Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shopping our Stash #149 - May Day!


Since this week includes May Day (holy moly, May already? We don't even have any leaves on trees here yet!!) the Shopping our Stash crew wants you to create something inspired by the May Pole - use ribbon, something twisted, rainbow colours, or something super tall & skinny. Lots of options! I decided to futz around with ribbon:

Supplies: stitched grosgrain ribbon; buttons from stash; leaf die from Memory Box; flourish die from Paper Smooches; sentiment stamps from PTI; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; burlap stamp from Market Street Stamps; black rhinestones from Dollarama


The flowers were made using the same tutorial from Laura as last week. Several of these flowers were already in my stash, and the others I made using 3" pieces of ribbon - in retrospect, slightly too short, so that's why they're layered as they are, to hide the not-so-neat edges. As for the burlap stamping....reason number 978 NOT to stamp the sentiment last? I dropped it. Cue bad words. So I added the burlap stamping, and the 'mom' in the upper right corner, and now I MEANT TO DO THAT.


I think you'll be amazed once again at the range of things the Stash gals came up with for this challenge -  come & play along with us until next Monday, May 5th!  Make sure you hop on by & leave the rest of my teamies some love!


xoxo,
Jessi

13 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love this, what awesome ribbon blooms!

lostinpaper said...

Stunning Jessi! I'm going to have to take a peek at this tutorial... although the thought of threading a needle makes me shiver lol!

Annette Allen said...

oh my word those ribbon flowers are awesome.. love this card..

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card Jessi, love those ribbon flowers. Great use of the burlap stamp. and the layout is great.

Leslie Hanna said...

Awesome save! I totally thought you meant to do that! Wheeee!

And one of these days I'm going to have to try those ribbon flowers. I might have a vast collection of ribbon that's being neglected.

jimlynn said...

Whoa! Love those gorgeous 'flowers' your created! So pretty.
Lynn

Lindsey said...

Of course you meant to do that! After all, everything looks amazing, and that was your ultimate goal. I may have to try that... not the dropping part, the little bits of burlap stamping part. ;)

walchowDesign said...

Awesome row of flowers with beautiful colours, Jessi!

lauren bergold said...

BRILLIANT idea missus, and perfectly executed! love love LOVE those gorgeous ribbon flowers!!! <3 <3 <3

Alica Ziakova said...

wonderful card for Mother's Day - great colors and I love how you combined the swirls and leaves.

Chris D. said...

You so totally meant to do that! Your card looks fantabulous, Jessi! Love those flowers and the bits of burlap stamp here and there just make this card that much more spectacular!

Donna said...

Ohhhhh love those ribbon flowers!! So purty and bright colours! Hee hee some of our silly "ooops" turn into the best cards don't they??

Dana said...

I LOVE the flowers!! They pop wonderfully!!! I love the burlap (wink, wink!!) :)