Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Skipping Stones and Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop

The Skipping Stones Design Team is thrilled to be teaming up with the fabulous designers from The Ribbon Carousel to bring you a blog hop that is sure to impress!

Let's talk prizes!!



Hop along and leave some blog love for our designers for a chance to win one of 2 great prizes!  The Ribbon Carousel will be giving away a ribbon carousel and Skipping Stones Design will be giving away a stamp set of the winner's choice!   Winners will be announced on Saturday at 8:00 PM EST!  

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Lets do it!


So you are here at number 16 - Megan Aaron. I am thrilled to be a part of this hop!
  I don't normally make patriotic cards, but I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. The ribbons really inspired me! I used the Skipping Stones pumpkin seed sentiments diamond patterned background and Happy Birthday sentiment. I thought that the diamond pattern echoed the stars on the American Flag. To reinforce that I idea a little bit, after stamping them with navy mixed media ink, I embossed them with Opalescent embossing powder. (It's hard to see in this photo, but it gives a little shimmer to the 'stars') I embossed the 'Happy Birthday' with White embossing powder. 

I wanted the ribbons to look a little like fireworks, so after tying the wide navy ribbon into a bow and attaching it, I created spirals with the red star ribbon by applying glue dots as I twisted the ribbon. Finally I unwound a piece of the jute ribbon and used the threads to create a little more interest and a better 'firework' effect. For the 'USA' part, I used a Maya Road mini chipboard frame which I covered in Gesso. I covered the center piece in the same navy ink, then added the My Little Shoebox mini alpha stickers and followed it all up with a generous helping of glossy accents to hold it all together and make it look a little like epoxy.
Thanks for hopping with us!

25 comments:

Marilyn said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing

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Connie Mercer said...

Beautiful!!!! great design and I love how you used the ribbons!!

Stacy B said...

I love that background stamp too! The ribbons look great all woven together. Thanks for sharing!

Linda R. said...

Wow! Love your card...and that bow/ribbon is amazing!

charli said...

love the ribbon and how it's placed!

Barb said...

this is perfectly patriotic without being over the top...so subtle but still gorgeous. the curly red ribbon and blue twine tendrils are a great touch. love the retro pattern up top too.

Dee said...

Cute card!! Thank you for sharing!

Kathy said...

Love what you did with the ribbon and I can imagine the shiny stars even if they can't be seen! Very pretty:)

PaperPixie said...

Totally love the way you layered the ribbon! This card is patriotic without being over the top - I really love it!

Donna said...

Love the great fireworks effect

Katie Skiff said...

Oh my - this is absolutly beautiful!! Love the kraft!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So pretty!!!

Barbara H said...

Your card is so patriotic and so great. I love what you did with the ribbon and the background of your card. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Sherry said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful card!!

jordanbev5 said...

Love the background stamp you used, and the ribbons are just so fun and patriotic!!

Barb Turpin said...

Very creative...love the results.

Kailash said...

Love the background on kraft, just beautiful!!!!

Emily said...

I love that background! Very cute card.

Suzanne D. said...

Megan, LOVE the curled ribbon! This is adorable!

Katie Gehring said...

Your ribbons totally look like fireworks- so clever! Love this!

Allisa said...

Great job with the ribbon!

Deb said...

Love this fun design! Cool curlique and wispy ribbons!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a fun card! Love the spiral ribbon!

Ava Gavloski said...

megan a very thoughtful expressive card. nice showcasing of the ribbon and stamp