My stamping adventures

Thursday, December 18, 2014

May Arts Christmas card challenge---didn't win

>>>>I wasn't one of the winners, I guess better luck next time for me.  Congratulations to the winners.<<<<<<

***this post will stick here till 12-18-14. If you have a chance please go to vote (see below) on my cards or any of the others. thank you.  scroll down to see most recent post.***
First wanted to say thank you to Bethney at May Arts ribbons for
accepting me as one of the twelve to participate in the Christmas
card challenge. Go here and follow instructions to vote on our cards, you have till 12/18/14 to vote . We were sent this ribbon that is like seam binding so it is perfect to use on cards with not a lot of bulk added to the card.  If you look to the left you will see my first card which is a twisted easel card with lots of green and brown tone ribbons that worked great for my gingerbread man theme.  the background piece is a take on the bargello technique then I added ribbons to the top tags by threading them through the holes to tie bows.  On the bottom tags I did what I call a ribbon folded bow kinda like ribbon candy.  For my second card (look to the right) again I did an easel card but I used Spellbinders Nestabilities dies for a shape card.  The background piece is the bagello technique and the top ribbon
bow is what I like to call a loopy bow.  All I did was thread a small piece of ribbon in the hole then I looped all the ribbons around my four fingers and next placed the looped ribbons in between the ribbon that was threaded through the hole and tied it off.....separate all the ribbon loops to make a fun floppy loopy bow.  Now if you look at the stamped candy cane there is another type of bow where I did a one hole bow.  Wrap the ribbon around the piece and thread both ends of the ribbon through the one hole and tie a bow!  comes out perfect every time! One last card which is one of my go to type of card ...... a shaker card!  A fun card that is always a wow card and this one is no exception.  First I adhered the ribbons to a piece of cardstock then ran it through my Big Kick with this big Sizzix snowflake for the shaker opening of the card then just finish off the card with saying and you are done.  Hope you stuck it out here for this long post and please go to Ribbons May Arts blog to see mine and all the other cards created with these ribbons and don't forget to leave a comment over there on the cards you liked.  thanks!
enter in following challenge:
1.  CCEE stampers - starring santa
card details:
all images by Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.
all ribbons by May Arts ribbons

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful cards, Sue! Love using the snowflake as a shaker--great idea! Gingerbread man is super.


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