Friday, September 6, 2013

Friends with Flair ~ Achieving Dreams

I love Fridays...although last Friday was a bit frustrating, since I couldn't get blogger to work on my ipad! Time to get my post for Friends with Flair finished!

I know a lovely young lady, who is my 'daughter from another mother', as a family we have known her for years, and love her dearly! We have hung onto eachother through good times and bad times...and this card was made to celebrate one of her very good times! 

She was homeschooled, and struggled with some things, but just last month she passed her GED!!!! We're incredibly proud of course, and I wanted to make her a special card to celebrate.

I used a couple of Distress Ink pads to add color to the background...and used the same ink pads to dye the ribbon I used for the bow!

And I love the stamp I used on the inspiring!

I followed this tutorial to dye the ribbon...and made a few more while I was at it! Try it! You just need a bit of water and a Distress Ink pad...really, that's it!!!

Would you believe that the ribbons started out looking like this???

  • cardstock: Neenah
  • ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Memento
  • ribbon: Hug Snug seam binding
  • stamps: Unity 'Impossible Dream', 'empowered words'
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have fun hopping around for inspiration!



  1. WOW! The dye-job on the ribbon to match the background is awesome. Great choice of image and inside sentiment.

  2. so very pretty! I love the dye-matched ribbon & paper

  3. Lovely CAS design, Meredith! Beautiful seam binding. The sentiment seems perfect for your "other" daughter!

  4. Lovely card. Thanks for the link to colour the ribbon. I will have to try this. TFS

  5. Thanks for the inspiration on the ribbon....been going to buy that Hug Snug for ages! Lovely card.

  6. Wonderful card and loving the dyed ribbon

  7. very very pretty card. love how the ribbon looks. she will love it!
    -Rachel w k

  8. What a great card for a dear, dear young lady. Your ribbons are fantastic!

  9. I love the soft look so pretty.

  10. This is pretty! I like the background and ribbon coloring. :)

  11. This is so gorgeous! I love how you dyed the ribbon - I am going to have to try this!

  12. Love what you did with the ribbons. Better look with your design! LOL. Tks for sharing and congrats to the young lady.

  13. Beautiful card! What a lovely way to celebrate such a fantastic accomplishment! She will treasure this for years!

    The ribbon turned out magnificent! I am in awe at how gorgeous the entire card is...front and inside too!

  14. Ooooh, this is so beautiful! Gorgeous!


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