Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dear Friend {CD97}

Hello friends!  Oh, I think you're really gonna like the colors Riley chose this week at The Color Dare--I sure did!
CD 97
Marina Mist
Night of Navy
River Rock
 And here is what I made for you:
It all started with the Marina Mist striped wide grosgrain ribbon...oh how I love this ribbon!  I'm slowly collecting it in all the available colors and it is so lovely.  Here, I ran a straight stitch with my sewing machine down one edge and pulled on the strings to gather the center together.  I punched a 1 3/8" circle of Marina Mist, covered it completely in sticky strip and pressed the gathered center onto the sticky circle.
To attach the center button, I used my paper piercing tool to poke two holes in the sticky circle and threaded the large button (from my stash) on and tied it at the back.  On top I used large glue dots to layer on a Night of Navy button tied with some linen thread.  Next using the two-step XL Bird punch, I popped out some Night of Navy branches and attached them to the back of the flower.  I used this week's Stamping 411 sketch for my layout and got to work arranging my panels.
The bottom layer was embossed with one of my favorite embossing folders of all time--Vintage Wallpaper.  The top layer is taken from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack in River Rock and matted in Marina Mist. 
I dusted off an oldie but goodie--All Holidays--for the perfect sentiment in Night of Navy.  I loved this color combination and I hope you do too--can't wait to see what you come up with!  Check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team and then share it with us over on The Color Dare blog.
supplies:
stamps: all holidays
ink: night of navy
paper: river rock, marina mist, night of navy CS; DSP neutrals stack
xtras: marina mist wide 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon; vintage wallpaper embossing folder; 2-step xl bird punch; night of navy button; linen thread; button from my stash

16 comments:

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

That is an oldie but a goodie. Love the colors and all the different textures and of course the Ribbon Flower. Great job!!!

Christina said...

Gorgeous ribbon flower, Nance! It looks especially fab with the striped ribbon. The embossed panel adds such a beautiful detail, too. Hope you're having a lovely day!

Anne Marie said...

All I can say is WOW! I am in love with this color combo and you showcased it beautifully! That ribbon flower is awesome!! :)

Glenda said...

Love your flower! Fabulous card!

Marisa said...

Darling ribbon flower, Nance, and use of the sketch and colours. Loving the EF you used.

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

This is just beautiful Nance!! I love your ribbon flower and your outstanding use of this weeks colors, tfs!!!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance GREAT card. LOVE your ribbon flower button center. The EF is perfect with the flower... the colors are just crisp! Love it.

Joan said...

Awesome card, Nance. I love your use of the ribbon and the stacked buttons.

Kerin said...

Oh Nance this is awesome!! A couple of thoughts while looking at this card...1. why don't I have that ribbon yet??? and 2. I need to get my sewing machine into my stamp room!! Love the fresh color combo :)

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card Nance and "ditto" to all the previous comments. You're right too the color combo is terrific!

Patti Chesky said...

Love those yoyo flowers!!! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

gbarron56 said...

Nance -- your ribbon flower is fabulous! Love all the textures and patterns in this card -- great job! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Tiffany Bauer said...

Very pretty!! Love that big ribbon flower!! Thanks for playing along!!

Connie Babbert said...

So pretty...love that flower! Thanks for playing this week!

Selene Kempton said...

So gorgeous! That ribbon flower is so pretty!

Linda Callahan said...

That ribbon flower is like a beautiful striped beach umbrella!