Wednesday, January 23, 2013

May Arts Ribbon Hop!


Welcome to our monthly blog hop with CardMaker!  You should have come from Sandy Allnock's Blog here....thanks for joining us!

I'm excited that today we get to partner with my favourite ribbon manufacturer - May Arts to bring you today's inspirations!  We got to play with an assortment of wonderful ribbon, so I have a couple of projects to show you.  And...be sure to read all the way through...May Arts is having a wonderful giveaway too!  



I thought I'd begin with a little ribbony Valentine for you.  I began by die-cutting two layers of Classic Scalloped Hearts from Spellbinders keeping the negative image of the die cut and creating a layered window design, lining the smaller opening with rows of this pretty double striped pink ribbon from May Arts.  All you do is outline the back of the heart with Scor Tape and lay the rows of ribbon down. Then I embossed the lighter pink layer of cardstock with this Fireflies embossing folder.  



A little bow, some gems and this pretty sentiment from Flourishes Inside and Out You stamped onto a little Tailor Made Classic Tag and trimmed out and you have a perfectly pink Valentine!  



For this card, I wanted the ribbon be the center of attention and make a big beautiful statement...so I decided to create a ribbon rose.  (Here's the tutorial if you're interested in making one).    This pretty houndstooth ribbon creates such a pretty rose!  I paired it up with this Sweetness of Friendship stamp from Flourishes stamped in turquoise ink, again using a die as a framing piece by instead keeping the negative of the die cut.  This one is the Floral Ovals from Spellbinders.  To match the ribbon I used a Houndstooth embossing folder on the turquoise cardstock, and added some felt leaves cut with a Sizzix die.  I think the leaves add just the right pop of colour.  Finally I added some pretty gems with this Lacey Ovals Nestabling.  



Such a fun accent don't you think?  




Now you'll want to stop by the May Arts Blog today and enter because they are giving away something special!    FOUR Spools of ribbon of the winner's choice!  How awesome is that?  

Now I'm going to send you off to Dee Dee Catron's Blog to see some more ribbon goodness!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!





48 comments:

Charlene said...

Wow...great pops of color! Love how you used the houndstooth.

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards and LOVE how you made the flower!

Sue D said...

Very pretty ribbon lined window on the first card and love the houndstooth ribbon rose on the second.

Melanie said...

Love the ribbon valentine, Christine!

Glenda J said...

These are both so clever and pretty! Great work. Hugs.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What gorgeous cards and lovely bright colors. Sure to make someone smile. And, those ribbon treatments are super great additions. Love them.

Tami Mayberry said...

Very pretty designs! TFS :)

Scraps said...

So clever--by using the negative cuts you essentially get 2 cards from each pass, which is always fabulous.

itzamitzi said...

I love that valentine. A great way to use up big ribbon spools. Thanks for a great idea.

conil said...

Wow you really know howw to showcase this ribbon. The
heart card is so clever and pretty and blue/green color combos always make me happy

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the texture the ribbon adds to the cut out heart shape and the pretty houndstooth flower!
DeniseB

Michele Clay said...

That ribbon just makes this card "POP"! Love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

such beautiful cards Christine.

greetings karin

Sherry Butcher said...

both cards are Wonderful! Love the pink ribbon inside the heart and sounds so easy, the rose is just perfect for the 2ed card. TFS.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Christine! Both of these cards are so gorgeous! I am falling in love with houndstooth all over again with these gorgeous colors! Thanks for the link to the ribbon rose - cannot wait to try that!

Camille Short said...

Fun!

Its In Our Hands said...

Really pretty card!

Chris said...

Lovely cards!

Ivanka said...

Beautiful cards! Love your ribbon rose, gorgeous!

rscholz said...

Great cards. I like how you used ribbon for the backgroung of the heart die cut. Thanks for sharing.

by belle said...

Love both cards and that ribbon rose!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, very neat how you layered the ribbon in the heart. Mary L Schreiber

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Über cool! Loving that ribbon backed heart!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Pretty cards! I love the pink one!

Emily Keaton said...

These are so beautiful!

AJ said...

great cards Christine- I almost did one just like your heart card!!

Jackie said...

I love your cards! The big blue ribbon is outstanding!

Marianne Barkman said...

Fantabulous cards...thanks for sharing. i am a new follower

Trudi said...

What cute cards! Love the use of ribbon in the heart & I love that ribbon flower too! Thanks for sharing!

Emily H said...

Super cool! I love your ribbon rose!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the layered look on the first card.

~Tammy~ said...

These are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

so neat, love the ribbon idea with the heart and the colors and design on the second is so pretty!

TLady said...

What BEAUTIFUL CARDS Christine!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOVE VALENTINES!!!!!!!! AND I LOOOOOOOOVE your Ribbon Rose!!!!!!!! IT'S QUITE STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! :)

marylouh said...

Love the die-cut Valentine card. I've put that on my list of things to try. The rose is really pretty. thanks for the video to help with making it.

Sandy Allnock said...

Sooooo very pretty - you're incredibly talented!

Cynthia Rose said...

Love the ribbon heart!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you filled the heart with ribbon, great cards!

Katherine said...

Great cards! I love that houndstooth ribbon!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh Christine, I love both the cards, the use of filling the open heart with ribbon (and beautiful ribbon it is) is so cleaver. The rolled rose is gorgeous.

jen said...

These are both so fab- and full envy that you already have the houndstooth! :D

Lauren Taylor (readysetLove) said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you used the ribbon.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you used the negative space. I am inspired!

Pat McCleary said...

Love the striped ribbon in the pink valentine.

Carmen Nuland said...

I love both of these cards - the heart is so beautiful and I love different flower ideas. Great job!

niconick said...

Love both of these cards--the houndstooth flower and the heart! Nicely done!

Teresa said...

beautiful cards

Chrissy said...

The both cards! The way you laid the ribbon to "color" the heart is very pretty. And you made a houndstooth flower! How awesome is that?!