Three in One

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Just popping in real quick with a fun, bright, and happy card.  Enjoy!
I started this card by piecing together all those scrumptious, polka dot, patterned papers; adhering it to a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock; and machine stitching, with ivory-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between the patterned paper connections and around their edges.  I, then, stamped the "Thanks a Bunch" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of die-cut vellum and anchored it to the top center of the prepped piece with messy, back-and-forth, ivory-threaded, machine stitches, before adhering the entire piece to the Tangerine Tango, cardstock, card face.
A length of ivory lace, topped with a black, satin ribbon, tied, in a bow, just right of center and embellished with an orange button, laced with Mandarin Twine...
makes this card mail ready.
My inspiration for this card came from ColourQ's Challenge #83...
DeNami's Sketch Challenge #08...
AND the Tuesday Trigger: A Polka Dotted Hullabaloo in the Moxie Fab World.  At first, I was a bit thrown by all those masculine colors, but you all know how much I adore polka dots, so I ran with that aspect of the inspiration picture.
We had a busy morning between a Learn and Grow Clinic at Lowe's and our city-wide parade/craft show.  I'll have plenty of pictures, to show you all, next week.  Now, we're hoping to get the garden fully planted, just as soon as my poor, worn-out baby gets up from her afternoon nap.  Wish us luck!  And have a wonderful rest of your weekend, ya'll!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Thanks a Bunch (DeNami) Paper: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, & both orange polka dot (SU); turquoise polka dot (heidi grace); aqua & black polka dot (My Mind's Eye); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black (StazOn) Other: ivory thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Label Layers I die (Wplus9); black satin ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Mandarin Twine (The Twinery); ivory lace (Paper Studio); orange button (SU)

14 comments:

Laurie said...

This is so cute Jinny! I love the vellum w the sentiment! Great job on all of these challenges!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a super awesome card Jinny!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeee the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOOOOO pretty! LOVE the vellum and the stitching! I bet you will win again because this card is STUNNING!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is fantastic! Happy Mother's Day!

Noelle said...

Beautiful, Jinny! I love the combo of patterned papers you used:) Thanks for joining us at CQC this week!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Jinny! thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ again this week.

kasia c. said...

Oh my, this is beautiful! I love that vellum label with the stitching. So pretty.
Glad you played along with us again this week, you rocked the colours!

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Super cute card, Jinny!! LOVE the look of the sentiment stamped on vellum and the way you stitched together all of those yummy patterned papers!!! Thanks for playing along in the DeNami Design Sketch Challenge!!!

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

This is beautiful, Jinny! Love the papers you used, and the vellum was a great touch!

Thanks so much for joining us for the DeNami Sketch Challenge- we always love seeing your name pop up! :)

Amy said...

Can I say I love your stitching any more? Especially in patchwork form as this!! This is just gorgeous!

Andrea M said...

This is outstanding Ginny!!! WOW!!! Love the sentiment on vellum stitched into place! How fantastic! Thanks for playing along with the DeNami sketch challenge!

Wendy said...

I'm always amazed at how effortless you make combining challenges look. LOVE all of the polka dots and stitching. The vellum sentiment panel is perfect - great use of the colors & sketch!