Thursday, June 17, 2010

PPA 47--SUMMER THEME

Welcome to the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #47! I can't believe we have had that number of challenges. It doesn't seem that it's been that long since it's inception! Come play with us and upload your creation using the theme SUMMER! How fun and open is that?

I had a completely different idea for a card when I sat down to make this one! The only thing the same about my original idea and this card is one *NEW* color: Daffodil Delight! You are seeing a sneak preview of this new Brights Collection color, as well as the new Neutral Collection color, Early Espresso.

I began my card with Very Vanilla card stock.

I cut out Little Leaves (Sizzlit Die) in Garden Green and gave them sunflowers that are punched in a Scallop Circle after I textured them using the *new* (Summer Mini) Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I popped up some Early Espresso 1" circles for their centers using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Notice how I took three different sections of the Vintage Wallpaper embossing or debossing for my centers? The pattern is so versatile that way. I can tell that I will be using this folder at Christmas time--see the center flower.

Lastly, I tied bows using the *new* (preview from the 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalog-out July 1st) 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso.

I think that the flowers are so happy that I could use this card for any occasion, and I will probably add a sentiment later.

Happy Summer! Please leave your comments, I really enjoy reading all of them.

Shopping List:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Garden Green
Extras: 1" and Scallop circle punches, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

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15 comments:

Margaret Moody said...

This is so pretty, Patti! I love the flower trio and love how you embossed everything! So clever and eye-catching! Great job with the theme! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

WOW Patti I LOVE your sunflowers.......So creative and BEAUTIFUL!!!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Patti, I love, love, love your sunflowers! What a terrific job! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

This just has to make you smile!! I love this card!

Mary Fish said...

How clever! Love the texture on the flowers and the touch of ribbon is perfection. Hugs, M

TrishG said...

Very cute! Love the colors and the embossing!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely adorable!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

I love the sunflowers. The details are amazing and they are just perfect for any summer theme! :-)

Melissa said...

OOHH! What a sharp idea! This is one of my favorite cards of yours! I am adoring this!!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

How fun and happy!

I love your embossed flowers.

Debbie Henderson said...

What a cute idea with the flowers!

Linda Callahan said...

OMG I love this - looks like a chorus line of dancing flowers!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your sunflowers are awesome, Patti. I can't wait to get that Embossing Folder. Love those centers! Hugs,

maryr917 said...

I love these sunflowers-what a cretive idea to emboss them the way you did

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

You are brilliant. I am going to CASE this ASAP. Fab! XOXO