Thursday, July 12, 2012

May Arts Project

Hello there lovely peeps. As some of you may have known, this past year I've been on May Arts DT and I truly love being part of their DT. This time, I made it again to their top finalist for 2013-2013 term and today, I am sharing a project that I am  hoping will get me selected to be part of their DT again.

 As you already know May Arts carries so many beautiful ribbons that you can use for all kind of projects. For me, my favorite kind of projects is the ones that related to card making of course.

This time, I am sharing a card that utilizes three different kinds of ribbons. I think when people think of ribbons on card, we tend to immediately think of bow. But, the truth is we can use ribbons on card in many different way. You can use it to create your own embellishment, as border, as background, etc.

Here’s a look at my card using ribbons and no bow in sight. :)

My supply list to make this card:
- Cardstock
- Flower & leaves from Avocado Arts Thoughts & Smiles set
- Sentiment from Avery Elle Framed Fonts set
- Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow Inkpad
- May Arts Lace Ribbon (390-38-09)
- May Arts Sheer Dots Ribbon (JD46)
- May Arts Grosgrain Ivory Stripe (RG17)
- Helmar 450 Quick dry Adhesive

How to:
1. Cut a panel slightly smaller than the card base. Adhere the grosgrain ivory stripe ribbon, tucking the end behind the panel.
2. Run a thin line of glue on the bottom of the grosgrain ribbon and layer the lace ribbon. Trim it to match the edge of the panel.  Adhere panel to card.
3. Make a ring or wreath base by cutting a circle with an opening on the inside. My wreath size is 3-7/8 and the inside opening is about 2 inch wide. And, don’t throw away the inside circle. Stamp it with sentiment and adhere to the ribbon border. Helmar 450 Quick adhesive is awesome for this kind of project.
4. Wrap sheer dots ribbon on the ring. I simply add a dot of adhesive at the starting point and then just wrap the ribbon around the ring. Add another dab of adhesive to secure the end. Adhere ribbon wreath to card.
5. Stamp flower and leaves, color (I used watercolor marker to color the leaves and copic marker for the flower), fussy cut them, and adhere to the side of the wreath. I only glue the bottom part of the leaves and leave the top part free for extra dimension.

And… there you have it a beautiful card that uses 3 different kind of ribbon.  I love the way this card turns out because even though I used more than one ribbon it doesn’t look busy. In fact it has a clean & modern look.  

I hope you enjoy this project and be inspired to use ribbons in your projects. Thank you so much for stopping by here and have a fabulous day.


JJ Bolton said...

Vera!!! This is just the prettiest little card! (I love pink and green:) Thanks for the tutorial too!

Jay Gee said...

Your ribbon wreath is awesome Vera - simple idea, but so effective! Good luck with the DT :)

Alice said...

the ribbon frame is fabulous. such a beautiful card, Vera! love love it!

RSM said...

This is beautiful, Vera! XOXO

Kara Lynne said...

Such a fresh, clean look! I love that dotted green ribbon frame and you have the perfect stripes and lace to back it up. Thanks for the tutorial!!

Susan F. said...

I love the ribbon frame. What a great idea. Sweet card Vera!

Loly Borda said...

Beautiful card! The wreath is a-w-e-s-o-m-e.

Loly Borda

~amy~ said...

Pink &

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card.

C said...

Fresh and pretty, Vera!

Anonymous said...

What a great ribbon idea. Best of Luck!

Sandy Allnock said...

Perfect card, Vera- you're a shoe-in to stay on the team!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Vera! So bright and happy and a fantastic way to use up those ribbons! Yum! And thanks so much for stopping by to say hello during the Market Street Stamps' Market Mini Blog Hop! Good luck!

TK said...

A lovely card! What a wonderful design and I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Diana Evensen said...

That is a great CAS card!!

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