Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hi Be You TIFUL!

Welcome back!  A wonderful color challenge at Pals Paper Arts and a great sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch inspired me to make a card this afternoon.

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I LOVE the color combo of pink and gray, and the contrasting darker Rose Red led me to decide to pull out my Flower Patch stamp set and make something spring-like with layers of flowers on this otherwise gray and rainy day.


I started with a panel of Whisper White just slightly smaller than the card base and covered one side with a length of Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon.  I found a piece of retired I Am Me dsp in Basic Gray (score!) which was then adhered next to the ribbon.  As I was putting the card together, I decided a little banner in the upper left corner would be a festive touch, so I pulled out the cute Banner Blast stamp set from a prior Sale-A-Bration, inked up the banners in Rose Red, cut them out with the Banner punch, then popped them up on dimensionals over a piece of white twine.


The leaves and larger flower images were all cut out with matching framelits.  The littlest flower was fussy cut with my paper snips.  I like that the sentiment offers a bit of versatility so the card could be used to say hello, give encouragement or even wish the recipient a happy birthday on the inside.

Thanks for visiting this afternoon!  I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment.  There's still plenty of time to join the challenges, so be sure to use the links above and check out all the inspiration and maybe play along!

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Flower Patch, Banner Blast
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, I Am Me dsp
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
Other:  Frosted Sequins, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Flower Fair Framelits, Banner punch, 1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

5 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

You made these colors sing! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Michelle Gleeson said...

Your flower is perfect and showcases the colors beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at the Pals.

Patti MacLeith said...

Love all those layers! Beautiful. Thanks for playing this week! Join us again soon!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Such a pretty card! I love your use of the ribbon down the side as another layer! And your sequins are the perfect finishing details! Thanks for playing along with the Pals Paper Arts color challenge this week!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

So very pretty, Stef! You incorporate so many beautiful details! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts!