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Day 3 of May Arts / Stampendous Blog Week!

Cards Galore

Hi everyone! Vera from Ling’s Design Studio here with some fun cards to share with you all.

As May Arts teamed up with Stampendous, I got to play with these beautiful stamps: Cling Jumbo Water Lily and Cling Dragonfly Vine. I ended up making 4 cards because I had so much fun playing with these stamps.

First up is the duo that I created using the Cling Jumbo Water Lily.



The flower is pretty big in size, but they are gorgeous. I decided to do the watercolor technique.


Here’s the how to:

1. On a piece of smooth solid area (I used the large Stampendous large rectangle acrylic handle) rub distress ink color of your choice, then spritz some water. More water for softer color and less water for more intense color. Then using my fingers, I just swirl the waters and it’s okay if the colors get blend in.

2. Lay a piece of cardstock on top of your watercolor swirl and just moved the cardstock a bit here and there to make sure the whole area get covered. Pick up the cardstock and use heat gun or blow dryer to help speed up the drying process.

3. Stamp the flower using watermark ink and emboss with white embossing powder. I colored the center of the flowers with Copic marker to make it stand out a bit more. Fussy cut the flower.

4. For these cards, I use May Arts Woven/iridescent ribbon KA20 and KA15. Pretty basic, I just lay 2 strips of the ribbon directly on the card, then adhere the flowers. I only put glue on  the middle and left edge of the flowers and curl the other petal for dimension. And you’re done!


Next is a CAS dragonfly card.



1. Cut a panel, stamp the dragonfly and sentiment, and mat the panel.
2. For some shimmering fun, I traced the wing with Sakura glitter pen.
3. Using May Arts Twill Ribbon FN04, I cut 3 short strips, folded them in half, and adhere to the back of the panel.
4. Using pop dots attach the panel to the card.
5. Add button for embellishment.


Okay, last card. Another dragonfly card.


This time I used stamping marker for the dragonfly.

How to:

1. On a piece of cardstock I layered and glued May Arts net ribbon EM05, then cut it using Spellbinders Scrap-Mart Exclusive Oval Square Label. To get a clean cut, I let it ran through my Cuttlebug twice. Attach to the green panel.
2. Using stamp markers I colored the dragonfly and stamp it on white cardstock. Fussy cut it and adhere to the die-cut ribbon panel using pop-dots.
3. Stamp sentiment & adhere to card.
4. For the ribbon accents I used May Arts Double Faced Satin ribbon HA66. First, I cut a strip slightly longer than the card, adhere it to the panel and wrap the end behind it. Then I cut another strip and folded both end to the center of the ribbon, then do this again with a shorter piece. Wrap a short piece to tie the 2 folded layers together and adhere to the first strip of ribbon. Add rhinestone.

So, what you think of these stamps and ribbons? I hope you enjoy today’s tutorial and I hope my cards inspire you to give these Stampendous stamps a try. Thank you all for stopping by here and for more cards inspirations you can always check out my blog at: Ling’s Design Studio
Have a great day everyone!

Blog post by: Vera Yates


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  1. Maria Matter

    these are so beautiful Vera! love the variety of ribbon use!

  2. Jennifer H.

    These are just beautiful but I must say I really love the dragonfly cards. Anything dragonfly I see, I must have. LOL TFS!!

  3. Trinh

    Gorgeous cards, Vera! Love how you colored those flowers.

  4. Stacie

    Very lovely cards!!

  5. Kathy P

    Stunning cards! I love both of those stamps. Thanks for sharing the techniques to create them!

  6. Stephanie Muzzulin

    OMG Gorgeous cards Vera!!!!!!!!

  7. Melinda Wilson

    I love to stamp on cardstock and then cut it out. Thanks for sharing these awesome projects.

  8. sue w.

    cards are always my favorite. great job!
    stamping sue

  9. Laurel Beard

    Wow! These are just gorgeous cards. I love all the water color! FABULOUS Vera! Just breathtaking creations…..

  10. Giovana

    Beautiful projects Vera!! The ribbons are beautiful!

  11. indy

    What beautiful cards!

  12. AnitaRex

    Wow love Vera’s cards! Such great use of ribbon and love the water colored flowers!

  13. Judy1223

    Wo, Vera…what beautiful cards! I especially love the watercolor flowers…I love how they go off the edge of the card!

  14. Laurel S

    Beautiful cards! love Vera’s work!

  15. DeniseB

    Great card assortment! Love the colors! The water lily stamp is really pretty and looks great with the ribbon colors you selected!

  16. Becky D

    Oh Vera – these are beautiful. Love these cling stamps – that water lily is gorgeous! thanks for the instructions 🙂

  17. Chris Dring

    Wow! These cards are stunning! TFS!

  18. Kristie Maynard

    What beautiful stamps! Your cards are just gorgeous. TFS!

  19. Kelly Sas

    Card making is my passion so I LOVE your examples today. I especially like the idea using the MA net ribbon in the die cutter to make the green panel! Thanks for the great inspiration.

  20. Iris S

    Great project! Love the ribbons and stamps use together

  21. Sue D

    Beautiful–thanks for sharing how you made these.

  22. Charlene

    Beautiful cards, Vera! Love that big waterflily!

  23. Holly Tolman

    Wow, these are great, would be an amazing gift for a great friend.

  24. Karen B.

    Beautiful Cards Vera!


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