Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style - Cool Blue

Hi everyone!  Welcome to this week's Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style. This week we are using shades of blue!  Anything goes, we just had to use blue ribbon. 

My card uses the fabulous background stamp by JustRite Stampers, Chevron Stipe Background and the sentiment set, Spring Words.  The cool thing about background stamps is how versatile they are.  You can make quick and cute cards with them and few other supplies.  Here is a simple birthday card.
 Here is another...
I was so inspired I made a few more in different colors.
Some of you may not have a background stamp block and wonder if you can use the stamps anyway?  Well, here is how I stamp with them.  I lay the stamp on my desk, ink it up and lay the paper on top.  You can use your hand to evenly wipe your paper across the ink, or you could use a brayer.  You will notice I have another stamp turned face up below my inked stamp?  I put it there to give my paper an even place to lay.  Since this is a 1 layer card and I needed stamping was PERFECTLY even, I found my paper was tipping awkwardly without the support.

Each week we will have fabulous Blog Candy (this week's is pictured below) made up of the ribbons that we feature.  The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, one comment per blog, please.  The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 17th and posted on Sharon's Blog on Wednesday. 
You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!

Here is a list of today's participants:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
Card Deets:
Stamps - Chevron Stripes Background and Spring Words (JustRite Stampers)
Paper - White cardstock

Accessories - Spellbinders Standard and Classic Circles, Standard and Scalloped Squares, Classic Hearts and Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Wrinkled ribbon in pink, blue, orchid and yellow, pink/white baker's twine and burlap string, Prima Fairytale Roses in Buttercup and white 

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66 comments:

  1. Fabulous designs around the new JustRite background stamps...LOVE that chevron!

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  2. Truely love the clean and simple design of your cards as well as the lovely colors.
    ColleenB.

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  3. I absolutely adore these CAS cards! The background stamp is so beautiful and I love the simple sentiments with bows and roses -- JUST gorgeous!

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  4. Just love your CAS cards! And that chevron stamp, wow! Thanks for the bit of how to....i do this with wood blocked stamps just never thought to do same with unmounted.

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  5. Very pretty. Love the different colors, but especially the pink!

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  6. Ooooo, Michelle, I love all your cards! What a wonderful background stamp that is! :)

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  7. Beautiful cards...love them in all the colors!

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  8. Such lovely cards, love the clean and simple look, thank you so much for sharing them and the chance to win.

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  9. Gorgeous CAS designs, Michelle! They are so elegant!

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  10. Oh wow these are beautiful! Love the CAS approach and the chevron dp is fab! I really love the mixture of twine and ribbon on the blue one! Very pretty!!!

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  11. Beautiful set of cas cards thanks so much for sharing your inspiration
    Marilyn

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  12. How pretty! I love the super simple design!

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  13. Michelle, your cards are so rich and elegant looking and at the same time love the CAS approach, nice to have a design like that where you can whip out a bunch of cards with different colors like that. Awesome job, and thanks for the idea.
    You always do such fantastic work.
    Thanks for the inspiration
    hugs
    Donna

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  14. These cards are beautiful. I love the way you showed how to create several different cards from the same basic layout. perfect!!

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  15. What a great idea to 'mass' produce cards! Love all the colors and the ribbons really dress up a simple design.

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  16. Really very nice cards. Clean and simple I love cards that way sometime. Especially when you want to make alot of cards for your stash. Or just to give as a gift for someone, TFS

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  17. Gorgeous! I love your cards! Simply elegant! Love the chevrons too!

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  18. The chevron stamp makes for lovely cards and CAS ones with your added touches of ribbon, flowers, sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. How fun to see the cards in different color combinations. Very nice!

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  20. Love all your cards! The design is perfect to make a set of cards for someone. Gotta copy your idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

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  21. Wonderful cards! Love that Chevron Background stamp! Great fonts for the sentiments!

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  22. Love the background of your card, especially the yellow and the simplicity of it all

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  23. Love all of your cards...so clean & simple, yet so elegant and they really pop! It is hard to get this affect on a one layer card and you did it so well. Thank you for sharing them! Hugs Lori R.

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  24. A wonderful mix of cards, Michelle :) Way to use the chevrons! Think the pink is my fave. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Love the chevron background stamp......your variety of cards shows how easily & quickly an assortment of cards can be produced!

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  26. clean, simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing

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  27. Hi Michelle! Love your cas designs and that fabulous background stamp! The JustRite sentiments are perfect for this look too. Thanks for the tips. It is nice to keep some secrets from the pros! ; )

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  28. Great cards - the blue is my favorite

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  29. LOVE all the different cards you made using the same background stamp. They're clean and simply - yet all beautiful. GREAT tip about using another stamp as leverage for your paper when stamping only part of your card.

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  30. All the cards are lovely!! Love how much the bakers twine and burlap make a small but distinct difference!! Great job.

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  31. pretty cards and thanks for tip!

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  32. Very pretty CAS cards. I love the chevron stripes with the softness of that small rose. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Hi Michelle~

    I just love how creative you were with this stamp! (I just learned what a chevron was when Joshus received his "Chevron" stripes when he graduated Basic Military Training with the Air Force. Otherwise, I had no idea what a chevron was...but you made it look beautiful. I really love the "Best Wishes" and my favorite was when you made it in the pink with the "circle of love". The little rhinestones and that beautiful rose on the heart...so special!

    I hope you and yours are all doing well. I think of you often.

    Thanks for entering me in this awesome give-away.

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

    You May Win 1-5 Cards Weekly!
    http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

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  34. Lovely card, and thanks for the tip!

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  35. Love how you made the set of cards! Gorgeous ribbon and I love the different sentiments.

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  36. Love all the different colors. Great way to use a background stamp and thanks for the stamping tip. Have a great day!

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  37. Very pretty cards.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  38. Those are gorgeous!!! They're great CAS cards for any occasion. Thanks for the great tip on using the background stamp.

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  39. Very versatile stamp! Love all your designs!

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  40. That background stamp is great! At first glance I thought it was paper in different colors. Very clever to do it in different colors.

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  41. You made adorable cards! Thanks for the tip about using the other stamp to even up the height and keep the card from tipping!

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  42. You took simplicity, like chevron stripes and made them extra special with ribbon and sentiments. TFS.

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  43. Oh my, the chevrons you stamped are just super! Great tip, Michelle. Thanks for sharing - and I'd sure like to put some of the ribbon to use. :-)

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  44. Haha that's what I love to do also. If I like the way a card turns out I will make several and change them up a bit. Fantastic job!

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  45. Love your card. Thanks for all of your ideas.

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  46. I love the chevron stamp! And I love the monochromatic look.

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  47. All so pretty. Love the variety of colors!

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  48. Great cards! I love that chevron stripe background stamp! And the beautiful trim with ribbon and flowers too!
    DeniseB

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  49. What a great set of cards! Love the background stamp and all the embellishments.

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  50. What a lovely rainbow of cards!!!

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  51. These are all so pretty! Love the variety of colours you used.

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  52. Lovely cards!! and the tip on how to use the background stamp is super Thanks for the inspiration and the tip.

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  53. Lovely clean lines in all different colors. Great inspiration.

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  54. I love how simple the card to make, but it looks like so much more!! I also the versatility with one design for MANY purposes---you can have the cards made ahead of time and waiting for sentiment then in the mail they go!! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Your cards look so simple yet absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  56. Love the Chevron stamp and thanks so much for the stamping tip. Great idea!

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  57. Wow I first thought this was dp you used until I read through! These cards are beautiful and thanks for the tip about how to stamp a background stamp.

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  58. Wow I live the simplicity and style if the cards you made with the stamp! The paler colours are so pretty and well
    Matched with the ribbons! Love them

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  59. It always amazes me how a different color can really change the feel of a card. Great card design this week!

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  60. All these are lovely!
    Thanks for sharing with us how versatile a stamp can be by just changing the colors and the simple decorations!!!

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