Friday, June 10, 2011

May Arts Ribbon with Lily Pad Cards

One of the things that is a real challenge for me is using ribbon. Bows completely frustrate me. I have used ribbon and bows successfully only a few times on my cards. So wouldn't you know, that's the challenge this week at Lily Pad Cards. (Maybe that's why it's called a challenge, hmmmm) But I couldn't help but be inspired to try again when I got this gorgeous ribbon from May Arts.
I've had this Eiffel Tower stamp for years and decided it was time to ink it up again and pair it with a few other stamps and some fun chipboard shapes,  so here's how the pieces came together...

That striped ribbon is so phenomenal, I wanted it to be a feature and not look like it was added as an afterthought. I think it grounds the design perfectly. The colors came from the ribbon and from the Circa 1934 chipboard stickers.

Eiffel Tower stamp by Stampa Rosa-Tin Can Mail. Other stamps: Dots and Flowers by Hero Arts, Vintage Verses by Lizzie Anne Designs, Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee. 
Patterned Paper and Chipboard Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket.

~ Ephesians 1: 3-4 ~
"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms
because we are united with Christ.
Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ
to be holy and without fault in His eyes."


  1. Such a beautiful card, pulled together perfectly with that delicious striped ribbon! You used it well and made a perfect bow, too!

  2. totally stunning Nancy. I recently got some May Arts ribbons and they are so great to work with. Love them

  3. Gorgeous design. Love how you lined up the image and added the lace trim stamped along the border. The touch of the ribbon under your sentiment is brilliant!

  4. Your beribboned card is a triumph Nancy! I love the notched piece below your sentiment - it's the perfect accent to complement the beautiful bow too.
    Great job, hugs, Ruth S

  5. This is fabulous Nancy, love that bold ribbon, so french!!!

  6. You've put everything together so beautifully, Nancy! Love that fun, striped ribbon and adorable chipboard pieces! I'm hoping to find time to play in this challenge. . . thank you for the wonderful inspiration! Hugs! :)


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