Friday, July 3, 2015

Ribbon, ribbon, ribbon...May Arts and Stampendous!

We’ve had a lot going on this week to keep your Summer Vacation hopping with inspiration. In one event we’re hopping all week with one of our very favorite craft partners. May Arts ribbon is an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts on all our samples.

All week you’ve had chances to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists is sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE US commenters  will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.
Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog today, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!
I've used our Stampendous weekly theme of "By the Sea" along with some May Arts ribbon for one of my creations today. Here's the first one:

I know, technically this isn't "By the Sea", but it certainly would be "By the Sound"! We used to spend two weeks at the Outer Banks in North Carolina every summer, and always stayed on the sound side, it was so peaceful! Do you see the Heron's dragonfly friend. I used two piece of May Arts ribbon and some of their black jute to create my dragonfly ribbon. The Heron (DWLG757) was paste embossed with the Matte Black Embossing Paste (DWDMBP). After it had dried about 10 minutes, I gently brush some mica powders on the tree and leaves.

Now for my second card, HAPPY 4th of JULY to all our followers in the USA!

"Oh say can you see..."
These are the cute Patriotic Painters (HMCR33), and the Cling Free and Brave (CRF234) from Stampendous. I colored them with a combination of Copic markers and Chameleon pens. The beautiful red, white, and blue ribbon is, of course, from May Arts. To create the rosette, I simply basted along the edge of the red stripe, pulled it from both ends to form the rosette, and knotted it. I closed the edge with just a little Fabri-Tac from Beacon Adhesives, then added a silver star brad to the center.

I've included all the links for the week, in case you missed any, just scroll down to reach the others.



Happy Creating,


TracyM #6773 said...

Your 4th of July card is SO CUTE and - WOW - "peace" is really is a GORGEOUS piece - LOVE the colour combo, image and CLEVER ribbon dragonfly!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION Louise!!!
TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the first card - love outer banks
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

barbara macaskill said...

Being in VT means that we don't see the sea unless we travel! Would love to watch the Herons by the Sound though!!
LOVE both of these cards especially the stunning 4th of July card!!! TFS!

Carolina Kathy said...

Being a North Carolina girl, I think your first card is a great "Ocean" card! It is lovely! And, the three patriotic mice card is precious! Thx for sharing your creativity!

Stampendous said...

Oh these are gorgeous card, Louise! Peace is just amazing, loving how you added the ribbon Dragonfly. That's so creative! Just love the Patriotic Painters and your ribbon rosette is perfect, brilliant idea! Thank you so much for all your fabulous projects this week during all of our events.

Mary Holshouser said...
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Mary Holshouser said...

Love silhouettes and the heron makes for a striking card.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

Viki Banaszak said...

Your dragonfly is so cool! I wouldn't have thought of doing that. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. Have a great 4th!

Unknown said...

Holy cow!! Two cards!?! Both are great! I really love the crane and of course the dragonfly. TYFS!!

D.Ann C said...
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D.Ann C said...

What a cool dragonfly! Fab idea!! - Florida

P Beatty said...

What a gorgeous egret & dragonfly. Florida

cghundley said...

Wonderful finish with
your lovely and fun
Carla from Utah

mtscrapgal said...

How clever to make a dragonfly from ribbon & twine. Excellent coloring on the scene in the window. I'm from Georgia in the USA.

Sue D said...

Cute patriotic card and love the dragonfly.
Sue in Ohio

Elizabeth Terry said...

gorgeous card!! And hey..if the sound floats into the Sea, it works for me!!

halomom said...

I love your patriotic card! Those little mice are just adorable. The rosette and the red, white, and blue striped ribbon add just the right touch.
Lisa from Indiana