PDCC112 - Lil' Inkers

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wow!  You all knocked it out of the park, with all your gorgeous splashes, last week!  LOVE to visit and be inspired by you all, and it's so good to have you visiting me for The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #112!
Our sponsor for this week is Lil' Inkers...
who so graciously gifted me with Rainbow and Cloud Sentiments and the rainbows and clouds dies.  Thank you ever so much, Lil' Inkers!  LOVE!  So, along with that deep red, lime, pine, and egg nog color story above, this is what they inspired me to create.
I started this card by distressing the edges of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock; stamping it, in its bottom center, in Cherry Cobbler ink, with the "hope your day is all sunshine & rainbows" sentiment; dry embossing it with the polka dots; and adhering it to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
I then adhered a piece of deep red, damask, patterned paper just inside the previously prepped piece's edges; machine stitched, with ivory-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges; and trimmed it, across its bottom edge, with a strip of lime and green, patterned paper, which was anchored, across its bottom edge, with two rows of ivory-threaded, straight, machine stitches and, across its top edge, with a length of ivory lace, topped with a red, gingham ribbon, tied in a bow and embellished with a red button, laced with a duo of hemp twine bows.
The rainbow was die-cut from Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstocks; pieced together on a Cricut-cut, from polka dot, patterned paper, frame; and anchored with die-cut, from Very Vanilla cardstock, clouds, which were adhered with foam tape.  I have to give complete credit for this candy cane rainbow idea to Michele.  I was struggling with where to go with this color story and the product I received, and the PDCC team was so helpful with all their suggestions.  Love these ladies!
I then adhered the rainbow piece, with foam tape, inside a slightly larger, Cricut-cut, from Garden Green cardstock, frame, which was then adhered, with more foam tape, centered above the stamped sentiment and just to the left of the embellished bow, to complete the look.
Now, it's your turn!  You have two weeks to complete this one!  So, be sure to get those beauties linked up, by Tuesday, January 3, 2012, over at the challenge link above.  Please also use that link to check out what the rest of the DT has created with their Lil' Inkers goodies, as well as to find out what you're playing for this week.  And to all those who aren't regular followers of my blog, may you have a truly memorable and exciting Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!  And for the rest of you amazing people, I'll be back, tomorrow, with another, papercrafted creation, and thanks so much for being devout followers of my work and my life!  You all are true treasures!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Rainbow and Cloud Sentiments (Lil' Inkers) Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, & deep red damask (SU); lime & green patterned & polka dot (K&Company) Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: ivory thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Storybook Cricut cartridge & Cricut (Provo Craft); foam tape (Scotch); rainbow & cloud dies (Lil' Inkers); Big Shot (Sizzix); ivory lace (Paper Studio); gingham ribbon (Hobby Lobby); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); Pure Poppy button (PTI); polka dot embossing folder (SU)


Lynn said...

Jinny, what a great take on the Christmas colors! Love that you didn't make a Christmas card. This card is so cheery and happy!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love love this Jinny! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving that rainbow!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa Elton said...

This is darling Jinny! It has a sweet country Christmas feel to it.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jinny, I am impressed with how you managed a rainbow card with our current color combo. A deep cherry rainbow looks just perfect. :)

Marlena M. said...

I love the colors combined with a rainbow...awesome card! Have a blessed Christmas, Jinny! ;)

Laura Pryor said...

This is a spectactular design! WOW!!!