Friday, June 10, 2011

Lily Pad Challenge - Ribbon

This week's  challenge at Lily Pad Cards is ribbons and our wonderful sponsor is May Arts!  

I created two cards using my May Arts ribbon.

My first card used some of this beautiful crochet lace to create a mask:

The lace was laid across the white cardstock and covered the entire surface and sprayed a lovely pink glimmer mist onto the white cardstock. 

The big butterfly and the vines (Hero Arts) were stamped onto the background using Ranger Archival Coffee ink. The vines were highlighted with a white gel pen. The butterfly was shaded with watercolor pencil and highlighted with white gel pen. The edges of the butterfly were cut out with the exacto knife and popped up. 
The sentiment (Hero Arts) was stamped using the same brown ink. The edges of the panel were sponged with  brown dye ink. The smaller butterflies were stamped on a remnant of the background and shaded with watercolor pencils. Fussy cut and attach to background.

The second card using the same lace and some beautiful Wrinkled  ribbon.

The background paper is sponged and stamped over using Old Letter Writing (Hero Arts) and Stampers Anonymous Sewing set. The dress form has a lace skirt with a knot tied from the lovely wrinkled ribbon. The stamp is from Nina B and fits the label 18 die cut. 

All the details of the challenge are at the Lily Pad Blog.

Design Team: Alice Wertz, Deborah Nolan, Lin Brandyberry, Nancy Krueger, Sherri Thompson, Vicki Papaioannou

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Such beautiful cards! Love the masked lace background and the knotty dress form! So creative!

  2. gorgeous cards Suzz. The lace background was ingenious.

  3. Oh they are both lovely!!!! I saw the second card over at the Lilly Pad sight and thought of you right away!!!

  4. These are both gorgeous cards Sue. What a great idea to use the lace ribbon as a mask. The wrinkled ribbon has a lovely vintage look to it and I do hope I can find some of it over here.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Fab use of the lace and ribbon! Love the way the lace looks on the dress form!

  6. Such brilliance on display today, Sue! The vintage style and creative lace masking technique you used make these cards so special. You've totally inspired me!

  7. Your first card is so vibrant and lovely with the butterflies! Love the vintage feel of your second card!

  8. Wow beautiful cards and I love that clever idea with the lace, what a stunning background!!

  9. Both card are beautiful.. I love that stamped image on the second card. and the colors you chose for both card rock!! Hope you have an awesome Friday my friend..

    Hugs, Linda

  10. What a cool way to use the lace, Suzz! So creative! Love both cards!

  11. jaw dropping beauties, girl! love that you used the lace ribbon as mask, genius!! and i really love how you dressed up the dress form on the second one. fabulous cards. love love them!

  12. Wow! These are both gorgeous! Love how you used the lace ribbon on the first one and the second one is just fabulous!


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