Card Recognition

Thursday, February 7, 2013

May Arts Valentine's Day Hop


Welcome to a special May Arts Valentine's Day hop, if you've missed the previous days of inspiration check back on the May Arts blog for a list of all the DT's blog, one random commenter is going to win 4 spools of ribbon, so the more blogs you visit, the better your chance of winning.  So I've made a CAS card for my goodie...  I love May Arts Chevron Twill, but you can maximize your ribbon with this little trick.


I started by inking up the Wplus9 Defining Words, altering the location of the stamp to give the background more variety.  When I finished stamping the background I inked the whole card stock in black ink.


Next up I cut two small pieces of the May Arts chevron twill, cutting the bottom of one to look like a banner.  By cutting the piece in two smaller pieces you save that extra section for another project and no one will ever know!  I taped the top section in a loop and taped the bottom section to the bottom third of the card.



I started by die cutting out the PTI Rosie Posie flower and then inking up the flower.



  Next up I die cut out two Lil Inker Stitched Mats, the larger in vellum and the smaller in PTI white card stock.  I stamped the sentiment to the white mat and added a bit of glitter to the inked flower and adhered the whole unit with foam dots to the card.   Now don't forget to hop along and see what else the rest of the DT has created, here's a list of today's crew, check the May Arts blog for more links.

·      Charlene Driggs
·      Ashley N Newell
·      Erin Thiem (you are here)
·      Marie Otake
·      Gini Williams Cagle

34 comments:

Virginia said...

"love" this card erin!

~amy~ said...

I'm so casing this card:)

Sue D said...

Wonderful card and great tip on saving ribbon.

Chris said...

Great project!Love that ribbon!

karen o. said...

what a great card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card. And, an awesome idea on how to make that ribbon go a lot further. I always love a frugal tip.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love that vellum layer and the twill ribbon!
DeniseB

happybooker said...

This is a wonderful card. I love the layering and you've used one of my favorite ribbons. Thanks for the tip on how to conserve ribbon--quite handy!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful card and great photos!

KellyG said...

So pretty, love this!

marylouh said...

Thanks for the tip on conserving ribbon. Great project.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Such fresh, fun card. I love all the text!

sharon g said...

What a great card. I like the solid flower with the text.

Natasha G.P. said...

I'm always drawn to projects with definitions on them. I like your style.

Kathy said...

Such a cute card! And love your tip about cutting only what you need with the ribbon!

Gigi said...

I love your tip on saving ribbon and the stripped ribbon you chose is dynamite!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

I like how you used the ribbon -- great idea on saving ribbon. I recently purchased some May Art ribbon 3" wide for some projects and I will keep you ribbon tip in mind. I also like the vellum as an added layer. I'll have to CAS your card.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Erin -- just wanted to say I went online to check out where your Outside Inn might be located -- well it is a small world -- My daughter lives in Grass Valley and we often visit in the fall. If we don't bring our motorhome I'll check the availability of your Inn. Maybe we can visit about card making too -- LOL Really enjoy your cards on your blog.

Karen B. said...

Fabulous card with amazing layering.

Charlene said...

Super clever trick, Erin and reduces bulk as well. Smart Girl!!

by belle said...

Great card!! Love the ribbon!

Emily Keaton said...

Super card and tip!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is stunning! I love everything about it!

Lucy Newton said...

So beautiful!!!

Janet said...

Great ribbon saving tip! Can't go wrong with saving ribbon!

mauiquilter said...

You are so clever - love the chevron use - great effect!

Karen L K said...

Nice card. I like the ribbon and how you used it.

I also looked at the motel you run. It looks really cute. I live in Northern California so I had to see what it was.

Jennifer said...

Cute card! I like the frugalness (is that a word?) of just using the ribbon that shows and not the extra middles piece that no one would see!

starqueen said...

Hi Erin,
Love your ribbon saving tip and all the fun details on your card. Thanks for sharing!

conil said...

Great Valentines card. Love this ribbon...thanks for the tutorial.

Wendy Montgomery said...

I think this Chevron Ribbon is my Favourite at the moment :-) I love what you have done with it. xx

jordanbev5 said...

Love your wonderful card, and the tip to save on the ribbon!! Great tutorial too! Thanks!

Glenda J said...

WOW! This is stunning! Absolutely love it.

jen said...

This is fab. I don't think I have that ribbon...yet! ;)