PS SPARKS Challenge & CPS 241

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hey, guys!  Just popping back in here, as promised, with a sweet, little card I made for another friend in need.
I started this card by adhering a piece of green, gingham, patterned paper near the left edge of a piece of Whisper White cardstock and machine stitching, with brown-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges, before doing the same with a slightly smaller, woodgrain, patterned paper, which was adhered inside the previous paper.  I then stamped the "hang in there" sentiment, in Chocolate Chip ink, vertically, along the bottom right edge of the woodgrain, patterned paper, before adhering the entire, prepped piece to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face and distressing its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.
A length of frayed, brown, floral fabric was then wrapped, vertically, just right of center, around the card face; tied, in a bow, near the card's top edge; and embellished with an orange, button blossom, laced with three, hemp twine bows.
The Crumb Cake, cardstock heart and its orange, argyle, patterned, paper frame were both cut with my Cricut; adhered together; dry embossed with the woodgrain pattern; and adhered, with foam tape, just below the embellished bow.  I then filled in the heart with the squirrel image hanging from the branch.  The images were stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Whisper White cardstock; colored in with Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette, and Chocolate Chip inks and a blender pen; hand cut out; adhered, with foam tape, in their respective locations, and dressed up with stamped, in Garden Green ink, glittered, and hand cut, pine needles.
Inspiration for this card came from Paper Smooches' current SPARKS Challenge...
and Card Positioning Systems' Sketch #241.
Tomorrow's Friday, ya'll!  Woohoo!  Have a good one, and thanks so much for dropping by my little neck of the woods!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Hang Ups (Paper Smooches) Paper: Whisper White & Crumb Cake (SU); green gingham & orange argyle (Nikki Sivils); woodgrain (Paper Studio) Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, & Chocolate Chip (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge & Cricut (Provo Craft); foam tape (Scotch); brown floral fabric (BJ's grandmother); Dazzling Diamonds & orange button blossom (SU); hemp twine (Amy & Laurie)

11 comments:

ARTES ANDRÉA PRADO said...

HI JINNY
YOUR CARD WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL!
LOVED!
HUGS

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, Jinny! Love the brilliant image and that fabulous fabric bow! You are the master of bows! (I know that because I visited Ruby and saw her gorgeous interpretation of your design!) You are so wonderfully inspiring, as well!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! Toooooooooooooo cute cute cute! I loveeeeeeeeee that squirrel! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

FABBBBBBBBBB! I love this little squirrel and your layering of the papers! LOVE your design--and I LOVE that you are cheering up a friend with the card! They will def. smile and cherish this card! YOU ROCK! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at Paper Smooches SPARKS:)

Linda Beeson said...

Very cute, gotta love the heart added with those cute images. What a great use of the SPARKS challenge and the CPS sketch.

Lynn said...

Wowzers! Such a great take on the challenge Jenny! I love the pop of green in the background!

lynn said...

wonderful, jinny! love that wood grain paper! have a great weekend!

Lindsay said...

This is fabulous Jinny! Great layering and incorporating the colors!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great card... love all the different elements! Thanks for playing along with the SPARKS challenge!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Jinny! I love the big heart and bow. Thanks so much for playing along in the SPARKS Challenge!

Julie Marshall said...

So pretty! Love how you used the fabric. I will be CASEing for sure ;)