May 27, 2010

Preppy and Pink

I love square cards, even though I hardly ever make them. Check out this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I hope you'll play along!


1. The clean lines and simple look of this sketch made me want to make a "preppy" looking card. I found this pink and navy striped ribbon in my stash and everything just sort of fell into place. I wanted to add ruffles to my ribbon, so I pulled out a white ruffled ribbon and started to perform some surgery. Both ribbons were the same width, so I cut the ruffled edge off my white ribbon, and adhered it to the back of my striped ribbon using Sticky Strip. Tada! I had a striped and ruffled ribbon!

2. The colors were so simple, so I wanted my stamped image to really play off the colors without really being the focal point. I decided on a Fifth Avenue Floral stamp, inked in Night of Navy on Whisper White card stock. Then I took my Cameo Coral Stampin' Write and colored in the centers of the flowers.

3. I loved the pink centers on white flowers so much, that I had to take it a step further! I pulled out my Pretties Kit and grabbed two large flowers. To make the flower puffy, I adhered them back to back, so my back petals fluff forward, and my front petals fluff backwards. (I hope that makes sense...)

4. Then I punched a 3/4" circle out of Whisper White card stock and randomly punched out 1/16" holes. I grabbed a bunch of small pink brads from my stash and stuck them through. To make sure they stayed in place, I covered the back with some Sticky Strip and added a card stock backing. Then centered it on my flower.

5. I adhered my stamped card stock onto a Cameo Coral mat and added my newly ruffled ribbon. I placed my flower onto the ribbon, then adhered everything to my Night of Navy card.


  1. I so love the black with bits of coral, then Pow the Big flower and ribbon, again, so love it.

  2. Beautiful card, I love your color combination, and LOVE the flower!!

  3. This is so chic - that big flower against the background is perfect! Thanks for joining in at PPA!

  4. Love, love, love your card. The colors are terrific! Great job on the sketch!

  5. Love the ribbons! Beautifully prepared background!

  6. Beautiful card. I love how you created your own designer paper and I LOVE the flower and center. I will have to try that sometime as I have a whole pretties kit to use up!

  7. so creative and fun. the ribbon is divine. love the luscious, new blog design, too . . . hugs, M