Monday, November 16, 2009

CAS41 - Petals with Pizazz

This week's Clean & Simple challenge on Splitcoast is an inspiration challenge, using the Vera Bradley collection of handbags and colorful prints to get your creative juices flowing.

For my card, I chose the Laptop Portfolio in Mod Floral Pink for my inspiration piece. I thought my Petal Pizazz stamp set fit this challenge perfectly and I used several of the colors found in the fabric to stamp my background. I used Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Taken with Teal - not colors I would have put together on my own, but I really like the bright, cheery look they have. I added a sentiment from Hope Happens, which I punched out with my Large Oval punch and layered onto a Melon Mambo Scallop Oval. I felt like it still needed a little something to make the card special, so I used a Playground Designer Button (in Old Olive). I also added a Clear Rhinestone Brad to the button, threading the prongs of the brad through the holes in the button and trimming off the ends so that I could fold them over on the back of the button. (Be careful when trimming the ends of the brad - I used a wire cutter and the metal was VERY sharp. I barely touched my finger to the edge and I got a small cut on my finger.) I finished the card off with some Basic Black wide grosgrain ribbon.

We're slowly getting back into the swing of Monday. Both Jevin and Enavi have colds - nothing serious, but enough to make everyone crabby. :) I'm planning on being back tomorrow with another project to share. Bye for now!

Stamps: Petal Pizazz, Hope Happens
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Basic Black
Accessories: Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Playground Designer Button, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Basic Black wide grosgrain ribbon


jaydee said...

Jen, it's gorgeous! I love the colors you have used and the black really pops.
thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

just beautiful! Congrats on your iPicks for this week

Cindy Beach said...

Gorgeous card, Jen, I love it! Congrats on being an iPICK this week!
Your card is fresh and fun like spring.

Arielle H Gordon said...

Wow I REALLY love this card, just amy have to case it! ~Arielle