Monday, August 1, 2016

Rolling in Creative Impressions Ribbons Blog Hop

Welcome to a new week and a new hop with the Stampendous design team! We will be using some awesome goodies from Creative Impressions, Inc.

The team was given new goodies in time for the last catalog release and I was completely in love with the ribbons. Not only are they beautiful they were in these nice little packages already wrapped around a card for storage! They sent us some fab hardware to play with as well and this week we are going to share our projects plus Stampendous will have prizes! Hop with us this week and comment on our posts for a chance to win one of three prize packages!

Each winner will receive a package that includes an assortment of ribbons and hardware from Creative Impressions, PLUS winner's choice of Create Winter, Create A Poinsettia or Create Fall stamp set. US winners only. See the Stampendous blog for details.
Here's who's hopping today!


Now for my project!

Even though the stamp set I used is a wintery name I decided to make these birds in a greener scene.

And I used a Metal Frame with Mini Round Brads for my sentiment. Plus a simple and sturdy 1/8" Grosgrain blue ribbon to add a pop of blue to finish off the card.

Here are the details of my project today.


CRS5092 Cling Winter Tweet Stamp Set
SSC1221 Bouquet For You
STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle

Creative Impressions:
#84502 Rectangle Metal Frame
#93001 Antique Bronze Mini Round Brads
#70505 Blue Grosgrain 1/8" ribbon

My Colors Cafe Ole and Brown Eyes Cardstock by My Mind's Eye
Watercolor Paper
Sharpie Fine marker
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Craft Dots Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Masking Tape
Smooth cutting board or watercolor board
Craft knife


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch cardstock in half for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card base.
  2. Tape down 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch watercolor paper onto board.
  3. Position bird stamps onto paper and pick up with Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle.
  4. Ink stamps with black ink and stamp onto watercolor paper. Carefully wipe ink off of tape away from watercolor paper.
  5. Trace with pencil branch from template included in stamp set and then draw with black permanent fine tip marker.
  6. Watercolor birds and branch. Pencil leaf shapes around birds. Watercolor them and sky.
  7. Once dry, trim and tie ribbon around bottom.
  8. Stamp sentiment onto watercolor paper that has been colored with a complementing shade of bird image.
  9. Glue metal frame onto sentiment paper and trim around it with craft knife.
  10. Use mini brads to place onto bird image.
  11. Glue bird image onto slightly larger dark brown cardstock and then onto card base.

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  1. So pretty!!! Love these birds.

  2. Oh my.... Those birds are so stinkin' cute and your card is so pretty!!

  3. Beautiful coloring of the birds. Ribbon adds a special touch

  4. Your rainbow birds are scrumptious! I think that leaving them mostly white was a great idea! It really makes them stand out! TFS!

  5. Gorgeously colored birds and the ribbon and hardware make the perfect embellishments.

  6. Cute fluffy little birds. The leaves are so pretty.

  7. Adorable birds and
    lovely coloring.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Very nice card Janelle. The birds are amazing! Thanks for sharing with us.

  9. Your w/c BG is fabulous! Lovely card.

  10. Love your w/c BG and love those cute birds. Darling card and design.

  11. Adorable card! I love the rainbow colors on those sweet birds!

  12. Love your coloring and the pop of blue color, such a pretty card

  13. Really lovely. Those birds are just the cutest and I love the rainbow of colours you have given them . x

  14. Such beautiful colors! Love the ribbon and hardware. Makes it so special!

  15. I love the sentiment and the ribbon!

  16. I like the bright, cheery colors!

  17. Very pretty card.
    The greenery makes the birds pop.
    Love that blue ribbon.
    thanks for sharing

  18. Awe these are adorable! Hugs, Robin

  19. Ooooo! The spot coloring on those birds is so arsty and cool! This is such a tweet little scene! (sorry, I couldn't resist the pun).

  20. Birds are very cute! Great job on the card Robin!

  21. CUTE! Love the little spots of color on your birds...very clever and crafty! The beautiful blue of the bow really pops! Thank you for sharing!

  22. What an amazing job you did on this card! I love the color job on the birds and the background! What fun!

  23. Love the coloring on the birds! Different and gorgeous! Fantastic card!

  24. I just love the accent coloring on the birds wings. Beautiful card.

  25. The are the cutest little fat birds I ever did see!!! Your watercolor technique is just so beautiful. Those birds just pop up off the paper!! Thanks for sharing a very pretty and sweet card!!!!


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