Sunday, June 6, 2010

Inspired by Pillows and a Great Sketch

Howdy peeps! Happy Sunday to you! Today I have a card to show you based upon the incredible sketch challenge at Taylored Expressions AND the Inspirational Challenge at the PPA. Thank you Mary and Pals for hosting a great challenge this week! I'm pretty much in love with the pillows in the photo below - and probably the hammock too! So excited summer is on it's way here to Oregon!
Check out these pillows, aren't they fab!?! I just love them! I went with the color scheme of: Tangering Tango, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, and Certainly Celery. Although while I was making this card, I really wanted to use River Rock, but I'll just have to wait til it's return in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog on July 1st!
Here's what I came up with! Clean & Simple style!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • I thought to follow the sketch, I'd place strips of card stock along the right hand side of the card - plus it matches the pillows too!
  • To mimick the hamic, I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder found in the Summer Mini Catalog to get that great cross hatch look!
  • My flowers are a combination of two Stampin' Up! dies - the Birds & Blooms and the Blossom Party Originals die. They are sponged with Tangerine Tango ink with sponge daubers and the edges rounded!
  • No stamps were used on my card! 'My Wonderful Friend' sentiment is from the awesome Chit Chat Rub-Ons! These beauties are on the LAST CHANCE LIST. Get 'em before they're gone!!!
Ink: Tangerine Tango (Available July 1st), Certainly Celery (105217)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (102851), Basic Gray (108692), Tangerine Tango (Available July 1st), Certainly Celery (105165), Always Artichoke (105119)
Embellishments: 5/16" Neutral Jumbo Brads (112534), 5/8" Neutral Jumbo Brads (112533), Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804)
Punches: Scallop Edge (112091), 1-1/4" Square (104400)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Birds & Blooms (113485), Blossom Party (115971), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
Finished Size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  1. Beautiful clean and crisp design! The brads are great as flower centers and I love the bright burst of the orange flower! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  2. I just love the Lattice Embossing Folder! It's definitely on my list to get! Great card!!! =)

  3. I have been staring at that photo for a few days, without any ideas. You have done an excellent job on this.

  4. Congrats, Kari, on your PPA win! Woohoo!

  5. Congrats on your pick! Beautiful card!

  6. Kari . . . what a classy card. Perfect balance. Congrats on being a Pals Paper Arts favorite this week! Hugs, M

  7. I love this card, Kari! I can't believe I have not run across your blog before! But I am adding you to my favorites! Congratulations on being a favorite of Pals Paper Arts this week! I will be casing this card for sure! Thanks for the inspiration!


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