PDCC83 - Skipping Stones Design

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Welcome to The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #83!  This week we're changing things up a bit and having a blog hop as a special fond farewell to one of PDCC's owners/designers, Sarah Anderson.  So, it's fitting that the Color Splash, which has always been her favorite challenge, be this week's color story.
Our sponsor for this week is Skipping Stones Design, and we're lucky enough to have their Design Team playing along with us, too.  We were also so blessed to get to play with a stamp set of our choosing.  Thank you so much, Skipping Stones!
I chose Stitched Stamps and came up with this beauty for the lady of the hour herself.
I started this card by stamping the flower images, in Basic Black ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock; trimming it, along its bottom edge, with a strip of punched, green, polka dot, patterned paper; distressing its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; and machine stitching, with black threaded, straight stitches around its edges, before adhering it near the top edge of the Basic Black, cardstock, card face.
I then adhered a length of black lace, across the card face, right where the two, prepped papers connect; wrapped a length of black, gingham trim, around the card face, just above it; and did the same for a length of black, gingham ribbon, which was tied in a bow and embellished with a white, felt, star button and a green, vintage-style button, laced with hemp twine bows.
The large flower is actually four stamped layers, two large and two successively smaller.  They were stamped, in Wild Wasabi ink, on Whisper White cardstock; hand cut out; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; layered one on top of the other; anchored, through their centers, with a green, rhinestone brad; flanked with stamped, in Basic Black ink, on Wild Wasabi cardstock, and hand cut leaves; and adhered, with dimensionals, to the top right of the embellished bow.
Finally, I white embossed the "I love you" sentiment, in the bottom right corner of the card face itself...
to complete the look.
Now, it's your turn!  You have until the close of the day EST, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, to link up your takes over at the challenge link above.  But before those creative juices take you to your stamps, please be sure to use that link to also check out all the fabby prize details.  Then, hop on over to the next designer, in the line-up below, to see what beautiful projects they've whipped up this week.

Andrea
Libby
Colleen
Jaclyn
Michele
Jinny (You're here.)
Savannah
Tracey
Fiona
Ruby
Julie Ranae
Sarah

And one last thing.  I just wanted to wish Sarah the best of luck in all her personal and creative endeavours.  Ya'll, she has been a huge asset to The Play Date Cafe team, both structurally and creatively, and has never failed to inspire with her genius combinations of textures, textiles, and color.  Sarah, we will miss you but know, without a doubt, that your creative future will be bright!  HUGE hugs from Kansas City!  With that said, I'd love to leave you with one of my favorite projects of hers.  This sweet, little, packed-to-the-brim, with snippets and treasures and lace and pearls, flag book, which just so happens to have been created for a Color Splash week, is beyond beautiful!
Thanks so much for stopping by, ya'll!  Oh!  And please be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win a little, extra something-something from The Play Date Cafe's prize menu.  Gotta love prizes!

{Supplies & Tools)
Stamps: Stitched Stamps (Skipping Stones Design) Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, & Wild Wasabi (SU); green polka dot (Paper Studio) Ink: Basic Black & Wild Wasabi (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Upper Crest Border punch (Fiskars); dimensionals (Scotch); gingham ribbon & trim & hemp twine (Hobby Lobby); black lace & green rhinestone brad (SU); green vintage-style button (Jenni Bowlin); white embossing powder (Ranger); white felt star button (Favorite Findings)

45 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

This is just amazing Jinny! I'm loving that black gingham ribbon!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love the your card!! Loving the layered flower and the ribbons! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Fiona said...

loving your tantalizing trims Jinny! Fabby card :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love how you've used several shades of green, makes the color pop out.

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this cards of layered yumminess!!!!

Lynn said...

I love all those flowers stamped on the white paper...beautiful!

Michele Gross said...

Oh how I love this card! You rocked those stamps and the colors-scrumptious!

Pauline said...

Wow, this is so full of details and lovely texture! I love the layered flower and the buttons too, and your stitching completes this fabulous card!

Barb Cady said...

Such a clever card! The use of two sizes of gingham is a very clever detail, love everything about it!

shirley said...

Love the ruffled ribbons,flower,buttons and twine!

ThinkInk Creative said...

Wow, so many elements here. I feel like touching every detail - alas, the digital version is rather flat.

Great job.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Lindsay said...

So pretty Jinny! Love the colors and that layered flower!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very pretty card, love the flowers and your ribbon treatment is stunning. Tracy x

Andrea Ewen said...

Just beautiful Jinny! That home made flower is just delightful! Love the ribbon you used and your green splash is just perfect!

Marlena M. said...

Wow, you have a way with fibers! Gorgeous! ;)

Diana Fisher said...

What a stunning card! I love that color combo, too.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous layering on your card. Love the ribbon and the button. :)

Debstamps said...

So much beautiful work in this one card! A perfect tribute for your dear friend, and in keeping with your favorite project of hers. I have to say I'm enjoying your PDCC Hop very much--there's so much love, and it's a delight to share!

Lin said...

Sarah will be missed......LOOOOVE this card that you made - love how that button mimics the background flowers you stamped and adore the gingham ribbon...it always makes me smile!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jinny, first of all, I am glad you all are okay! I was worried 'bout you yesterday, seeing those messages from you.

Your card for Sarah is nothing less than gorgeous. I think it's very fitting that you chose a stamp set that involves stitching because you use your sewing machine a lot on your cards. :)

peggy gatto said...

This is a beautiful collage!!! Love the pattern mix!

Julie Wasson said...

the layers on your card are wonderful. thanks

Ruby said...

Jinny, I always love the way you 'stack' your ribbon detail with extra little embellishments. This is such a gorgeous card. I really must try and do more of my own background papers, I sometimes lack the imagination to do it, note to self, must play more! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow I do love that ribbon! Great way to use the different gingham sizes!

Kim said...

So many cool textures on your card! I'm loving the ribbon!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh Jinny what a gorgeous, gorgeous card. I love the layers of stitching, threads and buttons. Thanks so, so much for the wonderful sentiments you shared about me and my work...you are so, so sweet! xx

Sandy G said...

I'm am a sucker for paper flowers and love all the layers you've created what a lovely card

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I love this project by Sarah too-that was a fab album!

Your card is just stunning--filled with layers and beautiful trinkets/ribbon! LOVE LOVE LOVE that button and that flower! GORGEOUS!

massofhair said...

Your card is amazing!!! So much to see and play with. you can feel the love and attention you gave to this and i am sure Sarah will love it, who wouldn't!:-)

AnitaRex said...

Hi Jinny I so love your card! I love the gingham ruffles! So pretty!

Emily Keaton said...

How completely lovely! Your splashes of green are just perfect. :)

Elena C said...

Lovely card. I love that black & white ribbon.

Laurie W. said...

Beautiful! I love that black and white flower in the background! So so pretty!

Cindy C. said...

What a wonderful card you've created for Sarah! So much details to look at!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my ... what a delicious selection of goodies on your card ... terrific ribbon treatment and beautifully layered flower ... love it!!!

LindaS said...

All over the top gorgeous card. Love the layred borders and flowers especially.

Chunyuan said...

Gorgeous card. All your embellishments matched so perfectly.

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful card, Love all those layers, oh, and that gorgeous frilly black ribbon!

Diane said...

I LOVE this card...everything about it...all the details you put into it..and those yummy ribbons!!

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous card Jinny! Love all those ribbons and the cute button.

Maria said...

Wow!!! Just LOVE this card! The trim is amazing! So many goodies to look at on this card...so wonderful!!!:-)) Take care!

Gerda Weiland said...

I can learn a lot from looking at your lovely creation!

Jayne C said...

WOW!!! I just love EVERYTHING about your card!! x

Becky said...

This is beautiful! I love all those layers!

Lezlie Sherman said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card.