Sunday, September 26, 2010

Love Letter Polka: PP{17} & PPA{61}

Welcome to another week at The Paper Players!  This week we have a sweet inspiration photo that is sure to garner more than a few "awwws", take a peek:
Isn't she the cutest?!  Inspired by the big pink box, I started with a distressed flower in Blushing Bride and built the card around it.  My next choice was this polka dot paper from the Love Letter DSP--just love those dots!  Now I had paper and a flower but wasn't sure what to do with it so I went looking for a sketch and found this versatile one over at Pals Paper Arts.
 Pretty easy to see where I went with this one but here's a close-up of that scrumptious 5/8" satin ribbon in Basic Black.  I ran a piece of sticky strip on my card front and lifted up the ribbon bit by bit to make the ruffled loops.  Then I stitched it in place and decorated it with a row of self-adhesive Black Flourish jewels!

I was finished with the whole card except the sentiment and was stumped on what to use.  I thought the sophisticated look of it lent itself to a wedding card.  So even though I don't currently know any newlyweds, I went for this pretty sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Isn't that font just beautiful?!

I love making these flowers--they are so quick & easy and pack a big punch!  Awhile ago, I promised you a pictorial on making these beauties for yourself so check back tomorrow when I [finally] deliver on that promise!  In the meantime, hop over to The Paper Players and check out all the sweet creations made by the design team.  We hope you're inspired to join us this week!

stamps: teeny tiny wishes
ink: jet black stazon
paper: crumb cake, very vanilla, basic black, blushing bride CS & love letter DSP
xtras: 2 1/2" scallop & 1 3/8" scallop circle punches; little leaves sizzlet; basic black satin ribbon, black flourish jewels; corner rounder punch


Anne Marie Hile said...

Just fabulous! Love the color combo and that gorgeous flower! :)

Christina said...

I just can not wait to see how you make those gorgeous flowers! Absolutely beautiful! I love the gems you added to the ribbon, too, how clever!

Lesley said...

SO pretty Nance! Love how you used the colours! That flower is scrumptious and the ribbon treatment is cool...please show a tutorial on that one day too!

jaydee said...

Nance, loved that you went away from the baby card and thought outside of the box to create this gorgeous and sophisticated wedding card. That flower is awesome. A truly fabulous card

Ann Schach said...

Wow,wow,wow! So classy and elegant! Beautiful card, Nance!

Nancy said...

What an adorable baby picture! Love the polka dot paper,the gorgeous flower and the elegant ribbon treatment, one can never have to many jewels and they're perfect on the ribbon! Looking forward to another tutorial from you.
Great card!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Very pretty! Love the pink and black!

Tracey Parrott said...

Nance, thank you so much for your generous kudos...I was so taken aback with being your pick for PP16! Now, I am anxiously waiting for the "how to" for this gorgeous flower and as always,you have created another WOW card! Blessings!

Linda Callahan said...

Doesn't get any cuter than that picture or this card! Love the dots and I await flower directions! It is wonderfully splashy!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, so very pretty, Nance! Love your colors and your flower! Terrific job on the challenge!

Diane - said...

Nance- Just got to glimpse some blog today (still no PC at home).
I LOVE your polka dots with fun flower. We made this flower in one of my classes that your mom fun! The inspiration photo is adorable too. ,

Stampin' Diva said...

Such a pretty and elegant card. I just love the color combo. The splash of pink is great and beautiful ribbon detail. Thanks for playing with us @ PPA!

Alicia said...

This card is gorgeous! Love it! I'm following you now through Stampin Connection!