Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paper and Such Design Challenge

Hello Friends!!  Welcome to another awesome Paper and Such challenge.  For this week's challenge we are sponsoring The Ribbon Carousel!  That's right, double sponsorship for this challenge!  There is a P&S Gift Certificate for one lucky winner!
We are challenging you to create a Valentine with non-traditional colors.  Think it's easy?  Well...I know that I definitely struggled a bit with this one!  I went to my mix and match scrap bin, as opposed to going to the scrap bins that I have organized by color, and just stuck my hand in and pulled something out.  
Here is my creation using the random scrap that I started with:
The sparkly plaid is the piece that I grabbed at random.  So I started with that as my jumping off point.  But before I continue, I must say that my inspiration for this card shape as well as the circular layer came from my darling friend Joanne.  She's a constant source of inspiration for me and many others.  

I used corrugated cardboard to add to my circular layer and then a bit of zig zag stitching underneath the beautiful sentiment from THIS set.  It's one of my very favorite quotes of all time.  I stamped it on watercolor paper with black Momento ink.  

I layered the background papers, stitched around the edges and added corner brads.  I chose a piece of chipboard, coated it in Brilliance Rocket Red ink - which actually looks orange/gold when inked, coated in clear embossing powder and heat set.  I added some Tim Holtz tape onto some light blue cardstock and backed my chipboard panel for added dimension. 
To my main panel, I added a dangling, metal rimmed tag onto which I added a steampunk-esque metal embellishment with a copper brad.  Lastly I added three loops of Grosgrain light blue ribbon to my main layer and adhered it on with three dimensional foam adhesive. 

To complete the interior, I used more random scraps combined with my Sweet Stack Die from MFT.  I used my Wild Rose stamp to embellish my center panel.  
I anchored the sides with two tiny copper brads.  I stitched the edges and adhered everything down.

I do hope you come join us for this super fun challenge!!  Thanks so much for popping by today!! 

Crafty Hugs!


Janice M said...

Awesome card Meredith! I love the stitching and all the bling!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card, Meredith!!! The colors, the bling, and that charm work so great together!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

This is awesome! Love all the details you put into this card, amazing!

Kathi said...

Oooh. I just love this.

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