Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Papertrey Pixies Challenge #2

I actually made this card a couple of weeks ago, but am just getting it posted in time by the skin of my teeth (which is a really odd expression, if you think about it; now I'm wondering about its origins). :-D Karen H. was hostess this month for the Pixies' challenge, and she gave us for inspiration this lovely set of fat quarters from which we were to take any aspect we chose: layout, colors, pattern(s), and so on. Since my favorite aspect of papercrafting is COLOR, that's what immediately came to my mind. To me, the colors I saw here were Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, and Smokey Shadow. Oh, and white of course. :-) So I made a simple card with pops of those colors. I used watermark ink and a tiny polka dot stamp on a swatch of each color, and then punched out flowers from the swatches (there's a big flower and a little flower if you look closely). I embossed the white on white panel with a polka dot embossing folder and attached the flowers to it with white brads. A Spellbinders label for the sentiment and some Orange Zest bitty dot ribbon and this card was done! Oh, and on the inside is the Smokey Shadow flower (didn't want you to think I'd forgotten it) and lots of room to write. Thanks for the fun challenge, Karen!

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II & Communique Curves Sentiments
Paper: PTI--SS White, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz & Smokey Shadow
Ink: Watermark; Versafine--Onyx Black
Ribbon: PTI--Orange Zest Bitty Dot
Die: Spellbinders
Brads: stash
Punches: Papershapers
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug


Karen H. said...

Love the card Jill! The colors you chose are so bright and cheery. Thanks for playing!

Lorraine said...

Great take on the challenge, Jill! Love the variety of polka dots throughout your card including the embossed background, the spellbinders tag w/ ribbon, the dimension and how you carried the theme into your card as well. Beautiful color combo.

Monica K. said...

Cute card! Really like how you layered the flowers and the colors are beautiful!

Sue Ann said...

Cute card ....... that will make someone very happy !!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and the embossing on this card. How did it get to be June 30th? I have an idea, I'd better get crackin'!

Barbara said...

Too cite, Jill! Love your cheerful colors!

Anika said...

Very pretty! Love all those bright colors against the white!

Pat said...

Pure white and bright colors - it just doesn't get much better than this! Love all the polka dots, too. Good job with the challenge.

Teresa said...

This is really sweet, Jill! You did a great job with the challenge!!!