TRR #51

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Good morning, y'all!  Just popping in to share a pretty, little, birthday creation.  I seem to never have enough of these.  Enjoy!
I started this card by piecing together the soft blue crackle and bright blue, polka dot, patterned papers; trimming their center with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on White cardstock, row of quilt prints, which I filled in with Bordering Blue ink; framing their combined edges with Bashful Blue cardstock; and machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around their edges and, with white-threaded, straight stitches, across the horizontal top and bottom of the stamped portion.  I then tucked a length of bright blue, gingham ribbon over its top edge, before adhering it, with foam tape, to the White, cardstock, card face.
A kraft tag, laced with both a sheer, white polka dot and soft green, crinkle ribbon, tied in knots, topped with a black button, laced with hemp twine, and embellished with a white, paper blossom...
prep the surface for my "CELEBRATE, It's Your Birthday, MAKE A WISH" sentiment, which fills in my vellum, ribbon die cut.  Both the sentiment and ribbon were stamped in Jet Black ink and backed with a die-cut, green, felt star, which was trimmed with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
A pearl, stick pin, boasting a "happy happy moments" pennant, was then tucked into the felt; and a handful of silver sequins, scattered about, complete the look.
Inspiration for this card came from The Ribbon Reel's Challenge #51: Feeling Blue.  Isn't this color palette perfectly scrumptious?!
Thanks so much for peeking in!  I'm off to finish dinner for a family, in our church, who just adopted a new baby.  I really should be making cards for these babies, too.  My stash is running low ;).  Anyway, have a wonderful Wednesday!  And thanks again and again!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Written on Ribbon & Quilt Prints (Wplus9) Paper: White (Wplus9); Bashful Blue (SU); vellum, crackle, & polka dot (Paper Studio) Ink: Bordering Blue (SU); Jet Black (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars & Written on Ribbon dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); paper flower (Prima); gingham ribbon & silver sequins (Hobby Lobby); sheer polka dot ribbon (The Ribbon Reel); black button (SU); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); green felt (Scrapbook Page); kraft tag (Jenni Bowlin); pearl stick pin (unknown); "happy happy moments" pennant (Elle's Studio); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

18 comments:

Lynn said...

I never have enough birthday either! I love the color combo and the fabulous polka dots!

blsd2scrp said...

lovely card! thanks for the inspiration!

Tracy said...

Wow! Such a striking combo of elements and colors. Love the felt piece especially. Hugs!

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous Jinny! I LOVE all of those layers and the use of the banner!

Lisa said...

What a cheerful card Jinny, the recipient is going to LOVE this!!

Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous card Jinny!! Love that mix of Blue, Green, and Brown! One of my fave color combos! And you have some awesome texture going on, on your card!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh the colors, the layers, everything..... it's perfect Jinny!

~Tammy~ said...

This is so sweet! I love that stitched felt star! Your layering is perfect as always! Thank you so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel! Love seeing your creations in our gallery! :-))))

Annette said...

you are so awesome with these color combo challenges.. i love this.. that felt star is so cool and really such a sweet card..

Nicole said...

I love black on vellum! This is a gorgeous card... So many beautiful textures that work together.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful!! LOVING the colors and the sequins!!!!

~amy~ said...

Wow wow wow!!!

Ros Crawford said...

This is stunning ... full of beautiful layers and colours

Jeanne J said...

Stunning as always sweet lady! Love that felt star and all the goodies here!

Cheryl said...

Oh this is so fun and pretty! I love the colors, design and fabulous details.


--Cheryl--

Maria said...

Wow! Lots of layered goodies on your gorgeous card! The piece of felt is very eye catching!

Helen Berry said...

Wow, Jinny I love the beautiful felt and those wonderful layers! perfect as always :). Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight too x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your embellishments, perfect colours, so much detail, thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel, hugs, Sarah x