Thursday, December 24, 2009

PPA22: A Simple Sketch

So, are you ready for Christmas? I am. I have been ready for a good solid week now and that has left me with some quality time to do some creating!

Today's card is brought to you by the Pals Paper Arts challenge PPA22: A Simple Sketch! Margaret Moody (one of my fellow PPA Design Team Members) does such a fabulous job coming up with these designs. All that is left to do is fill in the blanks!

The floral set I used in today's card is actually going to retire January 1st. It is called Garden Greetings and is one of many dormant sets that will retire. So if you love it as much as I do, don't delay in ordering it! At the end of this post you will find a list of other retiring sets. Remember, once they retire, they are gone for good!

Some tips for this card:
  • I started with an Lovely Lilac card base, scored at the top.
  • The flowers, from Garden Greetings, were stamped onto Lovely Lilac and Orchid Opulence before being snipped out and layered onto one another using dimensionals.
  • I removed the rhinestone from a Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad and applied it to the center of one of the flowers using a mini glue dot.
  • The Swirl Scribbles Sizzlit was used to create Old Olive foliage around the blooms.
Here is the full list of retiring dormant sets:
Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

Be sure to play along at PPA! And I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Remember Jesus is the reason for the season!

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Stamps: Garden Greetings (113716), Sincere Salutations (115068)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Paper: Lovely Lilac (102874), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Old Olive (100702), Orchid Opulence (100969), Whisper White (100730), Cottage Wall DSP (115671)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit (113441), Dimensionals, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (109054), Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads (109111), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Dimensionals


Carla Bazhenow said...

Love your card Carrie, those colors and flowers are awesome!!! Merry Christmas. Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Great colors, Carrie! I love what you did with the layout!

Cards by Gina said...

Love your card, Carrie! The stamp set is beautiful and your colors are so very pretty together. Great job with the challenge! Have a wonderful holiday!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

This is so pretty, Carrie! I love how those colors pop off the card. XO

Patti MacLeith said...

With this card---I'm ready for SPRING!!

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

Very pretty - the flowers are terrific!

Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Carrie! I love that stamp set and love the colors you used! Great job with the sketch! Thanks for the shout out, too!

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

Just saw you are a Nancy Riley iPick!! Congrats!

Pam Speidel said...

Congratulations Carrie on being one of Nancy's iPicks for this week! I can certainly see why as your card is outstanding! Love the colors and all the details! :) Added your blog to my Google Reader and can't wait to see more! Smiles, Pam :)

Lourdes Torres said...

I loved your project and the color you chose. Thanks for reminding me the stamp set was retiring because I almost missed the opportunity to order it. I think I should be on its way now. Thank you. Gorgeous card, really!