Saturday, January 16, 2016

Blog Hop With Ribbon Resource and Cardmaker Magazine

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Can I tell you how excited I am to be hopping with two amazing companies today?  That's right, the Prima Ribbonista's from May Arts Ribbon and the online retail store, Ribbon Resource, have joined forces with Cardmaker Magazine for a fun blog hop and of course, prizes will be involved!

I'll have all the details at the end of my post and the hop line-up as well, but first, let me share my project with you.  I promise, I'll be brief!

For the Valentine themed hop, I've made a Scalloped Heart Shaped Card which can be displayed with it's own die cut stand.  Plus, I'll be featuring some of my favorite products and ribbon from The Ribbon Resource.

The ribbons I've used today include:

First, I chose some pretty heart stamps from Two Paper Divas called String of Hearts, stamped onto watercolor paper, then embossed with clear embossing ink.

Next, I grabbed a few of my favorite Tombow dual brush markers and started coloring.  When I was finished coloring, I fussy cut the hearts.  I'll be using my Ribbon Resource burlap string to string up my hearts.  

I  did a little watercoloring using my watercolor brush to dilute some of the color, and then blotted with a paper towel.  When the hearts were dry, I colored in some of the polka dots with a white gel pen and added some glitter glue to the dots on a few of the smaller hearts.

Next, I created a shaped card with my Cricut Explore, using a basic shape available in the online design space.  If you are a design space user, you are welcome to my file for free.  Just log in to your account, then copy and paste this link.

The design includes a 5"x 5" heart shaped card (extra heavy cardstock recommended, cut with the deep blade) an overlay for cutting a heart with patterned paper, a heart to use as a backing to cover the ribbon strings inside the card, and a scored folding stand-up display piece.

Here's a side view of the stand up piece.  The top scored section and bottom scored section are  folded and adhered to the back of the card.

Now, let me tell you about my ribbons.  I've got two rows of burlap string strung up, with my hearts glued to the string.  Underneath, I've taken strips of sheer glitter ribbon and adhered to the smaller heart that is part of the svg cut file above.  Lastly, I created a pretty silver twine bow that is looped 3 times and finished off with a pink adhesive rosette.  

Here's the hop line-up.  Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the Ribbon Resource Blog.  Two $25.00 giftcards will be given away.  Details are on the RR blog.

Additional supplies:
Xyron Adhesive Runner
Tombow Mono Aqua Glue
We R Memory Keepers cardstock (Shine collection)
Neenah Extra Heavy Cardstock
Tim Holtz Waterbrush

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