Savannah O'Gwynn, where she talked about Travis' card style. His style has just 3 steps: Stamp, Ribbon, Done. Ever since I saw the video, I had this concept brewing in the back of my mind of how to make an interesting card with just one stamp and some ribbon.
So, I pulled out some apple green and aquamarine satin ribbon today, and things just kind of fell into place. Why not use the ribbon to make a faux patterned paper for the card?! And that's exactly what I did.
I did deviate just the slightest bit from Trav's style by creating a base and a slightly skinnier center panel. In my defense, this was mainly because I didn't want the inside of the card to show the ribbon ends, and just sticking a white panel on the inside would have made the card hang open (which drives me batty!).
Now, since I could only stamp one thing, I decided to stamp the sentiment - and to go bold. Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold and the Happy stamp was the perfect choice. I stamped the large "happy" in Avery Elle's Aquamarine pigment ink, as it was the perfect tone that's right between the two ribbon colors. More green than the blue, and more blue than the green. I stamped the word "anniversary in black.
Then I set to create the stripe pattern by alternating the green and the blue ribbon. I used my tape adhesive to adhere them directly to the panel, and secured the ends on the back with scotch tape. I then adhered the entire panel to the card front.
And that's all there is to it!
Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy
Avery Elle pigment ink in aquamarine
MFT Hybrid Ink in black licorice
Green Apple satin ribbon
Aquamarine satin ribbon