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!