Beauty Surrounds Us

 I have a quick card to share with you today; it’s my try at Sketch Challenge 191.   Whoa, the sketch is really simple but the panels have to reach the edges which means I couldn’t really do layers!!!!  A day without layers is like a day without sunshine :)  Okay, so I made up for it with ribbon…thank goodness there were no restrictions there.  All in all a very quick card!

There are basically two side by side panels.  On top of that I constructed a panel woven with ribbon.  Using my word punch I measured and cut seven holes.  The ribbon is woven from the back and x’ed across the front to hold the panel of paper I wanted to stamp on.  Working from right to left, I ended the weaving with a knot on the end.  A small gap gave me the room I needed to stamp my sentiment. 


Stamps:  Penny Black – Sentiment, Stampabilities – Flourish
Paper:  Colorbok Ornate, Bazzill
Ink:  Coffee Bean Brilliance
Accessories:  Ribbon, SU Word Punch, Brads

Yea!!   Have a fab Friday!!

  • barb schramAugust 29, 2008 - 10:16 am

    Oh, Becca! HOW fun is this! The ribbon treatment is PERFECT! But then all your work is wonderful! Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 29, 2008 - 10:30 am

    Good afternoon, Becca. Your card is absolutely stunning ( for a quick card!!! I wish – it would take me all day to decide on the layout, the technique and then putting it together). I have, however, used a similar lacing technique on a card and it drew many favourable comments. TFSReplyCancel

  • Kim HowardAugust 29, 2008 - 10:36 am

    Beautiful cards, love the ribbon weaving!ReplyCancel

  • StefanieAugust 29, 2008 - 10:45 am

    You have a talent to make something wonderful out of something very plain. Unbelievable how you made this layout come to life in that special Becca fasion ! :)ReplyCancel

  • Pansy JonesAugust 29, 2008 - 11:18 am

    Love the card and the ribbon. Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • lengowAugust 29, 2008 - 11:51 am

    I do not know to express my admiration .

    I have opened mouths surprise too .

    I have fallen from impression on knees and I can not come up.

    Something beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I congratulate idea – wow , wow, wow !!!!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieAugust 29, 2008 - 12:45 pm

    Once again Becca an outstanding job! I love the ribbon criss-cross!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.August 29, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I do not understand the concept of how this was made… to new to this type of thing… lol. But, I have to say beautiful even if I don’t “get it”!!!


  • JanineAugust 29, 2008 - 1:51 pm

    Gorgeous card BEcca!!! Love the ribbon!!
    Have a fabulous weekend.`ReplyCancel

  • mary puskarAugust 29, 2008 - 3:28 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous! How did you ever think up the trick with the word window punch! You are AMAZING! Have a great weekened.


  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 29, 2008 - 3:53 pm

    Becca……what a fantastic ideal that was to weave the ribbon like that!!! I did that challenge too, but did not realize it had to be all the way to the edge………….I very new at challenges!!! Yours is really lovely and I love the color combination you used!!!ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyoneAugust 29, 2008 - 4:07 pm

    Its beautiful as always, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • KayAugust 29, 2008 - 10:09 pm

    I have stumbled onto your blog, and wanted to tell you how beautiful your work is! All of your projects are well thought out and I love your attention to detail. I was so inspired that I spent my evening playing with cuttlebug embossing folders and border punches – something you have mastered in your designs. Keep up the good work! God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 29, 2008 - 10:25 pm


    Beautiful card, very elegant. Love how you did the ribbon weaving.
    God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaAugust 29, 2008 - 10:51 pm

    Beautiful card!!! I love the ribbon.
    God bless

  • Debbie OlsonAugust 30, 2008 - 12:50 am

    Becca, what a cool way to lace–using that word window punch! You always surprise and delight!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda K.August 30, 2008 - 7:12 am

    What a fabulous ribbon technique! That is very unique to me, I have never seen it done like that before! Great job. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • CarinAugust 30, 2008 - 7:59 am

    Love the card… how do you come up with these things? The ribbon weaving is so cool!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanAugust 30, 2008 - 10:13 am

    Very pretty card. The criss cross ribbon is very intriguing.ReplyCancel

  • Linda EAugust 30, 2008 - 10:26 am

    I love, love, LOVE what you did with the riboon. This card is absolutely gorgeous. Your talent never ceases to inspire me!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)August 30, 2008 - 11:19 am

    LOL! Too cute….but you did a great job and I think the layers are PERFECT. Wowzers on the ribbon….I love the detail you put into the design. Have a great long weekend. I can’t wait to see what you are creating!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Y.August 30, 2008 - 2:47 pm

    Becca, I am fairly new to card making and blogging. However, I must say, I love your work. You are one of the most talented I have seen. I absolutely love this card. I wish I had just a small amount of your creativity.
    Cathy Y.ReplyCancel

  • MariAugust 30, 2008 - 3:41 pm

    Wow, Becca! Am I ever glad that I subscribe! I hope you’ve added this to your SCS gallery, I need to go favorite it. I just love how the sentiment and the ribbon belong together. Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • DawnAugust 31, 2008 - 8:18 am

    Gosh Becca
    What an amazing panel you have came up with – so inventive!
    Beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • MariangelesAugust 31, 2008 - 1:41 pm

    Beautiful cards!!ReplyCancel

  • SueSeptember 1, 2008 - 6:28 am

    This is a beautiful card, Becca. I love the ribbon weaving, as it looks like many others do. You do very nice work!!ReplyCancel

  • nutka1911September 1, 2008 - 12:52 pm

    This is amazing! I love your card and your blog!ReplyCancel

  • SueSeptember 2, 2008 - 4:49 am

    This is such a pretty card. . .very dainty.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy KerrSeptember 2, 2008 - 3:47 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful card, Becca. It so intrigued me that I immediately got out my word window punch. However, I can’t for the life of me figure out how you were able to accomplish punching all those windows as paper can only be inserted so far into the punch. Did you fold the paper first before punching? I didn’t see any crease lines. Are you willing to share this secret? I hope so. Regardless, the card is amazing. Very creative.


  • LorelieSeptember 2, 2008 - 7:40 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Your creations are absolutely BREATHTAKING!!! I love what you did with the SU word window punch and ribbon….definitely going to have to CASE that!ReplyCancel