Saturday, May 23, 2015

May Arts Ribbon Design Team Call Submission 2015/16 Round 1

 Count me among the many crafters that are super excited to apply for the amazing May Arts Ribbon Design Team!  This is the first of two rounds in the selection process.  I'm charged with showing a minimum of three projects.  Of course, I can't just choose three, so I'll share a brief photo and links to some of my favorites.  I hope you like them too!  To begin, I'm sharing a new creation specifically for this post, along with a tutorial (tutorial is required). 

As of this writing, my sister is about to hit a milestone birthday; 50 years.  In addition, her youngest son just got married.  I wanted to do something super special, so I made a vinyl cut silhouette picture of my nephew and his new bride, with my Cricut Explore, and dressed it up with lots of May Arts Ribbon.  As you can see, I'm going with a monochromatic theme here.

To begin decorating my vinyl cut photo, I'm going to create a floral focus with May Arts Ribbon 2 mm bakers twine (for a looped accent and twine leaves),  trimmed rosette ribbon and mini adhesive rosette ribbon.

Starting with the looped accent:  you can use a toothpick or needle and Styrofoam, however I'm using a paper piercer and the piercing section of my Sizzix Stamper's Secret Weapon.

 1) Apply medium adhesive dot to a small punched circle, approximately 1/2" or fussy cut a circle from paper or cardstock.  Adhesive should be face up.
2) Poke toothpick or paper pierced through center of adhered circle.

3) Begin looping twine around the base of your piercer to make 6 loops (3 large loops and 3 smaller loops - approximately 2" for the large and 1" for the small), pressing down onto your adhered circle as you cross over with each loop. 

When finished, top with a medium or large sized adhesive dot.

Next, I'm making some twine leaves, also with the May Arts Ribbon 2 mm black/white bakers twine.  I've cut several leaf shapes using my Cricut, however you can use any leaf punch or hand cut this 1.5" shape.  Experiment and try different patterns of your own choosing, if you wish. 

1) Add adhesive to the top of your leaves (I used my Xyron sticker maker)
2)  Trim 4" of twine, per leaf, placing one end in the center of the adhersive side, dragging straight down to the bottom center edge,  Follow the outer edge of the leaf shape, filling inward.

3) Finish by trimming at the last gap, pressing edge firmly onto adhered leaf.

 The final piece to my floral centerpiece are the centers trimmed from the May Arts Ribbon 1.5" sheer white rosette ribbon.  I've taken 3 trimmed rosettes, and added foam squares to the back, bunching them together as a trio.  Top with the floral loops, adhering with more adhesive dots, and add a large enamel dot and the twine leaf accents.

Lastly, I used the May Arts Ribbon 5/8" adhesive mini rosettes to outline the acrylic stand-up frame.  The top, upper edge of the adhesive ribbon strip was pressed onto the backside of the frame, so that the outline of the flowers stands out.  I placed a tiny drop of silver glitter glue inside each little bud, and also on the centers of my larger rosettes for the centerpiece.

I have to say, these little mini adhesive rosettes have become my new favorite!  They go with so many of my projects and can be cut, stacked in bunches, colored.... the options are endless.

Additional supplies:  Clear Scraps Acrylic Book Stand, Tombow Adhesive Dots, Studio G Silver Glitter Glue, Xyron 2.5" sticker maker, We R Memory Keepers large enamel dots, Tombow Foam Tape (trimmed squares)

Now on to some of my favorite May Arts Ribbon Creations from 2014-2015:

This decorative Halloween popcorn box features MAR 1.5" sheer white mesh ribbon that has been colored with ink, and swirly baker's twine circles.  The entire theme is an ode to my love of The Wizard of Oz.

This is the card I gave my Mom for Mother's Day this year.  It features four different MAR products, including the sheer white mesh listed above, the butterfly ribbon, the mini gingham adhesive hearts,  and the 1.5" frayed thread ribbon

I won the Tombow 2015 Baby Challenge with this card.   One MAR satin ribbon, cut 3 ways; flat strip, rolled strip and a pretty bow.  Sometimes, a little simplicity is all you need to make a statement.

Next up is a rockin' card, created for the May Arts Ribbon Retro Challenge, I went waaaay over the top with a rock n roll theme.  It's finished inside and out.  I really, really love this one and am so happy that it won top honors.  It features 4 different MAR ribbons that you can find at the link below.

Lastly, here's a recent creation using May Arts Ribbon 1.5" Parrot Green Net ribbon and natural burlap string to embellish a colored candle. 

Thank you Bethney and May Arts Ribbon for your consideration in Round One.

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Good Luck to all the entrants!

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