Embellish's Mixed Patterns Challenge & Card Patterns Sketch 146

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We've been out gallivanting around, enjoying our days away from school and soaking up our free time with friends.  So, I'm coming your way a little later than usual today but still coming, none the less, with a beautiful, little, paper-crafted number.  Check it out!
I started this card by piecing the brown damask and navy, polka dot, patterned papers together; tucking a shortened strip of yellow, lace, patterned paper between them; machine stitching, with brown-threaded, straight stitches, around all of their connections; and adhering it to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.  I then wrapped a length of fringed, yellow ribbon, twice, vertically, around the card face; tied it, in a bow, near the bottom edge of the card face; and embellished it with an olive button, laced with two, hemp twine bows, as well as a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a strip of vellum which had been cut in the shape of a banner, "Happy Birthday" sentiment.
The scalloped circle was die-cut from an olive, text, patterned paper and adhered, with dimensionals, with its bottom left edge tucked under the embellished bow.  The dogwood image was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Whisper White cardstock; colored in with Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive inks and a blender pen; hand cut out; and adhered, with dimensionals, in the center of the die cut, scalloped circle.
A yellow butterfly gives the card a perfect, little touch of softness and completes the look.
Inspiration for this card came from Embellish's Mixed Patterns Color Trends Challenge...
and Card Pattern's Sketch 146.
Before I'm off to doing a little dusting, I wanted to remind you all that you still have another week to take on The Play Date Cafe's gorgeous Challenge #112.  Can't wait to see what you all have been up to!
I'll be back, tomorrow, with a creation fit for the New Year's holiday.  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by, and happy stamping!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Flora & Fauna I - dogwood image & Pile It On - sentiment (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake & Whisper White (SU); navy polka dot (Jenni Bowlin); yellow lace (Crate Paper); brown damask (BoBunny); olive text (7 Gypsies); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, & Old Olive (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Big Scalloped Circles LG dies (Spellbinders); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scotch); olive button (SU); yellow butterfly (John Allen); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); yellow fringed ribbon (American Crafts)

9 comments:

Lynn said...

Jinny, you are right. This is a beautiful project! The patterns are gorgeous and I adore the dogwood. Wow!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love the flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Annette said...

wow wee this is just beautiful...I love it

Tammy said...

This is stunning! I love that Flora & Fauna stamp set!!

Lindsay said...

LOVE love love Jinny! Those flowers are so pretty!

Marlena M. said...

I LOVE THIS Jinny-pure gorgeousness! Happy New Year! ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yay for being highlighted at Embellish with this pretty card, Jinny!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Jinny! Love the yellow flowers and that pretty butterfly. Great combination of patterns.

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