Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Arts + Um Wow + Avery Elle!

We've got a really fun pairing this week between May Arts, Um Wow & Avery Elle!
All of these projects use the Oh Happy Day set from Avery Elle.
Here's what I came up with:

For this card I used the Um Wow Butterfly Confetti as a mask & misted with Dreamweaver Blue Martini & Tattered Angels Mallard spray inks.
I stamped the sentiment & heat embossed with white powder.

I layered 2 types of May Arts pleated ribbon: 5/8" satin pleats in teal & 5/8" sheer box pleat in ivory.
Next up I used the Um Wow Ray Background on patterned paper from the  DCWV 'my sunshine' stack. I misted with Imaginecrafts Fireworks spray ink in Summer Sky. Love the shimmer on this!

I stamped the sentiment 3 times- you can't really see it well, but there are 2 blues (fresh ink pool & turquoise) and Tsukineko Delicata golden glitz. The bird is only stamped in turquoise.
I used the May Arts 1.5" blue denim for my tab & layered 2 gold ribbons to tie it all together: metallic gold string & gold string metallic ribbon.

Last up I used the Um Wow Layered Hearts chipboard. I painted one of the hearts with red acrylic paint & then added Tsukineko GlazOn for some shine.
I stamped the arrow & the sentiment in black ink (versafine).

I tied 1/4" chevron twill in red around the card & added a black & white Baker's Twine bow to the knot.

I had so much fun playing with the Um Wow goodies & am smitten with the font from the Avery Elle set- pretty sure you'll be seeing a LOT of that :)
Well you know there are always prizes with a hop!

The giveaway is 3 prize packs of:
1 Stamp Set
1 roll of ribbon
1 mask, flair set & layered chipboard set
To enter post a comment on each May Arts/UmWow/Avery Elle blogs.

And here is a list of the May Arts Stops!







  1. WOW wow WOW

    FABULOUS cards Jen - SO MUCH TO LOVE in EACH one!!!

    LOVE your fluttering butterflies and pleated ribbon edge!!!
    LOVE your sun ray background and cute layered tab!!!
    LOVE your heart, arrow and chevron!!!

    ... ALL great designs - THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  2. Cute cards! Really like the use of ribbon on the edge of the card. Great idea!

  3. Oh shoot just cracks me up. Love this card. A sympathy card is always difficult to make. This one is lovely!

  4. great technique, I love the background effect! beautiful but doesn't take from the sentiment.

  5. Wonderful set of
    cards here and thanks
    for all the different
    ways to use the ribbons.
    Carla from Utah

  6. Great cards! Some really amazing ideas for us to scraplift for our stash of cards. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love how you used the chipboard as a mask on your first card and the way you did the ribbon on your "Oh Happy Day" card!! The third card is amazing!! Something about it just strikes a chord with me and I love it!!! TFS!

  8. Beautiful projects! I just love the ribbons!

  9. Beautiful cards! I love the colors and butterflies on the first one, thanks for sharing.

  10. Wonderful cards, love the colors, style you made and great job with the ribbon. TFS,

  11. Super cards! Love the ribbon edge!

  12. Did I mention that I love that color of the satin pleats (hint hint).


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