January 6, 2012

Free Friday-PPA126!

My new line-up will include "Free Friday's" where I'll either participate in a challenge or post a card for you. Today I am participating in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. The team posted a color challenge this week as follows:

 I've been playing with some of my new toys this week. I've been busy creating six tutorial projects for the Create with Connie & Mary Occasions Subscription that has begun this week. I thought I would take a break and join in with PPA using this card:

Apothecary Art is a new stamp set that coordinates with the new Labels Collection Framelits....these two items are just awesome! I stamped the image on Very Vanilla Cardstock in Not Quite Navy Ink and used the framelits to cut out the shape.

My 3D flowers were created with the largest sized flower on the Boho Blossoms Punch. I cut 3 for each flower, poked a hole in the center with my Paper Piercer, scrunched up 2 flowers and inserted a Brad in the center. Fluff up each flower to your liking. I glued them in place using a Stampin' Dimensional. I made 3 flowers total.

For the ribbon I made a triple bow and glued it in place with Sticky Strip over the stamped image. I glued my flowers and ribbon once this layer was glued on the card front.

The sentiment was stamped in Not Quite Navy Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched with the 1" Circle Punch. I then used Not Quite Navy Cardstock as the 2nd layer punched with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder. Layer the sentiment with a Stampin' Dimensional and glue in place.

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Baj Breeze
  • Inks: Not Quite Navy
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Label Collection Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Sticky Strip, Ticket Corner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Brads, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Stamp Set: Apothecary Art

Don't forget to visit Create with Connie & Mary and check out who some of our surprise designers are so far this week. It's still Early Bird Special also, don't miss out!


  1. Fabulous card, Debbie. I love all the SU blues, but the way you've put them together here is lovely.

  2. This is stunning Debbie. The blues combo give it an elegant look. That has to be my favorite stamp set in the mini.

  3. Fabulous! I LOVE those flowers; good thing I snagged that punch from the clearance rack! :)

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the scrunched up flowers, now I'm gonna have to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. ohhh I love the blues! Such a very pretty card Debbie.

    Ter ;)

  6. Wow Deb this is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful in blue for sure! Love all of the details!

  7. Dear Debbie. Wowsy.. not only your card looks fabulous, but also your blog has such a great look. This card is really stunning. I love LOVE IT! So well done.. the layers and the way your placed the colours over your card. BeautiiiiiiiiiiFULLL!!

    Inky hugs, Pauline

  8. I love this! And I'm not just saying this because I love blue! The flowers and the triple bow are gorgeous and the perfect embellishments!

  9. Exquisite card, Debbie. All the details are delightful. I love your bow, so pretty.

  10. Beautiful card! I love blue and this card made me gasp and say Oh Wow! TFS Hugs!!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous, Debbie! It reminds me of beautiful blue and white porcelain pieces (one of my favorite things)! Great job with the challenge!


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