Good morning and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop.
If you've just been inspired by Jeannie's fabulous work, you are in the right place. If not, you can join us for some patriotic inspiration with the gorgeous May RRR Ribbon Club Assortment by hopping on over to the RRR Blog to start at the beginning. There you will find all the blog hop and prize details.
Just look at the gorgeous ribbons in this month's RRR Ribbon Club Assortment! They are perfect to create projects for those Memorial Day and 4th of July family get togethers. My dad is a proud Air Force veteran, so I selected several ribbons from this collection to feature on the birthday card I created for him.
"Patriotic Birthday Card"
Tips and Techniques:
Ribbon Star ~ I wanted to go with a vintage, masculine look for this card, so I colored the white patriotic dot grosgrain from the May Ribbon Club Assortment with distress inks. I folded it into a partial Moravian Star design to create a wonderful masculine center for my twine flower.
Layered Flower ~ The base of this flower was cut from denim using my Donna Salazar Grand Peony dies by Spellbinders. Next I created a loomed twine flower with RRR Natural Jute String. My twine flower tutorial can be found here. And of course on top is the ribbon star I created with the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment.
Title ~ I fussy cut the title mat from BoBunny Liberty Cut Outs. The letters were cut using my Tim Holtz Typeset strip die. I colored some speckled cardstock to coordinate with the BoBunny Liberty Collection papers used to created this card.
Stamping ~ The flourish next to the twine and ribbon flower was stamped with a BoBunny Liberty stamp with distress inks.
Ribbon Strip ~ To achieve a more vintage feel, I layered the red swiss dot grosgrain from the May Ribbon Club Assortment behind the sheer portion of the blue ribbon also found in the May Assortment. I added this vintage BoBunny flag trinket over the layered ribbons. Every project needs a little bling and the iridescent stitching on the blue ribbon adds that nice touch without looking "girly."
Distressing ~ I distressed the paper layers with my Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All by Zutter.
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The May RRR Club Assortment is so versatile and can also be used for more elegant projects as well. I used two of the red ribbons and white lace here in this wedding layout posted earlier this month of our sweet daughter-in-law, Rachel and her maid of honor. The red ribbon was an absolutely perfect match to the red in the dresses with the lace being a perfect accent for a wedding page.
"Maid of Honor"
For close-ups and details of this layout go here.
I hope you've been inspired to grab your May RRR Ribbon Club Assortment and start creating!
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