Monday, November 22, 2010

PPA yeah!!

It's been way too long since I played at the PPA.  It's always been one of my favorite challenges but I just haven't been able to make the time.  I'll bet you can relate, right?!  Would you believe that I dreamed up this card on a 4 hour drive home Sunday and made it in about 30 minutes?  That's what I call clean-and-simple!


PPA69 calls for a clean-and-simple project featuring fabric and/or ribbon.  How fun!  I knew I wanted to use these gor-juss Joel Dewberry and Amy Butler fabrics I've been hoarding.  I love these colors and River Rock, Always Artichoke and Baja Breeze were a delightful match!  I ran 4 different patterned fabrics through my Big Shot on the Tasteful Trims die. Then I played around with the mix of patterns--this part took the longest!  A bit of sticky strip on the top of each scallop held it in place and I simply wrapped the ends around my Naturals Ivory cardstock.  Using the sticky strip at the top let each piece ruffle out a little bit.


Doesn't that look pretty?!  I inked one of the flowers from Pocket Silhouettes in Baja Breeze and stamped off once before stamping on the Naturals Ivory.  It made a lovely background image for an Always Artichoke Signature Greeting from PTI.  Then I wrapped the whole panel in Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon.  I had some scallop strips left over so I used a little bit on the inside...


and repeated the Pocket Silhouettes in Baja Breeze & Always Artichoke.  A little more seam binding ribbon and an Always Artichoke sentiment from On Your Birthday completes my project.  I hope you have as much fun looking at this one as I did creating it!  I can't wait to use more fabric on other projects--so many ideas in my head, wish I didn't have to sleep!  :-)  Have a good one friends!

supplies:
stamps: pocket silhouettes; on your birthday; signature greetings (PTI)
ink: baja breezem always artichoke
paper: river rock, naturals ivory cardstock
xtras: always artichoke seam binding ribbon; tasteful trims xl die

10 comments:

LeAnne said...

Look at you with your fabby card....I was contemplating that die, but didn't get it. Such a fun way to use it, especially with all that new fabric coming out next mini!

Anne Marie said...

Absolutely fabulous as always, Nance! The color combo is just awesome. You rocked the CAS, without a doubt! Love it! :)

Jen said...

Wow! This is so great. Those layers of fabric really look fabulous!

Christina said...

LOVE this, Nance! Oh please don't make me feel the need to start shopping for fabric again! LOL! Your mix of patterns is fabulous, and once again I think the inside is just as gorgeous as the outside. Okay, time to go dig through my fabric stash....

Hands On said...

what gorgeous fabrics Nance! Love the scallops. beautiful card!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Oh Nance, This is drop dead gorgeous! I don't know how you girls keep up designing for all these blogs and always new designs, but this is a winner for sure. Makes me think of ruffles on a hemline.... So darn pretty!!! The colors a spectacular and the seam binding bow is the finishing touch. As always the inside is FAB too.

Linda Callahan said...

Looks like a fabulous ruffled skirt with a beautiful bow sash! Just gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Darn that's what I was going to say "it looks like a skirt"(maybe it should be, I could see my granddaughter spinning around in it)! The fabric colors are spectacular. Of course the inside is as important as the outside, just love it all!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Nance, your card is gorgeous and it goes so well with the sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at PPA!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is fabulous! Love the ruffles! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!