Oooooooh yeah! My very first project as a Ribbonista for May Arts! In staying true to my "fly by the seat of my pantaloons, I decided the best approach for me in taking on this new role is just jump on in head first and go for it.
I was able to work with some stamps from Our Craft Lounge. I was a little bit intimidated at first because stamping is not my forte and is definitely a step outside my comfort zone and styling. With that in mind, I kept my project pretty simple. I made a cute little “thank you” card.
For those of you who knoooooow me, I am one who LOVES to mix and match color. You see a lot of that in my projects. I knew that I wanted to use that rockin' blue and ivory striped grosgrain that I have been "whording" in my stash. I love how a wide ribbon makes such wonderfully cute little bows.
To make the bow, I just made two loops and tied them around each other instead of tying a bow in the traditional method. I love that method. It's pretty much impossible to mess that up.
For accenting, I used some green velvet trim and some millefiore beads I had in my stash. The blue, earthy green, and colors of the beads just rock together. The pattern on the beads also help to balance out the busyness of the bow on the top. To keep my color palette unified, I added some splatter using Tattered Angels glimmer mist in “Sunflower”. Finally, to keep my sentiment from getting lost in all the awesome color and patterns, a simple little highlight on the bird helps it to stand out and say, "Hey you! Look at meeeee!"
Blue/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (RG03)
Green Velvet Trim (PV16)
Sentiment Stamp – Our Craft Lounge “Autumn Garden”
Kraft Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
White Cardstock – American Crafts
Millefiore Glass Beads – Oriental Trading Company
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels “Sunflower”
Ink – Memento “Tuxedo Black”
Ink - ZIG Pen