Every time I say this I think of that song Paper Roses that Marie Osmond made into a hit after Anita Bryant had sung it. This week's challenge on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog was to create a card and make your own paper ribbon.
Before I chose an image from my Sassy Cheryl's folder, I decided to go have a look around in the new and improved Sassy Cheryl's Digis Store. Imagine my delight when I found not 1, but 6 images I had to have. Oh and this is before she added the little boy version of this image. She's called Missing You and she's just too cute. Love that haircut as it's how my daughters and my granddaughter wore their hair when they were little girls. When I saw her, I knew her outfit had to be "coordinating fabrics" and thus had to be paper pieced. It's funny, because Sassy Cheryl had the same thoughts when she did the colorized versions. The papers I used for the "fabric" are from a digital paper kit from Lily Bimble called Fiesta Papers. I found them at the My Grafico web site. The rest of her is colored with Copics.
The papers are either from my scrap box, or my cardstock file. I embossed the aqua papers with my polka dot embossing folder. Since I was doing coordinating papers, it worked out that I had two outfits, so I created two cards. OWH is asking for Missing You cards, so this is a Win/Win for me. I created the sentiment in Photoshop, and I'm posting it for anyone that wants it. I printed it and made it looked like it had been printed on a ribbon. I also used a strip of cardstock to create a "ruffled" ribbon.
Can you believe, I got this done before Monday afternoon at 4 p.m.? Yeah, I'm kind of amazed too, and to add icing to the cake, my house is also clean, so there was no guilt while I was crafting.