Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thanks, Pals!...


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I am so proud to be a Featured Artist for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge, and it's fitting that this week's theme is "Thank You/Gratitude." Mary Fish and her amazing Design Team, along with Mary's Stampin' Pretty Pals, are a wonderful, supportive bunch, and I'm honored and grateful to have my work displayed alongside their incredible creations.
For this card, I decided to go the more traditional route in its design and sensibility. I created my own designer paper by embossing a piece of Kraft cardsotck with a Stampin' Up's Texturz Plate. To bring out the pretty flourish pattern, I sponged over the entire sheet with Rich Razzleberry. Using the Rock & Roll Technique, I stamped the blossom in Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry before two-step stamping again with the Rich Razzleberry. When I saw this Ruffled Ribbon Technique, I knew I just had to try it. I used some Purely Pomegranate ribbon as it is quite close to Rich Razzleberry, and I was delighted with the results. The frame is popped up with a double layer of Foam for an added sense of depth. A few little pearls finish off an otherwise simple card!
BEAN NOTES: (Unless othersie noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Greenhouse Garden, A Rose is a Rose, and Frames with a Flourish Stamps; Pink Pirouette; Rich Razzleberry, and Close to Cocoa Classic Dye Ink; VersaMark Clear Ink; Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Kraft Cardstock (generic); Sizzix Texturz Flourish Embossing Plate; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Very Vanilla Embossing Powder; Kaiser Rose Pearls
HAPPY BEANS: Purely Pomegranate Grosgrain Ribbon


11 comments:

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Beautiful color combination ... I love the ribbon treatment too.

....Linda.... said...

You are so artistic with your stamping techniques - very pretty. The pearl accents are so elegant.

Anonymous said...

I love your card - I haven't tried the ruffled ribbon treatment yet, but you used it beautifully. Your blog is filled with wonderful creations, I enjoyed visiting!!

Kim said...

Beautiful card Regina! Love the ruffled ribbon, can't wait to try it!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is so pretty. I love to visit your blog too. Your colors are terrific, too. Hugs,

Melissa said...

I can't decide which is my fav part - the embossing(super sharp detail) or the ribbon! Excellent project!

Laural-Lee said...

This is a beautiful thank you card Regina. Great ruffle! and love the popped up frame.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Regina! The ribbon treatment really makes this card! I love your color choices, too!

Patti MacLeith said...

This is just so cute and i love that ribbon!

Martha said...

Beautiful card Regina, The colors you've combined are stunning!

Rhynah said...

Wow, I really like this card! Great colors and a nice sentiment. :) Very beautiful!

Happyu World Card Making Day and greetings from Finland!