Tuesday, February 18, 2014

May Arts:: Stampendous




What an exciting week this has turned up to be! May Arts and Stampendous have teamed up for a week long blog hop full of inspiration. Today is the second day of the Hop. You can find out yesterday's stops and more details (as well as your chance to win prizes!) over on the May Arts Blog.

My first card features the really cool Teal Mica Fragments from Stampendous, that have been glued to a panel and then the card base that has been stamped with a sentiment. I wrapped the card with a both made from two of my go-to May Arts Ribbon for cards- Burlap String in Natural (SM10) and 1.25" Silk Ribbon in Olive (SK16). I tucked in some stamped, fussy cut leaves from the Stampendous Stamp Set, Moray Dahlia.

Here's a close up:

Then I made a second card too! This features the Moray Dahlia Stamp Set as well, and is a blank card for any occasion:

After stamping the flowers, I colored them in lightly with markers, then added some Stampendous Melon Ultra Fine Pearl Glitter in their centers. I finished the card with a large bow made from May Arts 1.5" Sheer Ribbon in Teal (C04), and tucked in some of the popular May Arts Leaves in Olive (BY16).

I hope you enjoy the schedule hop stops this week! What a perfect pairing: May Arts and Stampendous!

42 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL pair of cards Karen!!!
    LOVE the teal mica against the olive bow on your 1st card and oh my, the delicate colours of your dahlia are so elegant, especially how you finished it off perfectly with the sheer teal bow - WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your crafty inspiration :)

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  2. this card is so beautiful. wow, it's stunning colors are awesome. and the bow is luscious.

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  3. Both of these are just gorgeous. I find myself tucking in some of that same leaf ribbon here and there, too. Love the look.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  4. Two great cards.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. Your projects are beautiful! The coloring and shading on the flower is lovely!

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the ribbon! You tie great bows! :)

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  7. Both are pretty! I think the mica flakes look amazing and the dahlias are beautifully colored.

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  8. Left a comment on the wrong post. Now I'm in the right pew.
    The cards are great. The second is colored so well. I love the sticky adhesive for adhering glitter and flocking rather than having to use glue. Great idea. No more sticky fingers.

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  9. I love the flower cards it is light and airy

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  10. wowza...your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. These are so beautiful. At first glance the first card appears to be a hydrangea. I had to take a closer look to see it was just mica!

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  12. Such beautiful colors, simply gorgeous texture and designs!!!

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  13. Oh my gosh Karen these are fabulous!

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  14. Both are gorgeous Karen. Love the pretty blue hues and the mica panel! Now I have to get that color. :)

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  15. These are just beautiful. I love the technique. I love the colors.

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  16. Wow! What beautiful and cheerful cards!! I Love the Moray Dahlia Stamp Set and the soft way that you colored them in. It looks like water colors and is so striking.

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  17. Gorgeous cards. Love the colors.

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  18. A beautiful pair of cards today Karen. Your second is exquisite, I LOVE IT!!

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  19. Very pretty colors on both cards!

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  20. Such a gorgeous duo of cards!! Love your color palette and the ribbons are just divine!!! Must get the Moray Dahlia stamp because it is just so pretty! TFS!

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  21. Beautifully crafted cards, Karen! I love these colors!

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  22. Love your cards. Especially the second - the blue ribbon looks gorgeous with the flowers.

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  23. Such beautiful cards. The colors on them make me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful card
    with the Mica
    Fragments on it!
    Lovely second
    card.
    Carla from Utah

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  25. Wow, both cards are so beautiful! That mica panel is a definite wow moment! And I love your soft flowers too. The ribbon is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  26. Pretty cards I love the colors and that really neat ribbon with the leaves.

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  27. Gorgeous cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  28. Gorgeous cards! I especially LOVE that second one---the ribbon is STUNNING!!!

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  29. Very pretty colors, so soft and feminine. TFS!

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  30. What can I say... Stunning as always Karen!

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  31. You cards are so stunning!! You did an excellent job!

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  32. Both cards are fab!!!

    I just got some Mica Fragments from Stampendous but are not sure how to use it! Did you only glue or do you use a heat gun too? What sort of glue did you use?

    I would be very thankful for any help!

    Nick

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  33. I love these cards! Wow, what beautiful bows and smart way to use the May Arts Leaves Ribbon. Your Dahlia flowers are so pretty and love the the Stampendous Mica Flakes are the coolest thing since sliced bread! Gorgeous work!!

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  34. Beautiful cards! The teal glitter and the flowers are very stunning!

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  35. The first card with the mica flakes is so cool! I love the soft blues and greens of the second card!

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  36. Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and the mica technique, thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. beautiful cards.. love the blues.. thanks for sharing.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  38. Thank you for the help with the micro fragment. I´ll try that!

    /Nick

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