A new recipe? Nope, just a card! But doesn’t it sound yummy??
This week’s Thursday Sweet Treats’ theme was “Joy of Dance”; what could be more joyful than the first dance of a bride and groom?
I grabbed my new favourite SU set- To Have and To Hold. I knew I wanted something rich and elegant, and I’ve been dying to try a new ribbon technique.
I found some beautiful S.E.I. Chocolate Nougat dp (beautiful, sparkly and costly! but so worth it); I made the card base out of SU Chocolate chip, and framed it Bazzil Raspberry Dream and Malted Milk. I’m craving dessert now, are you??
I had seen the famous Martha make some little roses with ribbon over the Christmas holidays. I bookmarked it, and set it aside. And of course, lost the bookmark when my computer crash. I went searching and was able to find this ribbon rose tutorial here. This actually seems to be a bit easier than the Martha tutorial, and it worked perfectly. I used Chocolate satin 5/8” ribbon from Michaels; I tried using my Chocolate Chip ribbon, but because it’s only 3/8”, I wasn’t thrilled with the size of the rose, I wanted it to be bigger.
I loved the lines of the paper and I wanted to keep the card simple, with the focus on the ribbon rose.
For the inside, I knew I had to be careful not to make it too simple, but needed some pizzaz as well. I picked out the flower and flourish stamp from the same set, and coloured the flowers with SU Pretty in Pink, and then SU Purely Pomegranate layered on top. I added tiny little pearls to each flower.
I was going to stamp “A Promise Made” on the inside, but decided that I didn’t want to crowd it, and decided to leave it blank.
Make sure to check out all the great submissions at ThursdaySweetTreat!
And yes, I know I’m two TTIC challenges behind…I will get them done, eventually!
Ciao for now,