Monday, February 25, 2013

Sweet Springtime

My card today was made for the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  I had a piece of Springtime Vintage left over from a card I made the other day and decided to make a distinctly girly and feminine card using this sketch.  Helping make that happen is the stunning lace from the Artisan Embellishments kit.  I've used it on at least three cards and stocked up on my last order, so expect to see more in the future!

Isn't that print so gorgeous?  I might be a bit biased as Baja Breeze is one of my very favorite colors.  Ever.  I continue to savor every last bit of this Springtime Vintage designer paper.

To make the flower piece, I first took a 1 1/4" circle of card stock, put super sticky tape over it and then worked a piece of Baja Breeze pleated ribbon around the edge.  Then I put glue dots on the bottom of the resin flower and popped it in the middle of the ribbon.  Finally I found a Baja Breeze button from the Twitterpatted collection and glued it on top.

The sentiment is from Sweet Essentials, which was stamped on a strip of Very Vanilla with a flag end hand snipped, and then anchored on the other end with a Silver Basic Designer button.

The layered butterflies added some balance to the overall design and of course had to be topped with some bling!  I don't use rhinestones nearly as often as pearls but I thought they would be a bright addition.

Here's the great PPA sketch:

and the link to the blog:

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you'll take a moment to leave a comment!



All products Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps:  Sweet Essentials
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage designer paper
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Baja Breeze Seam Tape and Satin Pleated ribbon, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly punches, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Silver Basic Designer Button, White Baker's twine, Basic Rhinestones.


Christine Blain said...

This is just gorgeous, Stef! I love all the gorgeous embellishments you've used; the silver button is a beautiful complement to all the blues. Love this DSP, and you've used it beautifully.

Erica said...

So pretty! I love this card :)

Patti MacLeith said...

I love Baja Breeze, too and that lace is perfect for the print you used! So beautiful. Thank you for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Cath said...

What a beautiful card, Stef! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time! :)

Sandie Conner said...

Love that lace! It is the star of the show, very pretty! Thanks for having fun with the PPA this week!

Margaret Moody said...

Gorgeous card, Stef! Love the colors and all the beautiful embellishments!