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!
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