.
    HAve a wonderful day hun.ReplyCancel

  • MargFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:29 am

    What a great ribbon embellishment. A nice change from a flat ribbon. Thank you for the tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Who knew it was that easy. Thank you for the tutorial. By the way, the card is very pretty also.ReplyCancel

  • Marge (mer)February 3, 2011 - 10:44 am

    Really gorgeous, Becca — TFS your instructional tutorial. I’d never have realized that you didn’t just stitch down the center! Sooo beautiful and unique!!!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:58 am

    Fun tutorial, Becca. Love the look it gives the ribbon. TFS :)ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKFebruary 3, 2011 - 11:41 am

    Beautiful card Becca and great tutorial..I love th different efect it gives to a card.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • RebekkaFebruary 3, 2011 - 11:53 am

    Gorgeous card Becca! Love the ribbon. Thanks for the tutorial on how to do this. ;)ReplyCancel

  • DelamaFebruary 3, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    I love the card. Thank you specially for show how to do the ribbon. I really like it.
    Have a great day

  • Ginny K.February 3, 2011 - 12:29 pm

    What a nice way to use the ribbon for a different look. thanks for the tutorial.
    I think I will try this technique to add some flare to my cards!! ~Gin~ReplyCancel

  • HeatherFebruary 3, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    Very pretty Becca – another simple and effective technique which will look stunning on a wedding or christening card. Of course the flower tucked on the bottom is gorgeous……… Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Marcie SmithFebruary 3, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    Thanks so much for the ruching technique. It is a very lovely effect. Your card is simply gorgeous. I really love how you have added the fleur de lis element to label 14. Fleur de lis is just one of my favorites, and I am so glad that spellbinders has introduced so many fleur de lis die sets this past release. Can’t wait until they arrive.

  • JessicaFebruary 3, 2011 - 1:50 pm

    Lovely ribbon treatment Becca, You always do such beautiful things. TFSReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenFebruary 3, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    Beautiful Becca! This is just stunning. Thank you so much for posting the tutorial for us.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

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  • debby wFebruary 3, 2011 - 3:19 pm

    this is such a sweet card. i love it….ReplyCancel

  • Rene from OZFebruary 3, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Another ‘amazing’ card from you, your web site is aptly named ’cause all your cards are AMAZING’ I just look at your cards and drool, maybe that’s a bit to do with my age as well lol no just kidding. I love your work.
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtFebruary 3, 2011 - 5:31 pm

    Becca, This is so beautiful. thank you for the site to follow along .
    I plan to do it as soon as I have some time.

  • MckieFebruary 3, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    Beautiful card Becca and I love the ruching. Will have to try that.ReplyCancel

  • AnnelieFebruary 3, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    I love coming to this site everyday to see another one of your gorgeous creations. Love the ruching treatment — will have to try it on one of my cards. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • AnneFebruary 3, 2011 - 7:02 pm

    Another stunning ribbon treatment. Thanks so much for the tutorial :o)

    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanFebruary 3, 2011 - 8:29 pm

    How pretty is that……I haven’t done this ….but will give it a try…..thank you so much for sharing…..ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsFebruary 3, 2011 - 8:34 pm

    thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • JeanneFebruary 3, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    Becca- your blog is the highlight of my day. When I see your beautiful art work, I get a high, mostly because of how beautiful your work is, but also because you make it easy for us to try and copy your creations. I just finished watching your bow tutorials and can’t wait to try it myself. Thank you for bringing so much beauty, knowledge, and grace into our lives. God bless you. <ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:24 pm

    Oh thank you, Becca.
    I have always loved the looked of ruched ribbon but never knew how to make it!
    This is fantastic and easy once you know how isn’t it?
    I am really appreciating all of your tutorials. I am learning so much :o)
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • Sylvia JohnsonFebruary 4, 2011 - 12:50 am

    Becca thank you for sharing this. It’s lovely. Your card is beautiful. I love all your ideas on using your Nesties. I have so many and I like to use them as much as possible. I have a lot of moolah invested in them. Worth every penny because of all the great things you can do with them.
    I want you to know I am still praying for God to help you through everyday life. Cast your cares upon him.ReplyCancel

  • pat pFebruary 4, 2011 - 4:36 am

    Thank you for the lesson. Much appreciated..and it is pretty.


  • emilyFebruary 4, 2011 - 6:04 am

    So feminine and pretty. Love the ribbon technique and the great tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Deepa M.February 4, 2011 - 8:03 am

    Gorgeous card – thanks for the tutorial!! You’ve been so sweet to share so many of them recently, and I’ve got TONS of ideas swimming around for when I can finally get to craft again :) Have a wonderful weekend!! {hugs}ReplyCancel

  • AnneFebruary 4, 2011 - 8:15 am

    oh wow Becca, such a simple thing to do but a marvellous effect. Gorgeous card as usual:)
    Anne xReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 4, 2011 - 10:27 am

    thanks for sharing the how to’s, it is so pretty, and just love your layering of dies and your pretty flower!ReplyCancel

  • ChristineFebruary 4, 2011 - 10:47 am

    Becca this card is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial. Do you have a tutorial on the flower for this card? I would love to make one. I have a very best friend for 40 years thatI would love to make a card for her like this one.
    Of course it will not be as nice as your.

    Your Sister in Christ


  • GabyFebruary 4, 2011 - 10:47 am

    What a great idea. Very clever and creativ.
    Thanks for the sharing and the tutorial.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Mary HarrisFebruary 4, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Thank you Becca for this tutorial! Your card is beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • cynthiaFebruary 5, 2011 - 10:06 am

    Gorgeous cards and bows! I love the video tutorials. blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Kim KramerFebruary 5, 2011 - 11:19 am

    Wow Becca, you’ve done it again. Thank you so much for the instructional videos. =) I hope to get back into my craft room soon. I’m just dying to try out your bows. Your videos are such a blessing I can use to help me with each one. How fun it’s going to be. And all thanks to you. =) Blessings to you, Becca.
    -Kim K.ReplyCancel

  • SharronFebruary 5, 2011 - 1:22 pm

    Your card is just gorgeous! THANKS SO MUCH for the marvelous tutorials. I tried the rolled flower recently and it was so easy since I could follow your simple instructions. I have also tried this technique but just used a straight running stitch. Next time I will use your version and I’m sure with more success.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferFebruary 6, 2011 - 9:53 am

    Such stunning work, as always! Thank you so much for this tutorial, the ruching is just beautiful. I must definitely give this a try some time in the near future =)ReplyCancel

  • SusanneFebruary 9, 2011 - 6:46 am

    Thank you for showing this beautiful ribbon project.ReplyCancel

  • Lori AFebruary 10, 2011 - 3:33 am

    This is fabulous Becca! Thanks for showing us how :)
    Love and prayers of blessings ~ LoriReplyCancel