Thursday, 21 October 2010

Three Minute Thursday - using Baroque Motifs

Hello and welcome to another Three Minute Thursday - the place to come for fast card inspiration! All this week I've been showing projects made with the beautiful Stampin Up ribbons in my special offer ribbon assortment packs (click here for more details). There are three colours of the wide, striped grosgrain ribbon in the packs - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Night of Navy. Today's card features the classic Navy version:

This is one of those incredibly useful cards that takes minutes to make and can be used for almost anyone on any occasion - male, female, birthday, thank you, get well, wedding, anniversary, notecard etc.

Here's how to make this card:
  • Cut a 3" square piece of Patterns designer paper in Night of Navy.
  • Apply Snail to a length of striped grosgrain ribbon and wrap it around the designer paper, securing at the back.
  • Stamp the image in Night of Navy ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and trim around it. Pierce the centre of the image and decorate with a brad from the Hodge Podge hardware kit. Apply dimensionals to the back of the image and attach to the designer paper panel. 
  • Fix the panel to a Very Vanilla card base using more dimensionals.
  • You could add a sentiment centred below the focal panel if you wanted to.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Night of Navy
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Patterns designer paper in Night of Navy, striped grosgrain ribbon in Night of Navy, brad from the Hodge Podge hardware kit

You may be wondering what the text on the paper says... well it's one of Shakespeare's sonnets - this one:

I never saw that you did painting need,
And therefore to your fair no painting set;
I found, or thought I found, you did exceed
The barren tender of a poet's debt:
And therefore have I slept in your report,
That you yourself, being extant, well might show
How far a modern quill doth come too short,
Speaking of worth, what worth in you doth grow.
This silence for my sin you did impute,
Which shall be most my glory, being dumb;
For I impair not beauty being mute,
When others would give life, and bring a tomb.
There lives more life in one of your fair eyes 

Than both your poets can in praise devise. 

Isn't that beautiful?!

I also couldn't resist showing you this little parcel I sent over to a friend yesterday. The brown paper is stamped with the same motif as I used on today's card. The Tempting Turquoise ink looks fabulous against the brown paper - any colour from the Brights collection would work well. I added a tag made from Crumb Cake card stock and stamped with a matching motif. One of the gorgeous adhesive rhinestones adds the finishing touch.

Hope you've enjoyed today's speedy projects. Tomorrow I'll be showing you a project using the stunning Concord Crush stitched-poly ribbon which I have absolutely fallen in love with! Have fun today and hope to see you tomorrow!


  1. I really like the layout of your card with all the color and pattern at the top with lots of white space. I think that could work in any color combo. The wrapping paper is nice too.

  2. oh my .. gorgeous!!! I love the use of the baroque for both..
    the card is just elegant..
    It as a wrap and tag is just gorgeous.. love the colours.

  3. Hi Vicky

    This is such a striking card - really love it. Works really well for a guy, especially in this colour combination.

  4. Lovely card Vicky and love what you've done with that wrapping paper too.


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