Sunday, November 8, 2009

Moxie Fab Plum Crazy Challenge

Hi blog peeps! I needed my challenge fix for the week, so I thought I'd play in Moxie Fab's Plum Crazy Challenge. Yay! There've been a couple things I've wanted to try with cards - 1) doing some sort of ruffle, and 2) making a ribbon rosette, so I decided I'd incorporate both things in one card. Not to mention, plum is not in my typical color palette for cards, so that was fun experimenting too. I think the finished card is growing on me, but I wasn't sure if the purple and plum colors I picked totally go together. Maybe my eyes have adjusted to the color scheme :) Here's another angle of the card. I think what pulls it together is the black background and ribbon. I have to say I love the saddle stitched ribbon! I think the combination of that and the Finial Press embossing folder, and rosette dress up the card a notch. So what do you think? These colors remind me of a cool fall day. Here's a close up of the rosette: The rosette is actually 2 parts, the middle of the flower is the ribbon twisted into a flower shape by starting at the center and working your way out in a circle. I used sticky strip on cardstock as a base to adhere the flower as I went around. Then, when I got to the size I wanted, I tucked the end piece under to hide it. Next, I snipped the cardstock base closely around the circle so you don't actually see the cardstock it's mounted on. For the petals - that's where my ruffles come in. I stitched one edge of the ribbon and then gathered it to create the ruffle. Then I used sticky strip to adhere the ruffle around the bottom of the rosette cardstock. Voila!

Don't look to close at the text on the leaves...I actually punched the leaves out of the food section in the newspaper, so I think the text snippets are about a recipe involving polenta. Funny, huh? Anyway, I've also been intrigued with the use of text as patterned backgrounds, so I thought I'd give it a whirl and use resources I already had. Here's the card recipe:
{Razzleberry Rosette Card}
All supplies Stampin'Up! except where noted:
*Cardstock: Textured Basic Black, Lovely Lavender cardstock
*Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
*Accessories: Top Note Bigz die, Finial Press embossing folder, Razzleberry Grosgrain ribbon, Black Saddle Stitched Grosgrain ribbon {PTI}, crystals {from the local craft store}, sticky strip, hot glue gun (to adhere the flower onto the card)
Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!


~amy~ said...

♥gasp♥ rose, this is absolutely fantabulous! I'm not much of a plum/purple gal, actually never really use those colors at all...your card is simply divine!!!!!!! That rosette is such a nice touch for your card!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

This is just amazing Rose!! I absolutely love it. How could you even question how this looks?!?! *gasp* Just beautiful! :)

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the flower! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Such rich colors!
I will have to try making that rosette!
I hope that you are having a wonderful week!

Ange Kelly said...

gorgeous! that flower is awsome!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the rose! Just FAB! And isn't it fun trying new things that you'd never try before??!!!

Jane said...

This card is YUMMY!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

very pretty! that flower is amazing!

Cath said...

Hey Rosemarie! Thanks for entering the Plum Crazy! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Cindy Major said...

Wow-o-wow! I'm not usually a purple kind of gal, but I think this card is stunning! I absolutely love how you did your two-part rosette flower, it looks freakin' awesome!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Cindy :)