CCG247

Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy Monday, folks!  I'm so behind with all the activity that has taken place around our house over the last few days.  Please forgive me, and rest assured, I'll be around to visit and share lots of pics soon.  Promise.  Until then, I've got a playful, little number, for Color Combos Galore's latest Inspiration Board, to start the week out right.  Enjoy!
I started this card by piecing together horizontal strips of patterned papers.  The bottom layer was stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the "IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY, make a wish!" sentiment; and the aqua, hexagon strip was grounded and topped, respectively, with a die-cut, White, cardstock, lacy strip and a vellum, scalloped border.
I then topped the stacks with a portion of a white, paper doily; framed the entire thing with a piece of Barely Banana cardstock; and machine stitched, with white-threaded, straight and zig-zag stitches, around the strips' combined edges, as well as between many of their connections.  The cake was then stamped, in Daffodil Delight ink, on a White, cardstock, tag die cut; topped with three, stamped, in Real Red and Daffodil Delight inks, candles, which were given a kiss of glitter; dressed up with Pool Party, embossed, frosting layers; and adhered, in the center of the card face, with foam tape.
Finally, I laced the tag with white chord and dressed it up with a couple of ribbon bows, as well as a coral button, laced with a white, chord bow, and a mini clothespin.
Further inspiration for this card came from The Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  And here's this week's Inspiration Board #247 to get you going in the right direction.
I was inspired by Inspiration Photo #3 to Focus on Technique: Stamp on a Tag.  I also couldn't help but tie in a paper doily or a mini clothespin as inspired by the same photo.  The cake centerpiece itself was inspired by both Inspiration Photos #1 and #3 and those yummy, yellow stripes by Inspiration Photo #2.  Thanks, as always, for peeking in!  Have a super start to your work weeks, y'all!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Pile It On & Strictly Sentiments 1 (Wplus9) Paper: White (Wplus9); Crumb Cake, Ruby Red, & Barely Banana (SU); red polka dot, goldenrod stripe, coral houndstooth (My Mind's Eye); aqua hexagon & wheat floral scallop (Basic Grey) Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, & Chocolate Chip (SU); watermark (VersaMark) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); white chord, red gingham ribbon, & paper doily (Hobby Lobby); coral button (Paper Studio); aqua ribbon, Pool Party embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds, & Finishing Touches Edgelits die (SU); Timeless Tags 2 & Scalloped Border dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); mini clothespin (Canvas Corp.)

21 comments:

Annette Allen said...

oh my you created an awesome card.. i love the blend of papers.. they fit so perfectly together..

Angi Barrs said...

I love the gorgeous mix of patterns!

Lynn said...

I need to hire you as my patterned paper consultant. you know how to combine them to look beautiful no matter what! Gorgeous card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I LOVE this card-- what a gorgeous mix of papers and colors! LOVE that embossed cake frosting!! LOOOOOOOVE your bow-- you know I do:) LOVE it all:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwww! This is BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the bright colors and loveeeeeeeee the cake!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous!!! Look at those colours! Delightful!!

Kara Lynne said...

Love your mix of patterned papers! You blend your papers, ribbons and other details together like a pro!

~amy~ said...

Incredibly cute!!! I love all the colors and patterns!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Your stitching is always so perfect! I love all the strips and that gorgeous doily.

Lisa said...

This is adorable Jinny! I love the mix of playful patterns from the DPs in the background. And what a cute cake!

MichelleZ said...

Super-Cute! I love the stitching and the colors are fabulous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love those happy colors! Wonderful work as usual!!!!!

Kelly said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card!! Love that mix of patterned paper, and of course, all of the stitching :)

Ashley Horton said...

Love that birthday cake on the tag Jinny, and the different patterns in the background of your card are so cute!

Charlene said...

Eeeeeek!!!!!!! Soooooo cute Jinny!!!

Christina said...

I always swoon over your mixy-matchy style, and this "quilted" background is incredible! Love how the simply stamped tag doesn't compete with that lovely scrappy goodness.

Helen F. said...

GREAT card, Jinny. Love the mix of fun patterns and bright bold color combo here :)

Maria said...

Gorgeous bday card with fab mix of papers and sweet bday cake...great job!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty card Jinny. The colors are lovely... the background looks great with the different prints stitched together.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! I LOVE this!! The FUN layered paper strips and the FUN embossed cake is just too CUTE!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)