Thursday, January 14, 2010

PPA25: An Inspiration Challenge

Pal's Paper Arts is hosting an Inspiration Challenge this week featuring this photo:

For my card, I was inspired by the overall color scheme and white chocolate design.
Here are some tips:
  • To create the background for the card, I used the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit and my Big Shot with Very Vanilla. They were attached to some Chocolate Chip textured card stock.
  • The sentiment, from the SAB set Whimsical Words, was inked up using SU Markers, stamped onto Very Vanilla and cropped using the 1 3/4" circle punch.
  • A tiny heart was punched (new Occasions Mini punch) from Sending Love DSP and attached using dimensionals.
  • To create the border around the circle, I first punched a 1"x8" piece of Real Red using the Eyelet border punch. Then I ran the strip through my paper crimper. Lastly, the border was attached to the back of the circle with plenty of snail adhesive. I wish I could say that I came up with this idea myself, but I actually learned it from this post.
  • Some final touches include some Chocolate Chip satin ribbon and a Real Red Scallop Trim border.
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Stamps: Whimsical Words (SAB)
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Sending Love DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit, Dimensionals, Small Heart Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon


Kris Kilcoyne said...

What an awesome way to use the die cut, Carrie.

Patti MacLeith said...

Carrie, I love how you used Jan's idea with the border punch! And I have GOT to try using the swirls the way you did. Those are like the lines across the CHOCOLATE!! I gotta go have some now. Fantastic, girl!

Anne Beale Yancey said...

I LOVE the border around the circle. Lovely touch of red lace! Thank you for sharing on PPA, you inspire me.
P.S.Fabulous Blog Header!

Martha said...

Beautiful card Carrie! Thanks for the link to the border tutorial.

Margaret Moody said...

Oh my goodness, Carrie! Your background is so great looking! I LOVE it! I thought it was a new DSP print I had missed seeing in the new mini catalog! Love the crimped edging around your sentiment, too! Really great card!

Ann Schach said...

This card just blows me away! Fantastic, Carrie!

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

Love how you used those swirls from the Big Shot - they look great! I used Jan Tink's ruffle idea as well - it is so cute!

Cards by Gina said...

Carrie, Your card is beautiful. I love how you paper crimped and edges the border of your scallop circle! Love the swirls in the backgroup paper too. Great job!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Awesome job with the challenge. I so love that border and swirls. Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

Lovely card and take on the PPA inspiration. I'm digging the Eyelet Border Punch and the Crimper . . . wonderful result. Hugs, M

Kim said...

Oh Carrie, I LOVE what you did with the Swirls and Scribbles Die!! AWESOME!!

...the twinklestamper! said...

Creative use of the swirl die! Love it!-Lisa

buy r4 said...

What a yummy challenge! I have enjoyed visiting your website, and am finally playing along for the first time. Thanks for hosting such great challenges with fabulous inspirational samples!