Monday, July 20, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You # 31 and SPCC #7

Hi again back with post #2 for today ... this time with a challenge card. I got the basic card done earlier this evening between Jeopardy and The Closer. I had originally thought about using another distressed paper flower, but while I was watching The Closer tonight, I thought about using ribbon to make a flower instead. There are lots of ways to do this, but I wanted a not-so-complicated way so I could finish this card up and get to bed! Despite being off for the summer, I do actually have to get up a decent time because of a staff development workshop tomorrow.

Anyway, I made this card using the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch #31. I love 4-1/4" square cards so playing along was a no brainer! :-) I also wanted to incorporate the Scrapmaster's Paradise color combo to multitask on my challenge blog to-do list this week. Samantha picked out SU! Summer Sun, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay. Well, shucks! I don't have Bermuda Bay yet, so I went with a pastel version of the combination using PTI Lemon Tart, Ripe Avocado and Aqua Mist. Close as I'm going to get this week!
(Please excuse my dark photo!)
In case you are wondering, I made the flower by taking 3 small strips of ribbon and taping them together. If you want to compare it to making paper rings that might help - just make 3 "ribbon rings" and then flatten them out with the seam of the ring on the bottom. I taped each ring together and taped in between the top and bottom layers of each ring to keep it all secure. (If y'all need to see some photos, let me know and I will try and put together a photo tutorial for you.) I stacked two big ole buttons, threaded them with DMC floss, and then used some sticky tape to secure it to the flower center. Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Faux Ribbon
Ink: Ripe Avocado
Paper: Lemon Tart & Aqua Mist card stock, Bitty Dots - Ripe Avocado, Polka Dot Parade (Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado)
Accessories/Tools: Lemon Tart satin ribbon, Lemon Tart & Aqua Mist vintage buttons, edge distresser tool, DMC floss

26 comments:

thescrapmaster said...

Chrissy! I LOVE your ribbon flower!!!! That is so neat, girl!!!

clouds shadler said...

very cute card! I like the colors and the flower you made! awesome!

Clouds :D

Kristina said...

I love this card - really crisp and clean - always love ribbon and buttons. Great job!

Chris said...

ok, i just printed out this skecth...your take is fabulous! love the pti dots!!

Sue said...

What a pretty card! It looks like a gift all wrapped up and topped with a lovely flower.

Kazan Clark said...

that flower is just too darling for words. This is beautiful interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for playing
:) Kazan

Danielle said...

So Cute!!! It is like a little present, with a bow on top!! Yes, I know it is aa flower, but It could also be a little gift!!! Thanks for playing over at SPCC this week!!

Cristina said...

AWESOME!!! love the ribbon flower!!!

Mimi's Crafts & Critters said...

I love your card! Great idea and design. Karen

Melisa said...

Such a cute card! Great ribbon flower. Thanks for playing this week at SPCC! Melisa

Stacy Milford said...

Love the design of this card! & the ribbon/button flower is just too cute!

suzARTe said...

gorgeous card. the flower made out of ribbon looks really lovely

Ashley said...

This is gorgeous! I love the ribbon!

Sandra Farrell said...

Wow! I love this card.

Stephanie said...

I just love your card! The ribbon flower is wonderful! Great job!

~kelly marie~ said...

I absolutely love that ribbon flower! I also love the layout of this card. SO cute!

Bree said...

i love your flower.. fabulous card

Emily said...

That flower is so neat. Love the use of the color combo this week.

Emily-SP Diva

Karen said...

What a great touch the satin ribbon flower is. Very creative.

cheryln said...

sooooo pretty! love that satin ribbon flower!

luvmykids2662 said...

Lovely! The ribbon flower is wonderful.

Sabriena Satchwell said...

Cute card! I love your polka dot DSP, number 1) it's polka dots and 2) it has all of the colours in it!
Awesome work!!

Heidi said...

Super pretty!!! The colors just go together so well. Yum!

Kristin said...

Beautiful Card!

Hanne said...

Really beautiful! Love the ribbon also!!!!!

Raechelle said...

pretty colors and flower! This may have been a quick one, but it sure doesn't look so!