Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tulle for Ann {PP114}

Hiya friends, and welcome to another week at The Paper Players! Glad you joined me today for the oh-so-talented Ann's fantastic sketch challenge. Check it:
I really like this sketch (thanks, Ann!) and right away I knew two things 1) I wanted to make a tulle ribbon flower after watching this fabulous video from Kimberly Van Diepen and 2) that I wanted to use this Crumb Cake dsp from the Festival of Prints designer series paper stack.  With those two things in mind, and the sketch at the ready, here's what developed in my craft room:
It is kind of interesting to see where I end up as this was not really in my mind's eye but I like it and I think it's fitting for a challenge hosted by Ann, our queen of vintage shabilicous-ness!  I used Early Espresso Core-dinations cardstock embossed with the Fancy Fan folder and distressed with a sanding block.  On the oval, I stamped a flourish from Creative Elements in Crumb Cake along with an Early Espresso sentiment from Bring on the Cake.
The fun part was making this flower with rolled Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon-it's so easy with the Jumbo Sticky Rounds. Just roll, press and voila!  A beautiful tulle flower.  Of course, as this is Ann's challenge, I had to add some Basic  Pearls to the tulle.  :-)
I had so much fun making this card for Ann's challenge....I hope that you will consider joining us too!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for some fabulous inspiration.  Then...join us before Friday, September 28th at Noon (PDT) when the challenge closes.
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Creative Elements, Bring on the Cake; One in a Million; Language of Friendship
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla CS; Early Espresso Cor'dinations CS; Fesitval of Prints DSP
Extras: Fancy Fan embossing folder; Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon; Crumb Cake Tulle Ribbon; Basic Pearls; XL Bird Builder Punch


Nancy said...

Nance this card is fabulous, love the sanded background paper and you know I couldn't resist the gorgeous tulle flower with pearls, gonna try that today!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! Your flower is GORGEOUS! Seriously, makes me want to run down stairs and make!

Linda Callahan said...

This is so elegant and gorgeous! Beautiful flower against a lovely background~!

Marisa said...

Absolutely love your card, Nance!! Stunning take on the sketch and your rolled flower with the added half pearls is fabulous!! Great card :)

Bev Gomez said...

Darling card Nance! I love how u decorated the inside also. Just darling. I love that stamp set.
Hugs, Bev

Karren said...

This is a gorgeous card. I really love that Crumb Cake tulle behind your wonderful flower.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! What person wouldn't LOVE getting this birthday card! I love the inside just as much as the outside! Your rose is just beautiful!

Kim S said...

Elegant in every way. The prints, the embossing, the lovely flower backed by tulle - gorgeous!

Diane - said...

Nancy this is fabulousness!I love the tulle flower and the pearls... well what can I say! PEARLS make everything better, right?
The colors are some of my favs so this is just gorgeousness multiplied! YUM !

Diane - said...

Nance I forgot to say how much I like the cordinations paper too. Very cool with the fans design. I am experimenting with other things besides the woodgrain... love it.

Amy White said...

What a fabulous rolled flower Nance! Love the pearls you added and the little leaves peeking out from underneath. The combination of the core'dinations strips and dsp works so well too!

Jen Timko said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Margaret said...

Tulle flowers...brilliant!! This is one lovely card and the coredinations paper goes so well on this!!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This card is breath-taking! Elegant and shabby-fabby! The addition of the pearls on the rolled tulle flower is pure design genius! I'm glad you liked the sketch!

H2 :) said...

Totally elegant, Nance - inside & out! Love how you incorporated the teeny red mat to offset that stunning bloom. :)