Monday, September 13, 2010

Island Lattice: PPA {59}

Oh how I love this paper...so much so that I have hoarded saved it for the perfect opportunity and the fabulous design team at Pals Paper Arts provided just the right one with this week's color challenge. With this paper in hand, this was literally a 10 minute card!  Love the colors: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Old Olive and don't you just love these stylish ladies decked out in their SU frocks?!
Anyway...the Island Oasis designer paper includes all three challenge colors so it was the perfect choice for my clean-and-simple card.  I love how SU repeats design elements and shapes in paper, stamps and accessories and this paper is no exception.  The tropical floral pattern of the paper mimics the pattern made by the Lattice die I featured in yesterday's post...can you you see it?  So for my card, I thought it would be fun to make a flower from pieces of the lattice die.  I ran the die through my Big Shot on Tempting Turquoise cardstock and then cut away two of the flower pieces.  I layered the pieces on a 2.5" circle of Old Olive with a stampin' dimensional (cut in half) between each one. 
The center is topped off with a 3/4" circle of So Saffron and one of the sparkly new Glimmer Brads in Olive Olive.  I wrapped some (retired) So Saffron striped grosgrain ribbon around the main panel and stamped a Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Old Olive to complete the look.  Cute, eh?!  I really like this one...clean, simple and cheerful.  I hope it brightens your day...cheers!

supplies:
stamps: teeny tiny wishes
ink: old olive
paper: so saffron, tempting turquoise, old olive & whisper white CS; island oasis DSP
xtras: lattice die; 2.5" & 3/4" circle punches; glimmer brads (brights); So Saffron striped grosgrain ribbon

6 comments:

Christina said...

I love the way you kept the design of this card simple to showcase that beautiful paper. Your flower is a brilliant use of the lattice die and it complements the paper perfectly!

Linda Callahan said...

Your layered flower is the perfect accent on this card! Simply chic~!

Nancy said...

Wow, love the colors and what a creative idea to make a flower from the lattice die, snip, snip and you have a gorgeous flower. I'm now wishing I had the lattice die! And who doesn't love a 10 minute card that looks like a 2 hour card!
Great job.

Ann Schach said...

Love how you replicated the look of the lattice in the DSP with the "lattice" flower! Very clever! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Ditto to ALL the above. How stinkin' clever! Dear upline... You're killing me.... my wish list grows everytime I see one your cards! I didn't even want that die, but now..... hmmmmm. How easy is that! Great card.

LeAnne said...

Very pretty----I saw that color challenge, but there just aren't enough hours in the day! However, you managed to make an awesome card with a minimum of products....good for you!