Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Anniversary- Trav's Style

A while ago, I watched a video by 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


  1. Hm.... I'm not sure what happened to my comment!

    Sorry if this is a repeat!

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you created stripes using ribbon! CLEVER! And I LOVE x1000000000 that you were inspired by Trav's Card Style (TCS). It's a hard style to use! LOL! Maybe one of these days I'll get Trav to make a video--- he thinks it's so easy! LOL!

    THANKS for sharing this creation! I can't wait to feature it on my blog!!! <3

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! Trav's style is tough, for sure! I'd love to see him make a card with it. Maybe then he'll expand it to Stamp, Ribbon, Embellishment! :D

      But it was a really great challenge. I probably never would have thought of making stripes from ribbons if it wasn't the only thing I could use. I really do like the result, especially since it's a satin ribbon and it shimmers in the light.

      I'd also love to see Trav choose some supplies for you and have you make a card from it. It would be very interesting to watch.

      Thank you so much for featuring me, too. I'm looking forward to trying TCS again. :D

  2. You use the simplest of materials and make the most gorgeous of cards! I have been thinking of this challenge too but haven't tried it yet. You've inspired me to want to try - adding it to the to-do list. lol I know what you mean about the ribbon showing on the inside, I don't like that look either. I've done it a few times but it never feels really finished when I do it. Can't wait to see what you do next time you try Trav's challenge. :)

    1. Thank you, Kylie! *hugs* I'm so glad you like the card!

      You should definitely try out Trav's style! As strange as it sounds, limiting the options of what you can use (and how much you can use) really pushes you to be creative in new ways. I've already got a few new ideas for another card in TCS. :D

  3. Hey hey, Elle! Just wanted to let you know that you were featured on my blog last week: http://www.savannahland2.blogspot.com/2014/07/virtual-smooches-birthday-cake.html

    CONGRATS! And THANKS for joining in the fun with Trav's Card Style!!!

    And don't forget to join in the fun with my birthday giveaway HERE: http://www.savannahland2.blogspot.com/2014/08/whisker-graphics-birthday-celebration.html

    THANKS so much! Hope you have a fab week! <3

    1. Wohoo! Thanks so much for the feature, Savannah! I'll definitely check out the giveaway, too. :D