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Sharing my craft with May Arts Ribbon

Do you love ribbon? I do, and I find that ribbon, thread, lace and other gorgeous elements of the sort belong with papercrafting like perfect soulmates! Today I want to invite you to take a look back with me to a few of the projects I've shared. May Arts Ribbon will be joining us too. (Please feel at home!)

Down Shabby Chic Lane
I took a memorable trip down shabby chic lane to make this card and with shabby chic there are never enough layers. Yes, I went over the top with elements and textures, but I was pure joy when I finished putting this card together. I wanted to pick the blue hues from one the patterned papers of my collection, and the rest just flowed naturally. This design has quite a few mixed media touches too.


Lilac Dreams
For this card I was inspired by a sketch and the handmade flowers themselves. The colors I used for the flowers felt so fresh and pretty, I thought a clean design was perfect for them so I decided to add jute twine. The contrast with the brown looks so nice!


Lace, Ribbon & Thread
I used all three textures to add a lot of detail to this feminine and delicate card. Using a combination of colors that doesn't cease to fascinate me, I went for a design that made me think of Cinderella and Spring at once. Here is an updated tutorial guide that I hope you find useful.

Check out How to Make a Shabby Chic Card With Lace, Ribbon & Thread by Graciellie Design on Snapguide.



I hope you enjoyed my post for today! For more inspiration please check out the different tabs on my blog header where you'll find even more creative ideas and tutorials.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!


Comments

  1. Gracie, I love the layers, the textures and the scrumptious flowers in these designs. Thanks for showing some of your techniques.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  2. Gracie, thank you for whisking us away into your land of ribbon, lace, and the most beautiful creativity. Each project has its own gorgeous story and you can feel the love and joy in each. The designs and textures keep pulling me back... so I must scroll back up for another peek! They are all so stunning that I cannot choose a favorite. :o) Have a blessed day!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  3. words just fall so short of of beautiful your cards are! Amazing, Amazing, Amazing! Thank you also for taking the time to so beautifully teach what you do, again Amazing!!!
    HUgs!

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