Hello, hello, hello!  Happy Saturday!  I’ve been wanting to share this card all week and I’m glad I can finally post it on my blog. 

I created this little number for my Super Saturday post on the PaperWorks Co blog today.

My card reflects a “Ways to Use it” challenge on Splitcoast Stampers this week – Raving on Ribbon (WT275).  The idea is to use ribbon in your favourite way or an unusual way.  I talk about this at length over on the PWCO blog so I’m not going to totally repeat myself (and I’d love it if you’d visit that blog so if you have a spare minute scoot on over) but I will take a moment to share some details.  First, the card:

I think it turned out quite cute (and, yes, it is an actual card – it’s house-shaped – the fold is on the left).

So, I used my ribbon in my favourite way (ruffled – you HAVE to try this if you haven’t and I highly recommend Scor-Tape as your adhesive – I get mine at 7kidscollegefund.com) and I also used it in an unusual way by custom colouring some ribbon with copics and looping small strands to make Lucas’s mane (I used scor-tape for that too…you NEED some!)

You might not be able to tell in the picture but my ribbon is coloured in two different shades of yellow on Lucas.  It’s really fluffy and cute!  Well, full and cute…it’s not that fluffy as the copics made the ribbon a little stiffer than it was before I coloured it but still…

The tent top is a red triangle and I just glued a couple of pieces of white (strategically cut of course!) to the top to simulate the red and white stripes.  The scalloped edge was done by punching out red and white circles and cutting them in half.  The ruffle of blue ribbon hides the join between the scallops and the red triangle.

Another little element you might not see in the picture is that I ran some red cardstock through my paper crimper (remember those?) to give the side panels more of a “curtain” effect.

Here’s a little close up of Lucas on the 3-D stand that I made (using a square punch – just snip the square in half diagonally to make little triangles.)  You might be able to make out the different shades of yellow – they are a bit subtle:

After making this card I was struck with “circus fever”…if I didn’t already have a few projects in the works I would have made a matching popcorn holder and filled it with Crunch N Munch or crackerjacks…oh the possibilities!

Off to make some birthday invitations for a spa party…enjoy the rest of your day!