Monday, 5 October 2009
Petal Pizzazz Thanks So Much - Stamper's 10 Challenge & WCMD
Here's another card I made on World Card Making Day - with my new favourite stamps, the SU! Petal Pizzazz set. I do love this set! This card was made for Joanne's Stampers 10 Challenge, this time she gave us So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant and Ballet Blue CS, a piece of Tea Party patterned paper, the stamped Thanks So Much scallop on the Saffron square and the Saffron ribbon. I opted not to use the Ballet Blue CS.
I would not have put Eggplant and Saffron together myself, but when I saw the stamped element in those colours I really liked it, I think it's quite a dramatic contrast and makes for a very striking combo.
This card is not an exact square, it measures 6" tall x 5 3/4" wide. I stamped the flowers in Saffron and Eggplant and the leaves and stem in Artichoke and have mounted them on top of the patterned paper piece. I trimmed the flowers and have popped them up. A gem brad is in the centre. After trimming the leaves I glued the bottom of the leaves flat but I've popped up the tips with small 3d foam pads.
The Eggplant scalloped element is a Sizzix die cut. I used the SU! Ticket Corner punch on the patterned paper and have put crystals in the corners. I added Eggplant ribbon on top of the Saffron, tied a knot and I've popped up the thanks square over the top. To finish off, I added a cute flower button from the SU! Latte Designer Buttons collection with a thin strip of Eggplant CS threaded through.
Stamps: SU! Petal Pizazz, Sincere Salutations and Autumn Harvest sets
CS: SU! Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant & So Saffron
Patterned paper: SU! Tea Party Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant & Always Artichoke
Tools: Sizzix Sizzlits 'Scallops' Decorative Strip die, SU! Scalloped Square & Ticket Corner punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! So Saffron & Elegant Eggplant ribbons, SU! Latte Designer Buttons, gem brad, self adhesive crystals, 3d foam pads