GS #81 & Embellish Decorative Trim Color Trends Challenge

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Good afternoon!  We're having family friends over for dinner tonight, so I've been busy baking, cooking, and cleaning for the better part of my day.  I know that a hush is going to fall over the crowd when I say this, but I really love doing all these things.  It's just sometimes difficult to balance them with all the other treasures that have been blessed to my care.  I'm sure all you moms and pet owners and wives out there understand completely.  So, I've got a sweet, little, papercrafty number, for you all, today.
I started this card by stamping the leafy pattern, in Old Olive ink, on the Old Olive, cardstock, card face; trimming about 1/2" off each vertical edge on the front panel; adhering a white, paper doily in the top center; and wrapping both a length of white lace and a gorgeous, kiwi ribbon (The latter of which was tied, in a bow, near the left edge of the card face.) around its center.  I, then, embellished my bow with a white string bow; a couple of green, leaf, stick pins; and a green, paper rose.
The scallops are punched, from Barely Banana cardstock, 1-3/8" circles which were adhered to the front panel and aligned with the back panel of the card face.
Finally, I white embossed the "congratulations" sentiment in the bottom right corner to complete the look.
This card is for Paper Smooches' Wedding Hop in honor of Kim's big day! Congrats, Kim!  It should be arriving in your mailbox in the next few days.  And it was inspired by Get Sketchy's Challenge #81...
and Embellish's Decorative Trim Color Trends Challenge.
K... I'm off to frost a carrot cake, check on the post roast in the oven, mop the kitchen floor, and tackle the never-ending stack of dirty dishes.  Thanks so much for stopping by, ya'll!  Have a great day, and please don't forget that you have until 10:59 pm EST tonight to link up your takes for the current Color Cue {13} over at the Wplus9 Design Blog.  LOVE to see what you've got up your sleeves for Kerrianne's gorgeous color picks!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Petite Patterns (SU); Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches) Paper: Old Olive & Barely Banana (SU); doily (Wilton) Ink: Old Olive (SU); VersaMark Other: white lace (Paper Studio); kiwi ribbon & white string (Hobby Lobby); green paper rose (Taylored Expressions); green leaf stick pins (Maya Road); white embossing powder (Ranger); 1-3/8" Circle punch (SU)

28 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

How sweet! Love the scalloped border and the doily! Thanks for taking on Embellishes Decorative Trim Color Trends Challenge!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

so gorgeous love your take on these challenges!!!!

Elise said...

Sweet lil' paper crafty number.... yeah, RIGHT! VA-VA-VA voom, is more like it! Honey, you got it goin' on in ALL areas - Home Engineer, MOM of the YEAR, wife extraordinaire, and PAPER CRAFTER of the CRAFTIEST order! Honey, baby, sweetheart: YEOWZA, this IS stunning! {Your people are LUCKY!} This ROCKS!

Kim Ryden said...

Love it! Those little leaf pins are some of my favorite things that you use! Didn't you get those when we were together scrappin one time! So cute!

Geri said...

Love this, Jinny! Love the big bow and scallops--so striking! But I love the little details, too! So pretty!!

Laurel said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE this card! It is so sweet. I like the idea of adding the string bow to the ribbon bow:)

PapierGirl said...

So very elegant Ginny - the white doily makes the apple green bow pop even more! Thanks for joining us this week at GS! :)

Elisa K said...

I just adore your card... thanks for playing this week at Get Sketchy.

Hugs
Elisa

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, a great sketch and wonderful colours, I love the vibrant greens.

Wendy said...

This beautiful. LOVe every single thing you did creating this card, is lovely

XingYing said...

Such a gorgeous and elegant card!

Ruby said...
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Ruby said...

Ooh Jinny, this is absolutely STUNNING! My totally most favourite card of yours so far! BEAUTIFUL. If you ever want to remake another one pick me!!!! :) Thanks for your lovely get well wishes xx

Cristina said...

Stunning, Jinny!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Such a wonderful card, Jinny! Thanks for playing along with us!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a GREAT take on those challenges!! LOVE your card!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Jinny, my jaw is dropped over here. This card is SOOOO beautiful! There are no words for how stunning this is. Way to ROCK out these challenges- definitely a winner in my book!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHH! This is just gorgeous! I LOOOOOOVE the bright green--love love love the sketch of this card--the pins--beautiful! LOVE!

Dana said...

Just beautiful! Another favorite for me!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous! Love the doilie and beautiful satin ribbon and the bow and the rose. Love your card :)

Arlene said...

Love your work...very inspiring! I am a new follower, so glad I found you. Would love for you to visit my blog.

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous!!! Easy to see why its a winner :D

CeeCee said...

Love, love, love the layout of this card. It is so stylish. Congrats on being part of the Hot Top Designers!

Maria said...

Amaizing card!! Congratulations, Jinny!

PersonaGrata said...

What a sweet card! Congrats on making the Hot Top Designers list!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! to you too on winning what's Hot Top Designer, Jinny. Your card is gorgeous, Might have to case it at some point.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your win for this card.