Wednesday, January 23, 2013

May Arts Ribbon and Cardmaker Hop



Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon and Cardmaker Hop!  There is a stellar line-up today to inspire you to add gorgeous ribbons to your cards.  Be sure to leave comments on any (or all) of the posts, to be entered to win your choice of 4 spools of ribbon!  Have you seen all of the new releases?  I'm sure you wouldn't have trouble finding four ribbons that you would LOVE to have!

 
Felt is always a fun element to add to a card - especially when paired up with ribbon.  I cut the butterflies using a Spellbinders die set and very cheap felt.  I added decorative hand stitching around the butterflies, and then heated the felt up with a heat gun - which melted and shaped it.

To make the butterfly bow in the center - just tie a regular bow, and leave the ends long.  Loop them back under the knot and glue or stitch in place.
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39 comments:

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Gini...love your butterflies!

Glenda J said...

This is gorgeous! Love the butterflies and fabulous details.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What unqiue butterflies...they look so cool on that gorgeous card.

Tami Mayberry said...

Love the colors! TFS

Scraps said...

Those butterflies are simply darling. I never thought the heat poly-felt before--that's a neat trick!

itzamitzi said...

Interesting card. Heating felt is a new idea for me. I'd probably burn mine! LOL

conil said...

Your card is beautiful. Like the colors and the felt butterflies, it's just yummy.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful butterflies! Love the textures!
DeniseB

Michele Clay said...

Love the dimension on this card! Beautiful ribbon!

Sherry Butcher said...

The butterflies are wonderful, the colors and the way you made them. I never tried doing felt like this but will now. TFS.

Becky Dunham said...

Darling card Gini! I love the butterfly made with that gorgeous ribbon - thanks for the tip!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card--I like how you made the butterflies and the way you used the ribbon.

Camille Short said...

Inspirational! Thanks for the idea!

Its In Our Hands said...

Love this card!

Chris said...

Really great card!Unique!

Ivanka said...

Wow, beautiful card!

rscholz said...

Great card. I like how you did the bow. Thanks for sharing.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

What a gorgeous card, Gini!

by belle said...

Great butterfly!!

Charlene said...

Cool techniques! Loving all your pretty patterns.

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Oh, your butterfly is just DIVINE!

Emily Keaton said...

So striking! I love that chartreuse felt :-)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous! I love the butterflies!

Jackie said...

Very creative card! I like the butterflies and the velvet ribbon you used.

Marianne Barkman said...

Fantastic card. i love butterflies, and yours are fabulous. Thanks for sharing. i am a new follower

Trudi said...

Pretty card, love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing!

Emily H said...

Wowzers! Fabulous card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh great ribbon, haven't played with that one before.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh! This is stunning! What a fantastic idea!

marylouh said...

A unique card. thanks for the directions on making it. Good job.

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty, loving all the great layers!

Katherine said...

Thanks for sharing the tips on felt! I like your different layers and your color choices!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh what an awesome card. Love the butterflies.

jen said...

Beautiful- great tip on the felt & wonderful pairing of ribbon! :)

Cynthia Rose said...

Love the pin antennas on the adorable butterfly.

Lauren Taylor (readysetLove) said...

Beautiful! Those colors are so pretty together.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

heat teh felt - what a great idea -love the ribbon butterfly

thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Carmen Nuland said...

What a great idea - ribbon butterflies!

Teresa said...

gorgeous card!