Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Sheer

Welcome to Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Sheer! Our focus is on translucent, beautiful, May Art's Sheer Ribbon today.


I needed a masculine birthday card, and I wondered, "Can I use sheer ribbon on a MAN CARD?" Well, I found out that "YES I CAN!"

Since this is a winter birthday card, I felt that Bo Bunny's "Snowfall Collection" would be perfect with the blue/brown colorway and fabulous patterns. There's also a Bo Bunny "Clear Snowfall Collection" stamp set available HERE.

I used Spellbinder's Nested Pennants and Nested Scalloped Pennant dies to cut the little flags for my design. JustRite's "Happy Everything Tag Making Kit" provided the sentiment, stamped with Versafine Sepia ink.




Can you can see the sheer ribbon? I didn't use a lot of it, just enough to be layered behind some of the flags...and, you can still see the pattern through the ribbon accent. A trio of brown brads adds a little extra to finish the design.

All of the linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.




AND... Once again Sharon is offering up some sweetness: "This is a Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, January 24 and will be posted here on my (Sharon's) blog on Wednesday."


"You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner! Good luck!"

Here's the hop lineup for today:

Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Barb Schram
Holly McMillen
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)


Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you were inspired to try some sheer ribbon today!

78 comments:

Mara A. said...

Love this card. I'm always searching for something masculine and this goes in my pile! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mara A said...

....and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous way to use the sheer ribbon on a manly card! I just love this paper and I have the 6x6 pad. Must remember to case this layout!

Hope you birthday is fantastic!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Beth Greco

Colleen said...

What a geat cards for the guys and I love that sheer ribbon on there

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful card. I love how you used the banners and the sheer ribbon....

Peggy said...

Great card. I am always looking for ideas on masculine cards. I may try this one soon.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Colleen said...

Forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday
Your Birthday is a special day..
One that's just for you
A time for doing everything
You specially like to do..
And on this day that belongs to you,
The wish this greeting brings
Is for the joy you so deserve
And all life's nicest things!

Happy Birthday

Anonymous said...

Love it. Love it. Love it!
SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love you masculine card. It is sheer inspiration!!
Happy Birthday, Deb. Hope you have a fantastic day!!

Michelle said...

I love this card! It's always hard to come up with a masculine card. Thank you for sharing. and Happy Birthday!!

Carol P said...

Happy birthday! Love your masculine birthday card using snowflake paper! What a great idea!

Carol E said...

Beautiful card, love the ribbon, thank you for sharing it.

Evette K. said...

Happy Birthday!! Wow love these cards with the pendants. Terrific for my hubby and father-in-law. Would love to add the blog candy to my craft room!! Thanks for the chance. ekc

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love how you did the tags with the ribbon behind. Oh and Happy Birthday hope you're having a great day . Thanks for sharing
Marilyn

Marilyn said...

Love your blog! Happy Birthday!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Happy Birthday, Deb! Hope your day has been wonderful!!! Love your snowflake card! Very nicely done!!!

Carla S. said...

Happy Birthday, Deb! Hope you have a wonderful celebration! Your card is beautiful! Love those papers!

Lyn said...

Happy, Happy Birthday...hope it's as special as you want it to be! Love your card. Neat idea to have the ribbon behind in the background. I will remember this...Thanks, Deb!

Caryn S said...

Happy birthday to you! Beautiful card! I was just contemplating how to include ribbon on a man's card without making it look too frilly and here you have done it!

Debbie Dunham said...

Happy Birthday! Great masculine card!

Rosemary said...

what a fantastic way to use the ribbon on a masculine card!! wonderful card! hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

lisa808 said...

Happy birthday!

Fab card. Love the paper and banners.

Bev J. said...

Happy Birthday!!

Great use of your ribbon on a guy card-neat!

Ravengirl said...

Fist of all, Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your day. Second, what an amazing use of ribbon on a masculine card. It's just so perfect. I love how it just darkens the pattern that already exists! Very clever!

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday!!! Really like the colors you chose and very nice for a man. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy.

Angela T said...

Happy Birthday! I really like the way you used the sheer ribbon on a masculine card. Very cool!

Rebecca W said...

Great card! I never seem to be able to do justice to masculine cards so I love what you have done here.

Laraine R said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Great masculine card!!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Happy Birthday Deb! Blue and brown is my favorite color combo.

Serena said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have lots of fun! Your card is awesome! Perfect for a winter birthday!

Barbara A. said...

Happy Birthday Girl!!! Hope you have a wonderful day....Sharon told us it is your special day! I'm signing up on your page....love what I see!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! I love that Bo Bunny paper collection! The colors are so beautiful! The sheer ribbon looks fabulous on there.
Happy Birthday to you, Deb!
DeniseB

Carole said...

This is such a clever use of ribbon. I'm anxious to try it. Have a wonderful birthday!

Shirley said...

Love the use of the ribbon on a manly card. I'm going to copy your layout which I really like. Have a wonderful birthday, too. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Barb Schram said...

Happy, Happy birthday to you, Deb! Your use of sheer ribbon is, well, sheer genius! lol...LOVE your card!

jean w. said...

Wonderful guy card! I have the hardest time with those! The sheer ribbon is great addition to the card! Happy Birthday Deb!

Luanne said...

I really like the way the pattern shows through the sheer ribbon. I like using sheer ribbon for a lighter look. Love your card!

Sandy said...

Deb, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card. The colours are fabulous! Great for that manly bday:)

Sandy said...

Just went to 'No Time to Stamp' and she said it was your b-day so Happy Birthday to you !!!! May you have a wonderful day and an inspiring year ahead:)

Anonymous said...

Such a nice "manly" card and they are so hard to come by! Thanks for sharing. Nelda

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Happy Birthday, Deb!!! Your card is absolutely amazing, such a great man card....love it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

knag said...

Great use of sheer ribbon as an accent! Always need inspiration for masculine cards.

Janet L. said...

Happy Birthday to you, Deb! I love the card and will be remembering it for my next masculine need. The colors are my fave and I surely do like the way you used the sheer ribbon. Great job!

Dee N said...

First, Happy Birthday, Deb. I love that you can see the patterned paper through the sheer ribbon. What a great masculine card.

Anonymous said...

I love this card. The colors are so cool, love the bannersYou are so talented!
Maria V.

kamart said...

Happy Birthday, Deb!
Your masculine birthday card is beautiful! Love the colors....and the use of pennants as accents....

JenMarie said...

LOVE your card!!

Nan G said...

Happy Birthday!
Fantastic card!

kathy s said...

love this card and it could have been for a male or female- great touch with the sheer ribbon

debbie said...

Happy birthday, Deb. Hope it's a good one!

Karen McAlpine said...

Great manly card! Love that paper!!

Shona said...

Have a Wonderful Birthday!
Great way to use the ribbon, and this card is awesome!

creativearts said...

Happy Birthday! Love your card. I have such a hard time doing masculine cards and love what you did with the sheer ribbon on this one.

Tanya said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the ribbon, fabulous idea.

Sue D said...

Happy Birthday!
Love your card and the way you used the sheer ribbon.

MollyK. said...

You're right, you can use sheer ribbon this way and it adds to the whole effect nicely....gotta love that Bo Bunny Snowfall collection!

Fernanda said...

Happy bday!!! Wow you really can use ribbon on a "man" card lol! I just love the color combo you used,

Lynne said...

First off Happy Birthday and many more to you. I love the way you used the sheer ribbon - so very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Thats a great way of adding ribbon to a masculine card. love the idea. And Happy B.Day hope you have a really blessed time:)
Sherri

cgigler said...

Wow! What a great card. and Happy Birthday -- isn't it wonderful that you such wonderful friends.

Traci M said...

This is such a wonderful design, Deb! I love your use of the sheer ribbon, even for a manly card! Happy Birthday, and best wishes for a year full of blessings!

Linda Carson said...

Happy Birthday to you Deb! I hope you had a fabulous day! Your card is quite handsome!

Becki B said...

Ribbon on a MAN'S card? Yes we can!!! Happy Birthday Deb!

tina said...

Happy Birthday! Very nice card!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this great idea ~ how to use sheer ribbon on a masculine card! Love it! Happy Birthday to You!
Mary Esther

Nancy said...

Great masculine card - always looking for ideas as I find making masculine cards very difficult! Thanks for the chance to win and a great big HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY!

Dara Lynn said...

Men rule the roost in my family, hubby, 3 sons, 2 brothers, and 7 brother in laws!!! I HEART masculine cards...this is perfect WITH the gorgeous sheer ribbon banners!!!!

PatS said...

Love the colors and paper of your card! Great inspiration and so easy!

connie said...

Love the card and the way you used the ribbon! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Judy I said...

Happy belated birthday.

Your card is wonderful. I love how you used the ribbon on the masculine card. Thanks for the great inspiration.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the ribbon behind the flag. Nice touch. TFS

Linda said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love the glue and brown and the pennants. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Darlene G said...

Happy birthday, Deb. I love your work. And your "man" card is terrific.

Kathy W said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Love the blue and brown, and incredible use of the pennants and sheer ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara said...

Just a beautiful card! And a perfect masculine card! I always need more inspiration for those!


Hope your birthday was just fantastic!

meemee48 said...

I love these colors together. Makes for a gorgeous card!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I also use ribbon on man cards as long as it isn't in loops or a bow. Looks great flat. Very clever to use it as a layer.

Cyndee Scholet said...

No, I didn't see the ribbon at first. I had to look for it. But, what a nice effect! What a nice masculine card.