Saturday, August 27, 2011


Inkspirations chose some interesting colors for this challenge, all beautiful colors, but together I wasn't sure. However I was happy with the end result. It's always helpful for me to have someone else chose colors because they're usually ones I wouldn't have selected and I'm always very happy with the results, so Thank You.

Here's my creation...

I'm really liking the new Letterpress folder from Stampin' Up that I used for the background, it's a little difficult to see in this picture, but if you click on it to enlarge it's more noticeable. I think it adds so much in a very subtle way. No pun intended, but that is the name of a retired SU set "So Much" I used, love the dotted circle.

Can't believe all the ribbon I've recently purchased and not a sliver of Daffodil Delight among them, have to correct that. So I used a polka dot paper and cut it to resemble ribbon.

I thought the card looked very "girly" and I have some friend's birthday coming up so it will definitely be used soon.

I also noticed another of my favorite blogs, Paper Players, has a sketch that my card fits perfectly, if I do say so myself.

I've been thinking about this design for a while. I purchased a new pair of jeans and the tag was what gave me the inspiration for the ribbon threaded through the circle and I thought it would be a fresh way of using ribbon. (I like the jeans too). Isn't it funny how everything you look at lately takes on a different look? I always think of how I could transform the design into a card. Even my little granddaughter recognizes the new SU colors and will comment on how an article of clothing looks just like Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, etc., she knows all of them. I think there's another little crafter comin' along! By the way, she does have her own blog Arden's Garden of Crafts.

Please let me know your thoughts on this card,
I really do appreciate hearing from you, thanks.

Supplies used all Stampin' Up

Card stock - Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink - Concord Crush
Stamp set -Happy Greetings and retired So Much
Punch - Bird Builder
Misc. - Letterpress Fancy Fan and Floral Fusion Embosslet die, rhinestones


Diane - said...

Nancy I LOVE your card! I really love concord crush and the bright colors just pop against it. And look at you... using a letterpress? I don't have one, but you'll have to demonstrate it for me soon. Great BG effect. I LOVE how you laced your paper ribbon too...very cool, and the flowers look 'so much' like real ones atop your paper pierced sentiment. Hugs.

Nance said...

MOM, this is fabulous! You nailed these challenging colors! I took one look and ran but you stepped up to the plate and hit a home run. LOVE the flowers, love the dotted circle, the letterpress background and the paper ribbon treatment is fabulous! GREAT job! :-)

Sandra said...

What a lovely card, Nancy! I love how you have threaded the paper 'ribbon' through the circle, and those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week and for the lovely comments on my blog too :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is beautiful. Ya know I love those flowers. I visited Arden... wow what a seamstress!! Her blog is so fresh and fun. It was such a pleasure looking at her crafts. Hugs,

jaydee said...

Very pretty, Nancy. the flowers are wonderful and I love the Fancy Fan letterpress plate in the background. Fabulous touch to use the polka dot paper instead of a ribbon! So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week, we always enjoy seeing your fabulous creations.

Anne Marie said...

Nancy, this is fabulous! I jst love how you used the sketch and color challenges together. There is so much fun dimension and I just love the ribbon treatment. I love that you got the inspiration from the tag on your jeans, too. Very pretty, in every way! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Carrie Gaskin said...

How pretty is this? And two of my favourite challenges together? What's not to LOVE! The little flowers are so fantastic and I love that you wove the designer paper through the circle piece. Great job! Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Players and at Inkspirations this week!

Marisa said...

Totally gorgeous card!! Love how you make the concord your main colour with pops of colour in the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

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Lesley said...

Hi Nancy!
This is wonderful. I love flowers made this way! The colours are SO much fun too. SO happy you join us at the Paper Players.

Jen said...

Congratulations on being the Inkspirations pick! You deserve it. This card is gorgeous. I love those darling flowers!

Lauri said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the use of the letterpress plate! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nancy! I love how the flowers "pop" off the background. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!