Monday, July 13, 2009

Ribbon, or No Ribbon???

     I am offering some blog candy this week just for helping me decide if this card needs ribbon or not. I am usually all about more dimension, but just felt this card might stand alone without it.  All you have to do to enter is post a comment telling me which card you like better....with ribbon or without.  If you want 2 chances to win subscribe to  my blog also!  Contest will end this Friday at 8am, so don't miss out!

                                                    
I created this card casing from someone on Late Night           Stampers.  I am sorry I can not remember the creator, but if you leave a comment to whom you are, I will give u credit     where it is due.   I used the Strawberry from the Tart & Tangy set to stamp first.  Then I masked them, & stamped the swirls from the Baroque Motif set.  I then used the Versa Mark pen & marked up the strawberries and clear embossed them to give them some shine & stand out.  I used Real Red & Old Olive on the strawberries.  My layers are Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White on a Real Red Card Base.

I could not completely decide if it needs the ribbon or not.  What do you all think????

58 comments:

Shannon said...

I'm a big fan of ribbon and extra dimension, so I say use the ribbon!

Anonymous said...

no ribbon... :) I like just seeing the main image and not ribbon "in the way"...

kim d (kimd412@aol.com)

Tina said...

I think it looks fine either way. No ribbon is my preference though

Pam said...

Great card, love it! No ribbon.

Lianne said...

Although I'm normally an advocate for adding ribbon to EVERYTHING, I think it looks better without ribbon on this card. Very cute by the way!

Lianne

Wanda said...

I usually like ribbon - but I like your card better without ribbon.

Ya Buggin' Me said...

LOVE the card and this is a stamp set I just got! Anyway, I'm like most of the other and I like it better without the ribbon.
I'm off to subscribe to your blog now.
Thanks,
Malisa *A fellow Okie*

thestampinglady said...

Although I am known as the ribbon queen--in this case I do not feel the ribbon adds to the card. I think the strawberries make the best focal point. Less is more on this card.

Mary Campbell said...

I like the card without ribbon best. Pretty card.
Mary
jjjcamp at hotmail dot com

Joyce Spear said...

Hi, I just subscribed to your blog!

As far as the ribbon question, I think the card looks better without it. Might I make another suggestion? One "rule" of design is to work with an odd number of elements -- so for this reason I think the card with three strawberries looks better balanced than the other.

Smiles,
Joyce

Elaine said...

I love ribbon but I think the ribbon is in the wrong place. If you moved it in a bit and made the tails a bit shorter I think it would love good. What a great idea using the Baroque Motif as a vine, I know I am going to have to get that set!!

Rhonda said...

I like it without the ribbon. It's a beautiful card!
Rhonda

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I really like both of your cards, but I like the ribbon card better. I also think I'd tie a little piece of red ribbon across the bow of the green ribbon to make the ribbon stand out a little more...

Thanks for the sample - I just bought this set!

Dorothy in KY

Kayleen said...

I usually say add ribbon -- but not in this case. The card is just beautiful without it and the ribbon doesn't seem to really add anything. Great job and thanks for sharing!

Kayleen
http://kayleenscreations.blogspot.com

Teri said...

I like it with the ribbon. It adds a little extra touch.

Lindam530 said...

Your card is beautiful, without the ribbon!

Beverly Kissler said...

Great card either way but I would go with no ribbon.

Jennifer said...

I love ribbon, but this card is better without the ribbon I think. The ribbon, for me, tends to draw my attention away from the focal point of the card which is beautiful in itself. So no ribbon. Jennifer Eby

Stampin' With Angie said...

I like the card both ways but I think I'm leaning more toward "No ribbon". I think it looks great all by its self. :o)

Carol's Crafts said...

I like the card without the ribbon. I think the ribbon takes something away from the card.

Thanks
carol

Diane said...

Without ribbon. The ribbon takes away from your focal point.

Creative Art By Barb said...

I say No Ribbon.. I like seeing the entire image myself.
TFS,
Barb S

Lorie said...

I think this is a perfectly lovely clean and simple card that doesn't need the ribbon. Either way, though, it is lovely!

Wendy Hawkinson said...

I like the ribbon... it makes every ordinary card extraordinary! :)

Anonymous said...

I would go without ribbon. Love the card as is.

Becky W.

Tamarra said...

Persinally I like it better with the ribbon. But maybe try it with red, it might be the change you are after. Good luck with your card.

Anonymous said...

It looks good with a ribbon

kate The kid said...

without the ribbon....your card looses it semetry and balance with the ribbon. rush8888@att.net and i am following you like a lost kitten.

Anonymous said...

I usually like to add ribbon, but this time, the green ribbon takes away from the clean look. Maybe red ribbon?? Good luck and thanks for letting us help you.
Debbie F.

Carolyn said...

I love ribbon, but on this card, I say no ribbon. It is gorgeous without, so I say NONE! Thanks for the inspiration.

Carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

Carolyn said...

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Scrapperbo said...

I agree with the majority. I like it better with no ribbon. Very pretty card. =o)

Janice Webb said...

No ribbon is my vote.

tribolt98 said...

Go with the ribbon...just adds that little bit extra that makes the card

tammy said...

I like the card. I would put ribbon as little bows on the stem part of the strawberry.

Anonymous said...

I like the card with a ribbon! Both are very nice!

lynn said...

I like the card with a ribbon! Both are very nice!

nanny23@live.com

LisaW said...

I like texture, and I love ribbon, but this card is just perfect without it. Now - a design suggestion. On the card without the ribbon, go back to 3 strawberries. Or add another, it's the rule of odd numbers ;-)

A Touch of SOL said...

I would say no ribbon...It would be too busy and take away from your focal point...those juicy strawberries...

Lorita said...

I like the card without the ribbon.

Doreen Hewitson said...

I really like this card...but without the ribbon. Thanks for sharing!

charlotte cook said...

I like it both ways also, but if I have to pick one - w/o ribbon. That is amazing for mwe to say that because I use ribbon on almost everything.
Charlotte
PS I also subscribed by feedburner

Gloria said...

I like the one without the ribbon. I like seeing the whole boarders

Debi said...

The ribbon in my opinion!...maybe trim it back just a bit though!....

hope that helps...

Lea Kimmel said...

I like the card with three strawberries and I would change the ribbon from green to red. If you have some red sheer organdy ribbon, I think that would add a nice pop of color without competing with the strawberries. I would also keep the ribbon tails trimmed short. It's a darling card, thanks for sharing it.

Ginny said...

Hi! I just found your blog while surfing around today and am totally loving your creations. I think I like this card without the ribbon as the ribbon sort of takes away from the strawberries a bit. Keep up the fantastic work =)

Tracy in Michigan said...

Normally I'm a ribbon person for sure, however, I think I like the version without the ribbon better. Great cards!! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy as well. Tracy in Michigan, crazyforsu@aol.com

Redparrot53 said...

I would say "YES" to some ribbon and maybe a couple rhinestone brads on the swirly design...this is a beautiful card! Great job!

Stampindragon said...

I like ribbon, but I think it takes away from this card instead of adding to it. I like it without the ribbon and with the extra strawberry. Pretty card!

Andrea said...

If you really wanted to use ribbon, maybe just a small bow towards the bottom left but otherwise I would go ribbonless.

Karol Keo said...

No ribbon, card's beautiful already. Great job!

Susan Timmerman said...

Both are really nice but I am a nut-case for ribbon!!! So, I say with the ribbon!

kelly worner said...

i like it without the ribbon Heidi,
thanks,
kelly w

Sandy said...

The card is beautiful - I like the ribbon, but I would leave it off & put a sentiment on them. On the top card, I would put it to the left of the 2nd strawberry & on the bottom card, I would put in in the top left area.

Sandy Sterling
sstamps@cmaaccess.com

Anonymous said...

'There is nothing wrong with a card that a little ribbon can't fix.' In this case, try tying the know higher up and trim the ends much shorter. I think what you may not like about it now is the balance. Great card idea though. And do stick to an odd number of strawberries, also a balance thing. I will have to CASE this one. I never use that stamp set. TFS
Judi Szyndrowski
judistampnscrap@yahoo.ca

Mary S said...

With ribbon, definately - I thing it adds a little pizzazz. Very cute either way, though!

Mary Davis said...

I like the card without the ribbon better but use an odd number of strawberries,(odd numbers are balance) but it looks okay with the ribbon also. mdavis74@rochester.rr.com

Gaye Lynn said...

I like the first one the best with more strawberries and no ribbon. I think the ribbon doesn't do anything for the second card. If you want ribbon on it just tie a small bow and place it on the card toward the top left corner area..or use some small wording like "sweet" or something like that.