May 4, 2010

Polka Dots and Petals

I squealed when I saw this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. My mom, just finished a purse in this exact same fabric line for a donation for a Relay for Life Fundraiser. I've been trying to talk her into making something else so I can have the bag instead, but she insists... The Tuesday Trigger Inspiration purse is also really cute! Maybe my mom can make me something like this...

Here are the DEEtails for my card.

1. This card is all about tone on tone, polka dots, and petals, so I tried to capture it all in my card! I chose three different greens: Paper Source's Chartreuse, Stampin' Up!'s Kiwi Kiss, and Papertrey Ink's Ripe Avocado. I also used my go-to pink, SU's Melon Mambo.

2. My eyes almost popped out of my head as I adhered each 1/2" circle at 1" intervals. I did PS Chartreuse on top of SU! Kiwi Kiss, then SU! Kiwi Kiss on PTI Ripe Avocado. I love how it turned out.

3. I stamped my flower from my Fifth Avenue Floral set in Pink Passion ink on my Melon Mambo card stock, then carefully cut them out. For a little bit of texture, I added SU! Corduroy brads in Kiwi Kiss. These are available on the SU! clearance rack!

4. I punched out a scallop edge rectangle, which you can also make, using these DEErections. Then I stamped a sentiment from my PTI Signature Greetings set. I'm telling you, I never get tired of Dawn McVey's gorgeous handwriting! I added my rectangle to my card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

5. For some final color layering, I adhered everything to a PS Chartreuse mat, which I adhered to my SU! Kiwi Kiss card. These are two of my favorite colors, and they look perfect together!


  1. Hi Nina, this is such a fun card!! I love that color combo and can't wait to play along with this challenge too! I love your punched polka dots!!

    Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
    Betsy Veldman

  2. Hi, I've never met another Nina online :-). Your card is fabulous. I love the raised dots.

  3. I love all those polka dots and you chose the perfect colors. Gorgeous card!

  4. super fun! love the polka dots with these 5th Ave flowers...who knew!

  5. Nina, I love your creations. Soooo talented. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I absolutely love the green dots and the pink flowers, POW! It's awesome...

  7. Hey Nina! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

  8. My favorite inspiration . . . fashion! I'm such a fan of punched backgrounds. Hugs, M