Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wishing

One of my very favorite ribbon styles is the beautiful wrinkled ribbon from May Arts. The Really Reasonable Ribbon Store has so many gorgeous colors. It's so easy to work with and to add embellishments. My card today uses the beautiful White Wrinkled Ribbon:
I watercolored my main panel background using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique (funny, since my ribbon also has wrinkle in the name!), and added a die cut word from Simon Says Stamp. I tied a simple bow with the White ribbon and added some Gold Metallic Baker's Twine for added interest and to match the gold in my background paper. 
In the center I added a delicate and spring-y Apple Blossom from the Mixed Assortment. A few sequins for shine and I have a mixture of contemporary and traditional styles. I love how it turned out! All of my layers are held together with 3/8" Scor-Tape.
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Dragonfly Journeys #86 – Bodacious Bows  
613 Avenue Create #194 – Anything Goes  
Word Art Wednesday #270/271 – Anything Goes  
TTCRD – Anything Goes  
Tuesday Throwndown #331 – Favorite Embellishment (ribbon and twine)  
Artistic Inspirations #173 – Anything Goes   
Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #228 Anything Goes

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Celebrating Ba-Bees!

Happy Weekend Cardmakers! Have you seen the new Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon? It's all about Celebrations. Today I am celebrating the birth of a new niece last week with a non-traditional ba-bee (baby) card - submitted as my sample for our Challenge!
I stamped five bees in a row on Heavyweight White CS (Hobby Lobby), using the two-step stamping technique. I stamped the gold bodies first, then the overlay of black detail and wings. I used a stencil and lightly (and randomly) sponged over the bees in different directions with a brighter yellow ink. The fifth bee I cut out using the matching die (Dragonfly Dreams from Stampin' Up!) and layered it on my second bee above. You can see a little shadow underneath from being popped up using 3D Foam Tabs.
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I adhered all my panels using Scor-Tape (I like the 1/4" and 3/8") and then stamped my sentiment. It is three separate words from a retired stamp set by The Alley Way Stamps. I love the play on words with "bee." I then wrapped my Metallic Gold Baker's Twine several times around the left side (this card opens like a book), added a heart charm (that matches the bees' gold), and tied a simple bow.

And it's ready to mail!

Be sure to join in the Challenge and play along. It's so fun to see what everyone makes, and what wonderful ideas you all have!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hello Love

Welcome to the February Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Ginny's blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened along, be sure to start at the beginning at the RRR Blog (I am the third stop, so you don't have far back to go!) so you don't miss out on the awesome projects, fun news, and a prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon! Our hop goes live at 6:30 AM Central.
I am continuing, for a bit longer, my stamping goal to make and work on cards that are CAS (Clean and Simple) and/or flat and mailable. I tend to use a lot of embellishments and layers and make it so expensive to mail cards. And that is the other part of the goal -- to actually mail them!
So with that in mind, I present you a slightly, almost flat, CAS design for the hop today!

Each 13th of the month it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop where we highlight the Ribbon Club! My favorite color is pink, so I was thrilled with the choices in the February Pink & Green Mix ribbon club package. If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season.
For this month's card, I used three of the ribbons in the assortment and made my design using the Iris Twist (Iris Folding) Technique. An old technique, but one that recipients always love. All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape.
You can find many patterns and instructions if you Google "Iris Folding Patterns". Pinterest also has oodles! I used this pattern for my card:
I used Archival Black ink (SU!) for my sentiment (Sealed With Love by Stampin' Up!) and Hobby Lobby's Heavyweight White CS. The back panel is Glitter Green cardstock from DCWV. I added a few Doodlebug sequins for my simple embellishments.

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays - chocolate and handmade cards! What could be better?
 
Now off to Cheryl's blog, where you will have a feast for the eyes!



I am having a huge craft sale in a Facebook Group page! A whole lotta crafty goodness from my stamp studio -- for you! Lots of stamps, dies, ribbon, paper, stickers, embellishments and more! Lots of your favorite brand name companies - and more added each week!



CHALLENGES:

The Ribbon Girl – February Card Challenge
Allsorts Wk 402 – Hearts and/or Flowers
Brown Sugar #237 – Rhinestones and/or Ribbon
Crafting with Friends #36 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #43 – Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #24 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #33 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #111 – Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenge – Do you prefer ribbon or lace?  I love lace! It gives such a feminine, shabby chic touch to everything!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Happy For You

Today I want to share some of the details of the card I made for our Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink/Red Challenge last month. 
I chose White Crochet Lace, Ivory Burlap String, and Pearl Pink Chevron Ribbon for my trims. 

My bird (SU!) was stamped in Archival Black Ink (SU!) and watercolored with Kuretake Paints. I dry embossed my main panel, using the Falling Hearts embossing folder from Stampin' Up!, and stamped my sentiment with Archival Black. 
I added the banner with crochet lace attached, and pleated my Chevron Ribbon across the middle, and off the end. I wrapped it with Burlap String to hold the pleats down.
After I adhered the circle and bird, I added some embellishments: a string bow, with a corrugated heart and Resin Flower. I think it turned out so cute! What do you think?