Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's for Anne Marie afterall...{PP109}

...that was the refrain between my Mom and I every time we asked ourselves if it needed just one more rhinestone, lol!  Howdy, friends, and welcome to another week at The Paper Players where our gal pal Anne Marie is hosting a fun challenge!
Paper Piecing!  I love paper piecing.  Stamping on patterned paper adds an extra element of interest to your stamped image.  For this challenge, I knew I wanted to use the new set, Bootiful Occasions, to make a get well card for my dear friend Anne Marie.  You may not know that she had surgery on BOTH feet two weeks ago and I thought this set matched her perky personality and love of shoes!
So, I kinda missed the boat on the clean-and-simple part but seeing as this was a card for Anne Marie's challenge and for her personally, I couldn't resist kickin' it up a 'notch (sorry, had to)!  I started by heat embossing the kickin' cowgirl boot with black embossing powder onto Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist designer patterned paper.
Of course, I had to dress up these boots with graduated rhinestones--those glossy black stars were crying out for some bling!  Did I mention this was for Anne Marie?  ;-)  Anywho, I placed them at a "kicky" angle around a Window Frame Framelit that I pierced with the matching Festive Piercing Pack.  
This card base is 4 1/4" square which means that I could extend the flagged banner off the edge and still fit the card in a standard envelope for mailing.  At the suggestion of my Mom, (thanks mom!), I added some more rhinestones on the flagged end to give it sort of a Vegas marquee effect!
I typed up the inside sentiment on my computer, printed it on Whisper White cardstock and cut to size.  A few stamped boots match the front and finish off the inside in style!  Anne Marie, I hope this brings a smile to your face and that you're kickin' up yer heels again real soon!  And friends, I hope you'll stop on by the rest of The Paper Players design team for some fun inspiration.  If you want to play along, just make sure to do so by Friday, August 24th @ Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team

Stamps: Bootiful Occasions
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White CS; Designer Pattern Paper Stack (neutrals, subtles & brights); Silver glimmer paper
Extras: Festive Paper Piercing Pack;  1/8" basic black grosgrain ribbon; basic rhinestones; large oval punch; 1 1/4" square punch; Window Frame framelits; black stampin' emboss powder


Anne Marie Hile said...

Howdy partner! I reckon that you brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye this morning! :) Your card is full of fabulous details and sassy sparkle. Love that color combo, too. Thank you so much for creating this rootin' tootin' beauty for just for me! *squeal!* You post made me laugh too! You and your Mom know me all to well with the sparkly goodness.

This was such a great way to start my day today! Thank you, my friend! Sending you a big hug! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! This card screams fun! I'm sure that Anne Marie will love it! I adore all that colour! The bling is a wonderful addition too!!!

Diane - said...

Nance this is just too adorable and Ann Marie is going to LOVE the bling boots. How cute!
I think mom 'kicked' it out of the park about the bling on the banner.
Love the how bright colors POP against the dark background. Love it.

Linda Callahan said...

Yee-haw! No such thing as too many rhinestones for a cowgirl! This card kicks @%#! (Am I allowed to write that????)

Nancy said...

I love this card, it was so much fun watching you make it for your friend. Wahoo, it's over the edge blinged out, gorgeous! Hope you're feeling much better real soon Anne Marie.
Nance's Mom

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, I love it

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute...why didn't I think of this set? PERFECT for Miss AM and she will love it to "pieces"!!!

jaydee said...

this is perfect! It is absolutely customized to Anne Marie and I know she will love it. I'm just not sure that you aren't short a rhinestone or two :-)

Amy White said...

What a fabulous set of polka-dot boots! Love the bling you've added and the matching inside is just TOO clever for words!!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is so rootin' tootin' cute! And it screams "Anne Marie"! Great job rockin' the challenge!

Margaret said...

How perfect is this for her get well card (and the challenge!). Love the bright and blingy boots!!
I had to laugh at your title! I always think of her when my creations get all bejeweled!