May 05, 2010

Sweet peas


Happy Wednesday friends! How is everyone this morning? The sun is shining here and even though I fell down the stairs yesterday evening, I'm feeling happy. (with a very swollen leg) *rolling my eyes*

Today's card is a bit different from my recent posts, but I was feeling a wee bit guilty about the boxes and boxes and BOXES of patterned paper that I've been collecting for almost 7 years, so I decided to challenge myself to start using it!


Scarlet Jewel base, Lemon Tart mat, PP from my stash (and I have no earthly clue of the manufacturer), Summer sunrise twill, Spring Rain CS under sentiment, YOF: Sweet Peas stamps. I also threw in some vellum to highlight a few of the flowers that I stamped on the PP, a button and some stitching.

Although I've ruffled up ribbons on my cards before, Ashley's video inspired me to do it along the entire length for a change. Whadda ya think?

Don't forget to drop by Courtney's blog again today for one last peek at the new set You're The Man, to be released tomorrow, May 6th (midnight tonight actually)!

Thanks for stopping by today! I love you guys!

28 comments:

Sasya said...

oooh i love patterned paper!! and your card is really great!!

Ted said...

Wow, Dana...this is DEFINITELY a different style! I love how you used vellum to highlight a few of the blossoms. Such a cool background, too!

Lindsay said...

So fun Dana! I love that PP and the stamping over it just makes it pop! That ribbon is delicious, great card!

Keva said...

Oh, I am a patterned paper freak. I think I have it on every card I make! I love the paper and I really like how you stamped over it with the Sweet Pea stamp. Great card. I also loved Ashley's technique with the ribbon. I keep saying i'm goign to try it..maybe tonight. :o)

Keva said...

Oh, and i'm sorry about your fall. I hate falling like that. You just feel so out of control while it's happening. I hope your leg gets better...be careful chica!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card. Like your idea of just stamping the image over the printed paper. Hope you feel better by Mother's Day!

Кудрявая said...

Very nice! Interesting idea.

Diane Jaquay said...

Definitely unique Dana!! I love it, and I too need to start using up some of the patterned paper I have sitting around collecting DUST lol!

Susan said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love those colors together, the ribbon technique, the button, the sewing and the stamping on the patterned paper!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Hope your leg gets better soon. I fell at Hobby Lobby last week--super embarassing!

I love the card and wish I'd gotten that sweet pea set.

Courtney Baker said...

Oh totally love this.. it certainly is sweet!

resmith said...

I love this card! The image stamped on the PP is such a great idea with a few vellium flowers.

Emm said...

I really like how you did the stamped image over pattterned paper and love the ruffle!

Belinda said...

Super cool! Love the bit of vellum to bring out the flowers!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Dana I love this! The way you made the flowers stand out, but subtly, using the vellum is genius! The ruffled ribbon works great and I love the stitched border round the sentiment, and the little twine-tied button. So many perfect details!!

Sara Mac said...

Another outstanding card Dana! What a creative idea to stamp the flowers on the pp and use vellum to showcase a few. I love the ruffled ribbon too. I'm also trying to use up the piles of patterned paper that have been collecting dust.

Kara said...

I'm guilty of this too! Love the stamp on pp!!
Kara

Karen B. said...

Lovely card, I have a hard time with patterned paper and you've inspired me to pull it out and use some of it!

Amy said...

Dana....I think my favorite part is that ribbon strip and how you used a matching button on the sentiment panel!

I am right there with ya on how much PP I have!!

IamDerby said...

Dana this turned out awesome! Excellent idea.

Baseret said...

Oh Dana I hope you are alright.
I love the PP and how you used the vellum on some of the sweet peas.So pretty!

Barbara said...

Dana, this is incredible! LOVE how you overstamped the patterned paper! And I love that ribbon treatment!

nika said...

Very beautiful! Love it!

Gayatri said...

I love how you have done the vellum sweet pea flowers overlay. Clever idea. I am inspired by it, Dana. Bold and beautiful card. Love it.

Mara... said...

I think the ribbon ruffling is fantastic!!! And I like the paper and how you stamped on it. Wonderful card!

Hope your leg is feeling better. Watch out for those stairs!

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! lovely details!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is such a unique and pretty card! Love how you used the stamp and paper in conjunction with each other! And, the pop of blue on top really pulls it all together!

Jessica said...

So pretty! i love the ribbon all scrunched up and the vellum flowers. And thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! i finished a shadowbox for my mom, and once i have photos i'll post them. i've always been into mixed media, but lately i seem to be finding my niche, or maybe just really discovering my own voice. It feels good!