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Creative Collaboration with May Arts, Day 2

March 11, 2014

Ribbon and stamping are simply a match made in heaven. That being said, we are beyond excited to have teamed up with the wonderful folks at May Arts for a week-long Creative Collaboration on BOTH of our blogs.   Watch each day for your chance to win both stamp and ribbon prizes!!


Wouldn’t you agree that the the delicate silk May Arts ribbon complements Penny Black’s elegant stamps perfectly?  This stunning card by Elizabeth will take your breath away!


Step-by-step, here’s how Elizabeth fashioned this stamped art:

1. Create a 4 ¼-inch square card base from white cardstock. Stamp Twirls in Wheat VersaMagic across the front. Set aside.


2. Place a few drops of Rose Bud Memento Luxe ink from the inker on a craft sheet and spray the ink with Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Dampen May Arts ¼-inch white silk ribbon with water and then coat with the ink on the craft sheet. Let dry.

3. Wrap the dyed ribbon around a 5/8” x 4 ¼-inch piece of mat board and then attach to the left side of the prepared card with dimensional foam tape.

4. Sponge the edges of a 3 x 3 5/8-inch piece of white cardstock with Rose Bud Memento Luxe and then stamp Gathering Together with Golden Glitz Delicata ink. Mat with a 3 1/8 x 3 ¾-inch piece of white cardstock and a 3 ¼ x 3 7/8-inch piece of Forest Glen cardstock. Attach to the front of the card with dimensional foam tape.


5. Stamp Gathering Together three times on glossy cardstock in Claret StazOn. Trim elements as shown and add sponged highlights in Rose Bud Memento. Ink all cut edges with a Rose Bud Memento Marker.

6. Attach the trimmed elements to the front of the card using the stamped image as a reference guide for placement. Embellish with crystal Stickles.

What do you think the talented May Arts designers have cooked up today?


Want to create your own stamped art with beautiful ribbon embellishments?  Here’s your chance! Leave a comment on today’s post, both here and on the May Arts blog, for a chance to win our T for Transparent stamp set, Bouquets, AND your choice of 1 spool of gorgeous May Arts ribbon.  (Giveaway closes Sunday, March 16th, 11:59 PST.)



May Arts Supplies: ¼-inch wide White Silk Ribbon

92 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2014 2:06 am

    Such a gorgeous card. Love the colours, dimension and pretty images plus the self dyed ribbon of course!

    • Bonnie Norris permalink
      March 11, 2014 9:00 pm

      Love the colors, Can’t wait for spring, but these colors will do until then!! Bon

  2. March 11, 2014 3:12 am

    Oh wow, that is a fab creation and I love the color scheme!


  3. Gabriella B permalink
    March 11, 2014 3:31 am

    What a beautiful stamp set. It took my breath away. I see so many possibilities. Great job to whoever created that baby

  4. Dianne Crowe permalink
    March 11, 2014 3:31 am

    Neat idea to get the colour of ribbon you need for your card. Love the colours you have used to create your card. Beautiful work.

  5. Mary Anne Perlmutter permalink
    March 11, 2014 3:48 am

    This is a very spring like card. I love the color combination. Must use gold on my cards.

  6. mjmarmo permalink
    March 11, 2014 4:01 am

    What a beautiful card!

  7. Michel E permalink
    March 11, 2014 4:03 am

    Beautiful card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  8. Sue D permalink
    March 11, 2014 4:40 am

    Gorgeous card. I like the colors and the dimension and how you dyed the ribbon.

  9. March 11, 2014 4:48 am

    Oh wow!! Fabulous card!! I love dieing ribbon!!

  10. March 11, 2014 5:21 am

    So pretty in pink! I like to colorize the silk ribbon and that butterfly is beautiful.
    stamping sue

  11. TracyM #6773 permalink
    March 11, 2014 5:32 am

    STUNNING card – LOVE the BEAUTIFUL butterflies {& stamp combo}, the GORGEOUS colours, dimension and DELICIOUS perfectly coloured ribbon!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration and tutorial too!!!

  12. Ruth Ann Smith permalink
    March 11, 2014 5:34 am

    Love the stamp set, her flowers are awesome, the ribbons are so beautiful. Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

  13. Janj permalink
    March 11, 2014 5:51 am

    What a beautiful card! Love all the dimension, texture and color. Thank you Elizabeth for the picture tutorial and inspiration!

  14. stampslot permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:01 am

    Lovely card and in the style I like. I’ve been looking for that type of ribbon and now know where to find it. Thanks!

  15. Cathy permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:03 am

    Love the card, the butterfly is beautiful and the ribbon is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  16. Janet Cobb permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:10 am

    Love the butterfly, perfect for my mom-in-law!

  17. Kailash permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:24 am

    A gorgeous card, love the creative use of the ribbon to the design:-)

  18. Christy Guthrie permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:30 am

    Love your blog!

  19. Stephanie Barber permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:33 am

    Love the bouquets set! Very pretty!

  20. March 11, 2014 6:37 am

    Wow what a lovely card and it’s so inspiring it’s given me lots to think about for my future projects

  21. judka permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:38 am

    Thank you for the step by step tutorial! I love the way Elizabeth wrapped the 1/4 inch ribbon around the strip of cardstock! Lovely details!

  22. Denise Key permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:46 am

    Great tips! Beautiful stamps and ribbon is a great combo! The butterfly is super!

  23. Lisa Haff permalink
    March 11, 2014 7:02 am

    Elizabeth Allen is one of my favorite designers. What a lovely way to use ribbons!, wonderful idea.

  24. Betsy K. permalink
    March 11, 2014 7:15 am


  25. March 11, 2014 7:16 am

    I’ve never seen ribbon used in this way Elizabeth! Thanks for the inspiration! Your card is gorgeous.

  26. Iris Soscia permalink
    March 11, 2014 7:27 am

    Gorgeous card – love the butterflies and all that pink.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  27. March 11, 2014 7:37 am

    gorgeous stamp sets love the details and the quality is Amazing. thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Georgia Cressman permalink
    March 11, 2014 7:38 am

    Love the beautiful artwork created with your stamps and the added technique the ribbon brings to the lovely card.

  29. Amy C. permalink
    March 11, 2014 7:38 am

    Beautiful! I love the sponged edges on the card and how you colored the ribbon to match!

  30. Judi Clapp permalink
    March 11, 2014 7:58 am

    Gorgeous card. Absolutely love the “Bouquet” stamp set.

  31. Susan Knoblock permalink
    March 11, 2014 8:04 am

    Really love all the ways I’m seeing on incorporating MayArts ribbons. The cards are beautiful.

  32. March 11, 2014 8:06 am

    Love the accent piece on the side of the card. Great idea that I’m going to put to use. The keys and the butterflies are beautiful. Love the layering.

  33. March 11, 2014 8:12 am

    this is such a gorgeous card! love it!! 🙂

  34. knurse22 permalink
    March 11, 2014 8:12 am

    May Arts always makes the most beautiful ribbons, and paired with your stamps is a vision in beauty! Thanks as always for your ongoing inspiration here!!!

  35. March 11, 2014 8:17 am

    What a stunning card! I love everything about it but especially love the placement of the pretty ribbon.

  36. Deborah Stout permalink
    March 11, 2014 8:47 am

    Love all the products and colors

  37. Annette P. permalink
    March 11, 2014 8:51 am

    Great card and pretty ribbon!

  38. March 11, 2014 8:54 am

    I love the card and thank you for sharing the process. Love the ribbon and the stamps.

  39. March 11, 2014 8:54 am

    Great stamp — really like the delicate butterfly and the pretty key . The choice of colour is very nice and complmentary as well. Never thought of dyeing my ribbon to match — good idea. . Thanks for the inspiration.

  40. March 11, 2014 9:00 am

    WOW!! Absolutely exquisite!!

  41. March 11, 2014 9:12 am

    What a gorgeous card!! Those butterflies are fantastic!!

  42. Tonya permalink
    March 11, 2014 9:14 am

    Very pretty. Love the vintage look!

  43. Debbie V permalink
    March 11, 2014 9:28 am

    Such beauty — I love the butterflies and the great color combos 🙂

  44. March 11, 2014 9:35 am

    Love this card and ribbon! Butterflies are my favorite!

  45. Miriam Prantner permalink
    March 11, 2014 9:46 am

    Beautiful card! I love the ribbon border!

  46. March 11, 2014 10:00 am

    Your ruffled ribbon edge adds a lovely touch of texture to the whole project as well as an air of decadence when combined with the Golden Glitz Delicata. I love the way your Forest Glen mat for the image panel provides the complimentary colour for the pinkness yet provides a softer alternative to using black. I’m sure that in real life the eye will ‘know’ it’s green & not black when seen together with the pink. As for the layering of the various elements – there is such lovely dimension on the butterfly. What catches my eye most though is the way your two rounded corners provide a balance for the rounded bow/head detail of the key. The Twirls soft background reminds me of the softness of the little fine hairs that can cover a butterfly’s body.
    Paula (PEP)

  47. Donna Whitten permalink
    March 11, 2014 10:05 am

    Love the card! Beautiful result of a great stamp and lovely ribbon!

  48. rosalie permalink
    March 11, 2014 10:46 am

    Thank you for the chance to win! Your tutorial and beautiful card are the best. You give me inspiration. Love the border of ribbon!

  49. Judy B permalink
    March 11, 2014 10:51 am

    Such a pretty card. Love the pink elements on it. Thanks for sharing how to make our own and thanks for the chance to win some of your awesome stamps and May Arts ribbon.

  50. March 11, 2014 11:20 am

    What a great combination of two wonderful companies! Thanks for the blog hop

  51. Patt H. permalink
    March 11, 2014 11:27 am

    What a beautiful card! The ribbon tops it off perfectly!

  52. Denise Bryant permalink
    March 11, 2014 11:28 am

    Gorgeous card! Lovely butterfly image, and a beautiful embellishment with some lovely May Arts ribbon! Terrific combination!

  53. March 11, 2014 11:42 am

    Beautiful work shown here, thanks for sharing!

  54. cottagerca permalink
    March 11, 2014 12:08 pm

    lovely designed card

  55. March 11, 2014 12:40 pm

    Great card and beautiful colors

  56. March 11, 2014 1:26 pm

    Love the stamp set, the ribbons are so beautiful. Thanks for giving us the chance to win. Beautiful card!

  57. March 11, 2014 3:14 pm

    Beautiful card, thank you for the tutorial too!

  58. Teresa Godines #6857 permalink
    March 11, 2014 3:34 pm

    Beautiful card. I love the pink and gold combo. TFS

  59. Sandy permalink
    March 11, 2014 4:17 pm

    I love the flower stamps. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  60. Paula Fuller permalink
    March 11, 2014 4:21 pm

    I love the Bouquets stamp set and I’m addicted to ribbon. Thanks for an opportunity to win.

  61. Kelly Flaherty permalink
    March 11, 2014 4:57 pm

    Oh my goodness, the opportunity to win this fab stamp set and a spool of beautiful May Arts ribbon – it doesn’t get any better. Two of my favorite suppliers!! Thanks for this chance.

  62. Jean Bullock permalink
    March 11, 2014 5:21 pm

    What a beautiful card. Great stamping and I love how you wound the edge inked ribbon. Well done. Thanks for the tutorial.

  63. March 11, 2014 6:12 pm

    what great creations, I just love them. thank you all for sharing, Beautiful.

  64. March 11, 2014 6:46 pm

    Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the FUN colors and the way you wrapped the piece with the Ribbon!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Week!! 😉

  65. barbara lassiter permalink
    March 11, 2014 6:58 pm

    Love this card and think it is so beautiful. I love the colors and the butterflies and the key together and think the wrapped ribbon is a super idea. This should be such a fun week with lots of great inspiration!

  66. Jill Sharp permalink
    March 11, 2014 7:35 pm

    Love the texture the ribbon edging gives this card.

  67. March 11, 2014 8:45 pm

    Stunning is right! Gorgeous card & use of the ribbon by Elizabeth!

  68. Janet Castle permalink
    March 11, 2014 9:02 pm

    What a beautiful butterfly!!! TFS.

  69. Jennifer Essad permalink
    March 11, 2014 10:21 pm

    new designs in time for our creating beautiful spring and Easter cards – thank you

  70. March 12, 2014 8:20 am

    Elizabeth’s card art is so beautiful! I love the extra fussy cuts for dimension. I really need to buy a spool of seam binding!!

  71. March 12, 2014 8:34 am

    Love the Colours in your cards so beautiful 🙂

  72. Yolanda permalink
    March 12, 2014 10:55 am

    Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  73. March 12, 2014 11:07 am

    This is just wonderful and
    beautiful colors!
    Carla from Utah

  74. March 12, 2014 11:35 am

    The delicate wings of this butterfly are so gorgeous. I ribbon is beautiful. I learned a lot watching your video. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway.

  75. karenladd permalink
    March 12, 2014 2:31 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial on how to custom color ribbon! The butterfly card is just magical!

  76. shartl permalink
    March 12, 2014 2:42 pm

    The projects this week are fabulous! I am loving all the butterflies

  77. KellyG permalink
    March 12, 2014 3:30 pm

    Gorgeous card, better than store bought! Love what you did with the ribbon!

  78. Robin B. permalink
    March 12, 2014 6:11 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love the butterflies and colors, thanks for sharing.

  79. Jennyfer L permalink
    March 12, 2014 8:55 pm

    The butterfly is a stunner and thank you on the quick tip to custom color your ribbon to the perfect tone.

  80. gemgirl permalink
    March 12, 2014 9:49 pm

    Oh yes! Stamps and ribbon are meant for each other…what a beautiful combination!

  81. March 13, 2014 12:21 am

    This exquisitely beautiful card seems to glow from within. How gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for giving us non-FBers a chance to win, too!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  82. Barbara N permalink
    March 13, 2014 8:40 am

    Love your ideas for ribbon coloring

  83. Deb permalink
    March 13, 2014 10:29 am

    Totally Amazing card!
    This would be a GREAT Mother’s Day card
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    I never thought of stamping on glossy and cutting out the image!
    Elizabeth your stamps are STUNNING!

  84. Sandra L. permalink
    March 13, 2014 5:16 pm

    Gorgeous card and the colorway is beautiful. Nice to have a tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win and for allowing us who chose not to have a FB take part in the giveaway.

  85. Kelly F. permalink
    March 13, 2014 5:46 pm

    What a beautiful card. Great stamping and I love how you wound the edge inked ribbon. Well done!

  86. March 14, 2014 7:25 am

    You card is so elegant, Elizabeth! I love the colors you have used and thank you for sharing the tutorial for coloring the ribbon.

  87. March 14, 2014 3:18 pm

    Gorgeous card! I like how the ribbon was colored with the inks and used as a border.

  88. March 15, 2014 7:30 am

    So beautiful and elegant card. Love the dimensions, so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  89. March 15, 2014 7:33 am

    What a beautiful card. I love the idea of wrapping the ribbon around the card, its gives such great dimension and gives the impression of a lovely bound book

  90. LynneZ permalink
    March 16, 2014 8:21 am

    Love the use of the ribbon on this card. Most definitely something I would like to try.

  91. jenscull permalink
    March 16, 2014 12:39 pm

    that ribbon is like a dream come true! it is gorgeous wrapped on the card with those beautiful butterflies! 🙂

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