Paper Sweeties March Inpsiration Challenge #29: Waiting for Spring

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Morning, friends!  I promised to be back today with a Paper Sweeties-inspired creation to start the month out right, and I'm here now to deliver.
I started this card by creating the background with a trio of patterned papers and anchoring them, to the White, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  I then wrapped a length of Grape seam binding ribbon, horizontally, around two of their connections and tied it, in a double bow, near the right edge of the card face, before embellishing it with a bit of Pool Party ribbon, tied in a bow, as well as an ivory button, laced with white chord.
Everything was then topped with a couple of journaling cards, one of which was stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment...
and a little, white envelope for tucking a gift card in for the recipient, before I added a dose of glitter to each little polka dot on the plum-colored, patterned paper.
The cake image was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a White, cardstock die cut; colored in with pencils; and topped with both a handful of sequins and chipboard heart.  The heart was painted with acrylic paint, ink distressed, and given lots of sparkle with glitter.  A stamped, in Perfect Plum ink, on a White, cardstock die cut bloom, which was topped with more glitter for sparkle and flanked with a couple of leaves, which were stamped, in Jet Black ink, on White, cardstock die cuts and colored in with pencils, completes the look.
Here's Paper Sweeties' Inspiration Challenge #29: Waiting for Spring to get you started.
And the Paper Sweeties Design Team is super excited to have been asked to join Cupcake Inspirations in celebrating their 300th challenge by sponsoring and participating in their Challenge #300: Sparkle.  Thus, the reason for all the scrumptious glitter and sequins above.
This is just the first of a trio of Cupcake Inspiration challenges coming your way this week.  So, buckle up for the ride, and come join in all the fun, friends!
Thanks for peeking in!  Please be sure to stop by the Design Team's blogs to see how they've been inspired by this month's inspiration challenge, and have a truly amazing and fantastically memorable March!  XOXO

Cheryl Lea
February Guest Designer:  Donna Baes

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Party Time & Occasions (Paper Sweeties) Paper: White (Wplus9); white embossed (sei); plum polka dot (Jillibean Soup); aqua chevron (October Afternoon) Ink: Jet Black, Tea Dye, Antique Linen, & Pumice Stone (Ranger); Perfect Plum (SU!) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Grape seam binding ribbon, Sweet{heart} Mix sequins, & Party Time die (Paper Sweeties); Dazzling Diamonds & Pool Party ribbon (SU!); button (The Ribbon Reel); journaling cards (American Crafts); white chord (Hobby Lobby); white envelope (Paper Studio); chipboard heart (Jenni Bowlin); Titanium White acrylic paint (FolkArt); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

28 comments:

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! Jinny this is so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the design and the YUMMY Colors!! TOTALLY makes me EXCITED for SPRING!! AWESOME take on the challenge!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK Sweetie!! =)

KimCreate said...

Oh my, Jinny, this is yumminess perfection! Those colors, those layers, that ribbon! beautiful...

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love all those fabulous layers! And the cake is beautiful!!!

artful-notions said...

Jinny, you won my heart with this layering perfection! So beautifully put together! And gorgeous glittery, yummy cake! LOVE!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors! You are amazing my friend!!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful sparkle in such beautiful colors! I love the flowers with the flower sequin details!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Jinny, such a BEAUTIFUL card! Love all the sparkle and layers! So excited to have you as our Special Guest at Paper Sweeties!

Anya said...

Love this card!!!

Nina Dee said...

WOW JINNY! This is just gorgeous! The colors are so yummy and that ribbon treatment is so lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the fun for the Cupcakes Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration! We're so glad that Paper Sweeties could be a part of the celebration :)

Maria said...

Wonderful pretty layers, Jinny! You really make the Paper Sweeties products shine! Love your style!:-)

Jill Norwood said...

Jinny this is sooooo beautiful!!! Love the pretty purple! And that sweet painted and glittered heart! And every little detail! You always inspire!!!!

Debbie said...

OMGosh, Jinny, I can simply lose myself in your unbelievably gorgeous designs! You are SO talented and I am honored that you made time in your busy schedule to create this little stunner for the Paper Sweeties March challenge -- smitten!

Tina said...

this is beautiful, such cute details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

Tina
sweetie dt

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I love the way you colored in the design and all the pretty details on this. FABULOUS creation!!

Linda R said...

This is so beautiful my friend. All the layering looks fabulous. Well done.

Hugs~

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so sweet! I love how you put those flower sequins in the flowers!

Indy said...

Oh this is scrumptious! (Can a card be scrumptious?) Those colors, the ribbon, the sparkle...a wonderfully designed card! Thank you so much for joining us for our 300th challenge!
Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie!

Kimberly Kett said...

Beautiful card, I LOVE that flower!

Lisa said...

I'm head over heels for this sweet card!! Love all of your pretty little details mixed in with the aqua and grapey purples!

Cheryl said...

Jinny, this card is gorgeous! OMGosh, I just love the colors, the layout, and that amazing bow treatment! Fabulous!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jinny so pretty, congrats on you guest design at Paper Sweeties. Love the purple and green together makes me excited for spring!

Ros Crawford said...

Your cards are always incredibly beautiful!

Donna K said...

I just LOVE those silver threads that you've stitched through and my, all of the fun layering and your pretty bow. Your card is like a visit to the garden. So beautiful, Jinny!

Sandy said...

Beautiful card! My favorite color combo - purple & turquoise. Thank you for joining our 300th Celebration Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.
Sandy, DT Sweetie

Mynn Kitchen said...

SO gorgeous, Jinny! LOVE LOVE LOVE all that pretty purple and I adore all the sparkle and shine! Sorry I'm late to the party! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cake Jinny. The pretty flower is amazing with the glittery finish. The lilac hues are beautiful.

Eva Ng said...

Gorgeous card. Love the details you have put in. Thank you for sharing with 300th Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva -

Alycia said...

Loving that rose and your SPARKLE! Thank you so much for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations for our 300th Challenge Celebration. :) -Alycia