HSS Challenge – Ribbon & Lace

These cards were created for another HSS Challenge (Hand Stamped Sentiments). Theme:  Ribbon and Lace.  Stampin’Up! has beautiful ribbons.  I had heard that the Seam Binding ribbons were hard to work with — but! to my surprise this was not the case.  The Seam Binding ribbons are so beautiful, so soft & sweet, and great to work with.  I know I’ll be getting more.

All day long, I just could not get started in creating my card for this challenge.   I only needed to create one card — but thanks to Colin Firth aka Mr. Darcy of “Pride and Prejudice”, I got my inspiration.    I thought of Miss Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy at the Netherfield Ball which was hosted by Mr. Bingly at his summer home/mansion.   And all the beautiful lace and ribbon on the gowns worn by all the ladies.  Anyway, I got carried away again and just couldn’t stop creating. Thanks to my friend Amy Lazzell, who let me use her new stamp set “Baby Blossoms”, I created the first two cards.   The first “blue” card reminds me of Mr. Darcy (his soft side and adoration for Miss Bennett).  And the second, of course, of Miss Elizabeth Bennett.  So here are my cards.  I hope you like them.

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The last card is just a 3×3 note card that was actually created from scraps.  The rainbow textured portion was a small scrap from a previous card as well as the ribbons – these were scraps.  Colors of inks are:  Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point.  The seam binding ribbons are:  Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze.  I just used daubers with same ink colors and sponged diagonal lines of color for a background and stamped the wording.

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