I love creating cards and mixed media projects above all else. I though perhaps I could combine aspects of both into a portfolio with coordinating cards, plus a few extras!!!!!. So grab a cup of coffee or tea as this is a long post!!
I started with the Portfolio which was created with a template from Green Sneakers and my Scor-Pal. Most of the lovely papers I used are from the Robin's Nest.
I received some awesome May Arts ribbon for this submission, but forgot to get something in purple! I had some White May Arts ribbon, but it didn't really match my project - it was just a little too stark white, so I decided to change the color with Izink's Pigment Inks. I put 6 drops of Izink into a spray bottle and mixed it with water and got a lovely shade of purple.
Placing the ribbon in a plastic bag, I spritzed the purple mix into the bag and mixed it around till the ribbon changed color. I added more drops of Izink to darken the ribbon, then a little more water because it was a little too dark. Izink is a wonderful product to work with.
Once the ribbon dried, I added it to my portfolio - it ties it shut so the recipient has a gift to open. I then made 5 cards to fit inside the portfolio using assorted lovely May Arts ribbon.
The portfolio easily holds 4 - 6 A2 sized cards depending on the bulk created when used lots of awesome ribbon.
Bloom uses Robin's Nest papers, Clearsnap Ink, Marks Finest stamps, and May Arts Solid/Ivory Plaid ribbon.
Wishing you uses the Robin's Nest papers, Hero Arts stams, May Arts Turquoise Sheer/Ruffled Edge ribbon and White Crochet Trim.
Wings uses Robin's Nest papers, Hero Arts stams, Clearsnap ink, Spellbinders die and May Arts Turquoise Sheer/Ruffled Edge ribbon.
Kindness uses Robin's Nest papers, Hero Arts stamps, Clearsnap Ink, and May Arts White Crochet Lace., a tiny piece across the top.
I also love making larger cards. These butterfly cards measure 5" x 6 1/2". They are too big to fit inside the portfolio, but I did want to share them. I used May Arts Pink Net Ribbon in the die cut opening to add some fun dimension to the first card. I used the Green Sheer/Pinstripes Ribbon amongst the flowers to create the illusion of leaves on the second card.
Prima butterflies, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Spellbinders dies, Robins Nest Dew Drops, Clearsnap Ink and May Arts Pink Net Ribbon.
Isn't the Pink Net Ribbon gorgeous?
Thinking of You uses Heartfelt Creations dies, Gina's chipboard, Mark's Finest Stamp, Clearsnap Ink, and May Arts Green Sheer/Pinstripes Ribbon.
I especially love this card. To me it is simple but elegant and the green ribbon is a nice contrast to the pink and brown.
So what do you think of these cards and the portfolio? Do you think you'd create this as a gift for someone near and dear?
Fingers crossed now for the final decision of who makes the May Arts Design Team for the next year.
Thanks for stopping by today.