Friday, May 6, 2016

New Monochromatic Challenge this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon

It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a Monochromatic Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.
I cheated a little and added just a touch of green – sshhhh – don’t tell!
My beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was made using Grape and Regal Purple 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and it was created using my Bow-it-All Tool.  I also layered a piece of 3/8″ Purple/Green Chevron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon over a piece of 5/8″ Regal Purple Delicate Stitched Satin through the middle of the card under the sentiment to add just a little peek of additional color.
For a video tutorial on how to make this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Just Rite Clear Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
White Mulberry Paper –
Ink:  Memento Grape Jelly
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Greatest Strength is Gentleness

Hi friends.  I have a card today combining some of my favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon, beautiful dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and a wonderful sentiment from Quietfire Design.

I’ve always love a red and black color combination.  It’s such a bold ‘look at me’ color combination.  I’m also in love with the Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon that is available in both red and black and that ribbon was perfect for my bow for this project.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
I created my beautiful tea roses using a mix of white and red petal layers.  For the white layers, I used an old script background stamp to add a little texture and color.  I shaped the petals and assembled the layers using the fast drying Art Institute Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 2-Ounce.  I also like to use the Art Glittering System Ultra Fine Metal Tip for precision application.
This has somewhat become my signature bow.  I use it a lot because it’s my very favorite bow.  The bow was made from red and black 5/8″ Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon using my Bow-it-All Tool.

For a video tutorial on how to make this beautiful bi-color double-loop bow, please click HERE.
Don’t forget – there is a fabby NEW Bow-it-All V3.0 available for pre-order now.  If you’ve been holding out, now is the time to purchase this tool.  So many bow making options – I use it all the time.  
If you missed the Bow-it-All V3.0 video into, you can view it HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Sentiment:  Quietfire Design
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Adhesive:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear, E6000
White Mulberry Paper:
6mm adhesive pearls
Monday, May 2, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Black Eyed Susan Flower Video Tutorial

Hi friends.  Today I have a new video tutorial for you on how to create some beautiful handmade flowers using the Black Eyed Susan Strip die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I love both the traditional look and also bright and modern.  You can have either one with this flower as you can see in my samples today.  I love the versatility of this flower.
The color palettes I used on my cards were inspired by the April and May Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Each assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.
Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with the 2-pack for a special low price.  Once you subscribe you will receive a fun new color or holiday themed ribbon assortment automatically each month.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.  Treat yourself today!
Here are three samples of flowers created with the Black Eyed Susan Strip die from Cheery Lynn Designs.
For the traditional yellow and brown flower, I inked the edges of the petals.  For the other two, I used two colors of cardstock along with white and on the white petals I inked a script background stamp using matching ink colors and created some texture that way.  I also inked the edges of the petals.
I will be demonstrating how to make the traditionally colored Black Eyed Susan in my tutorial below.
Cheery Lynn Designs Black Eyed Susan Flower Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

If you liked the video, I would love to have you head on over to YouTube by clicking the YouTube link in the bottom right corner of the video above, and then click thumbs up and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

Other products I used in the video are Quilled Creations Quilling Tool Set to roll the flower center, and Art Institute Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 2-Ounce.
The card below was created using the center piece only of the Black Eyed Susan.  I think it looks a little like the purple clover weeds you see growing in fields in the summer.  Always think outside the box with your dies so you can get even more use out of them!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used
For a tutorial on how I created my beautiful bows, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card above in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love for you to leave a comment before you go.