Mar 17 2012

Stamp Simply Ribbon Inspiration – Checks Are In

Published by at 8:00 am under Birthday,Dry Embossing,Spellbinders,Stencils

I’m thrilled to be playing with the Stamp Simply girls again! Today we’re focusing on checks. I love pastel checks and chose to work with peach gingham in this design.

The peach checked background paper is from Graphic 45 – Once Upon A Springtime, as well as the fairy I incorporated into the card. Fairies are always a hit with me, I love how she appears to be enchanted with the flowers. I’ve nestled her amidst the baby’s breath. I added glitter to her wings, dress and flowers in her hair. Quickie glue pens are perfect for fine layers of glitter.

The larger flowers were made with Daisy Head dies, the smallest flowers were made with Blossom 2 dies, and the leaves were made with a die from the Sunflower 1 dies, all from Spellbinders. The white embossed and cut layer was created with the EH1814 Open Passe-Partout brass stencil.

To create a ruffled effect in the gingham ribbon, I baste stitched along the center of the ribbon and then gathered the ruffle. I adhered the flowers and leaves over the basting. I used a Sizzix leaf spray die to make the smaller leaves. The ribbon is placed over a border made with the Floral Doily Accents dies from Spellbinders. Kaiser pearls were used liberally on the flowers and border. A gingham ribbon tab was tucked in behind the flowers.

I used a craft knife to cut the openings in the white layer of paper after I embossed it. I ran the stencil through the Grand Caliber to emboss the white paper. Using a paper cutter I made a 1/2 inch border around the outer edges of the embossed image.

All layers and larger flowers and leaves were placed on 2mm foam tabs for added dimension to the design. I also placed the very bottom portion of the fairy on a 2mm foam tab. The flower petals were painted with a mixture of Gum Arabic and Pearl Ex powder.  I used an 18kt Krylon pen around some of the edges of the flower petals. I included a cluster of Kaiser pearls inside the largest flower.

There is Mystery Blog Candy being offered. The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, March 20 and will be posted on Sharon’s blog on Wednesday or thereafter.

You must check back  with Sharon’s blog to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!

Good luck!

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen

Linda Duke

TUTORIALS for making flowers:

Flower Tutorial Part I

Flower Tutorial Part II

Flower Tutorial Part III

Flower Tutorial Part IV

Tools I use for optimum results in making flowers and embossing leaves:

Embossing Pad A5

Embossing Tool– Extra Small (for leaf veins)

Embossing Tool – Small Ball (for small flowers, leaves and butterflies)

Embossing Tool – Large Ball (for mid-size flowers and leaves)

Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (4.5mm) (for large flowers and leaves)

Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (6mm) (for large flowers and leaves)

Supplies Used:

Ribbon:  7/8″ Peach Checked RibbonStamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Old Olive

Paper:  Pearly White, Orange, Moss Green, Graphic 45 – Once Upon a Springtime – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (available in a kit with gorgeous silks, flowers and gemstones)

Stencil: EH1814 Open Passe Partout

Spellbinders’: Grand CaliberDaisy Heads, Sunflowers 1, Floral Doily AccentsBlossom 2 (Spellbinders’ dies can be purchased at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Accessories:  Baby’s Breath, Tacky Glue, Zip Dry Adhesive, Foam Tabs, Glitter, Quickly Glue Pen, Kaiser Pearls, Sizzix Leaf Branch Die, Scor It, Craft Knife, 18kt. Krylon Pen, Needle, Thread

Thank you so much for stopping by, wishing you a warm, sunny weekend with family and friends!

Paper Hugs,


97 responses so far

97 Responses to “Stamp Simply Ribbon Inspiration – Checks Are In”

  1. Charlene says:

    Wow…absolutely STUNNING, Jeri!! Those flowers are just amazing!!

  2. Jan D. says:

    Oh, wow….what a vibrant, yet soft card. Beautiful!!!! Looks like spring has sprung. LOL

  3. Sue D says:

    Very pretty in peach and I love the vibrant flowers.

  4. Carla Suto says:

    What a stunning card, Jerri! I love the colors and all the dimension! The flowers are gorgeous! Sweet little fairy!

  5. Gabriela says:

    Jerri – your flowers couldn’t look more real. I particularly like your use the baby’s breath and the gingham ribbons.

  6. Carol R says:

    I’m enchanted with your card! So pretty and the fairy is the perfect finishing touch to this beauty. Gingham says ‘summer time’ to me. I love the flowers and the soft peach colors.

  7. Beautiful colors and the fairy looking at your gorgeous flowers. The ribbon is really pretty and I like the way you gathered it. Sweet little border flower die.

  8. Mary R. says:

    WOW! All the details are perfect! The white (baby’s breath?) behind the fairy is enchanting and such a creative addition to your card. Great job!

  9. Nancy says:

    I love fairies too! And the way you positioned the baby’s breath around her is gorgeous! So many shabby details! Love it!!

  10. Betty B says:

    Oh my word! Another fantastically beautiful card. It is truly a work of art.

  11. DBCarilli says:

    As usual, another stunner

  12. Lynda says:

    Amzing, stunning, beautiful!!!

  13. Marilyn says:

    WOW absolutely beautiful!!! Your fairy is amazing. Whom ever gets this card will be speechless and over come with beauty!

  14. Charlotte says:

    Oh, my! LOVE all the fabulous details you put into this card. It’s absolutely awesome! Thank you for sharing.

  15. pinky says:

    simply beautiful and I love the colors you used!

  16. Ursula Uphof says:

    Once again a stunning project Jerri. The flowers are awesome and the fairy is just so at home amongst them. Really great to see your work again.

  17. Barbara A. says:

    Whoa Jeri!!!! I love, love that little fairy! Such a cute little thing too! I also love your beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Gorgeous, such lovely colors, beautiful flowers and just love the way you cut away the background!

  19. Cyndee Scholet says:

    Love your creations! They always make me drool!

  20. Darlene G says:

    Your creation leaves me breathless. It is sooooo very beautiful

  21. Kittie says:

    This is gorgeous,m Jerri! I love the orange flowers. It’s so bright and cheerful with the gingham ribbon.

  22. Juanita in OH says:

    OH, MY GOODNESS – this is an incredible card!!! Your colors are beautiful, as is the cut work, the flowers and leaves, and I LOVE the work on the fairy. Thank you for blessing my day with this work of art. TFS.

  23. Debbie Dunham says:

    Your card is breathtaking! Love the flowers, ribbon, fairy….everything!

  24. Rosemary D says:

    wow!!! what a work of art!! simply stunning!

  25. Laraine R says:

    Gorgeous creation! Love everything about it! Thanks for sharing! It is a masterpiece!

  26. Tina Michael-Dahlmann says:


    This is gorgeous. You are very talented.

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  27. Lynn says:

    Wow – I love the happiness of this card – the colors are so vibrant. TFS

  28. Chelsea says:

    Oooow, Jerri. Now you know, I don’t really like orange. But this card is just gorgeous! What a work of art!! – as usual. 🙂 The flowers just look so very real. You might get me to like orange after all if I keep seeing flowers this pretty.

  29. Jessica says:

    No time to hop today Jeri. But I love this card. I really like orange and never use it! I’m glad it’s like the new pink this year. I have this paper too. I love G45 papers. They’ll probly be my next paper purchase. TFS, Hugs Jess

  30. Helen says:

    I Love how you used your fairy! I don’t use my fairy stamps very often because I haven’t figured out how to use them without being too child oriented in theme. This is it! This is the most mature, lol, fairy card I’ve seen and the look is perfect! The baby’s breath adds to her “magic” while she’s so focused on your beautiful flower. Wonderful work! You’ve given me some excellent ideas! Thank you!

  31. Heather says:

    Hi jerri . I love these colours used ,looks so fresh and summerlike , Oohh im a fairy fan ,
    Have lots down my garden .Beautiful work . Hugs Heather

  32. phil d says:

    fabuluos flowers as usual thanks
    love all your work


  33. kathy b says:

    Your creations are amazing! Love the color scheme!

  34. Diane says:

    This is gorgeous Jerri!

  35. Cheryl Lea says:

    Fabulous card! I always love seeing all the beautiful flowers you create, and the little ones nestled in the ruffled ribbon are especially lovely.

  36. This is so gorgeous! I like the ruffled gingham ribbon and the pleated bow under the flowers to match the background. Your layered blossoms are the perfect spot for your dainty little fairy to alight!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

  37. Mary Davis says:

    Wow what a beautiful card. Love it.

  38. Cindy Cade says:

    So beautiful. I especially like the subtle addition of baby’s breath.

  39. Tina DeLong AKA GardenDiva says:

    Oh Jerri…………I’m am simply blown away by this gorgeous card. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent with all of us !!!!

  40. Becky Jo says:

    WOW, such a beautiful card! Do you sell your cards anywhere? I’d love to have a Jerri original! TFS Hugs!!

  41. Janet says:

    Your cards are so eloquently done. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  42. LindaMar from CA says:

    The gingham checks make your card “comfy” Love it! I like the use of G45’s fairy. I am a big fan of Graphic 45 papers. I hope you will be using them more. Fun to see how you will use them.

  43. Carol E Brooker says:

    Wow! Your card is just so beautiful really amazing, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

  44. Dottie says:

    We all are kind of saying the same thing…Wow! Your description of each element and how you did it really is so kind of you as sometimes its the little tricks of the trade that make a card stand out. You did it all here…the gold leafing pen around the edges of the largest flower is what had me wondering at first off in how you accomplished the look. Jerri, this card is just wonderful. Your love of the art of card making is so very evident and we all benefit from it. Thank you.

  45. Sonia says:

    As always, your card is absolutely fabulous!

  46. S. Patterson says:

    Amazing !! I love what you did with the brass stencil. That layer really adds something special to this already fabulous card. The flowers are awe inspiring as always. I can’t imagine how long it takes to make each one of your masterpieces. Your artistry leaves me breathless !!

  47. Jeanne says:

    Jerri, Your cards are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to explain how you put it all together. The details are amazing! I just received one of your brass stencils and can’t wait to use it. I am so glad you pointed out that you can leave borders around the stencil, this means the size can limitless!!! When I got the stencil my first thought was that I would be limited to the size of the stencil, DUH! thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

  48. Rebecca W says:

    Amazing card- the work on those flowers is fabulous and the fairy seems to be completely enchanted with them.

  49. Ellen B says:

    Jerri, you never fail to amaze me with your creativity! I absolutely love the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection. It is one of my all time favorites.

  50. jean w. says:

    Jerri you always do such gorgeous work! This is awesome, I like the gingham!

  51. Sheila - UK says:

    Oh dear the beauty of this card Jerri has taken my breath away…in fact it’s beauty actually brought tears in my eyes! It truely is incredibly beautiful! I’m so in awe of you and bless you for taking the time out to share your stunning talent and explaining how you put these wonderful creations together.

    Love Sheila xx

  52. Julia says:

    Love it!!!! Simply beautiful!

  53. Janet L. says:

    I knew yours would be stunning and it surely is!! Love the orange colors, too.

  54. Connie Smith says:

    What a lovely card.. the flowers are all GORGEOUS!! All your flowers are so pretty!!

  55. Marilyn says:

    Wow this card is stunning love all the flowers and how you placed them on the ribbon . Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win

  56. Kristine Vencel says:

    Another gorgeous Jerri design! I am so in love with every card you make using your special flowers! Thank you so much for sharing.

  57. Cec says:

    Gorgeous creation as always. Your flowers are spectacular and I love the looped ribbon and the ruffled ribbon peeking out.

  58. Kathy S says:

    this card really feels like a fairy garden so pretty thanks for sharing and the chance to win some fantastic ribbon

  59. Gloria C says:

    Unbelieveable!! I am so glad that you are back. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

  60. LynneZ says:

    Jerri – I can’t believe all the detail you put into this card. Can’t imagine how long it took you, but it really is gorgeous.

  61. Trisha says:

    Hi Jerri
    Your card is so pretty!!
    As a subscriber to a dozen or more blogs, I wanted you to know that
    your photos are the best, close up, clear and bright.
    Also the written explainations on the tools used and steps taken to make
    your cards are top notch, #1, in fact.
    As I am still in the learning stages of multi layered card making, I send you
    a huge hug for taking the time to share your talents.

  62. Linda Carlson says:

    WOW! (says it all)

  63. Deanna says:

    love the colors on this card, Beautiful design!

  64. Anne Young says:

    Lovely card…….as always !!

  65. Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!

    The flowers are so real…

  66. Kathy P says:

    As always, beautiful! Thank you.

  67. Maureen Chandler says:

    WOW! Your cards are just breathtaking! Your details are amazing and I just keep looking at each little thing – wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win those beautiful ribbons!

  68. Glenda Dopking says:

    Haven’t seen a post in a long time Jerri and this is gorgeous as ever! What fairy wouldn’t love to stop and smell these blossoms. They are stunning and I couldn’t believe they all Spellbinders – absolutely gorgeous! The brass stencil and gingham give it a lovely window box appearance – thanks so much for sharing.


  69. Judy I, St. Louis MO says:

    Stunning! I love the flowers, and the Once Upon a Springtime paper.

  70. Toni Storie says:

    What a beautiful card! Your vision and attention to detail are truly wonderful!

  71. Caryn S. says:

    Love that DP and the fairy, Graphic45 is one of my favorites. Beautiful peonies. You surely put a lot of work into this card!

  72. Joan Ervin says:

    What absolutely gorgeous colors, Jerri…..all the flowers are amazing and I sooo love that sweet fairy image!!!! The gingham looks soooo elegant and dainty….beautifully done!!!!

  73. Charlotte Hall says:

    Stunning – you never fail to amaze me. Thank goodness, you are bloggin again – I missed you so much!

  74. Becca Feeken says:

    Jerri this is exquisite my friend!! The colors are delicious and the design is divine!

  75. Stacie says:

    Truly stunning! Love those flowers!

  76. Diana Newman says:

    Magnificant flowers take center stage for this creation!

  77. Charlette says:

    Well what a beautiful card. Love the colors of the flowers. And that little fairy on the corner great touch. Your work is just fabulous. TFS

  78. Marie Bingaman says:

    Oooo,very pretty indeed! I love all the elements you have added to your card! 🙂

  79. Shirley says:

    This card could be framed because it is gorgeous. Love how you incorporated the gingham look in your card with the paper and ribbon. So clever. Your cards are always such beautiful creations!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  80. Carol Burnette says:

    I’m so glad you are actively blogging again. You were missed! Your flowers are incredibly beautiful. Thanks for the glue pen tip and the tutorials.

  81. Carol Southern says:

    Oh so beautiful!!! What a home coming treat I got when I opened your page. The card is stunning and I love that large flower. Must take a look at the daisy die.

  82. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful card! So many great details!

  83. Linda Carson says:

    WOW! What a exquisite beauty! Love all the special details in this work of art! Outstanding!

  84. Becca Feeken says:

    So delicate! This is a feminine masterpiece Jerri!

  85. Suzy Waldo says:

    Love the bold colors in this card!

  86. Tosh says:

    I’m continually in awe of your flowers Jerri!! And the gingham paper really allows your flowers to shine!! What a fabulous combo for this work of art!! WOW!!

  87. I love checks. I have a checkered sofa. I love to wear checks. They are so crisp and clean and come in such lovely colors. I like the fact that they can be used on a woman’s or man’s card. I even remember having a light blue gingham Easter dress when I was young. Checks never go out of style. Yeah, checks!

    P.S. Jerrikay it is so good to have you back and active again. Love your outstanding projects!

  88. marilyn says:

    I have been checking your blog off and on for some time now, hoping to see something new. . . ..I’ve missed your beautiful work!!! hope all is well for you and your family.

  89. Beautiful as ever, Jerri! I just want to stare and stare. So many gorgeous details!

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