Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Ribbons and Lace Challenge!

Hi blog friends!  Are you ready?  I was so excited about this week's challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  It's a ribbons and lace challenge...and I love me the ribbons, so this was lots of fun. 
As you can see, this is the 2nd of of my square crumb cake cards this week, too. {I love this 4 1/4" square sized card!} I also got to play around with a new technique (for me, that is). It's making the layered rosette flower out of scallop circles.  For a first flower, I'd say I'm still in my experimental phase since I think my flower shaping skills have definite room for improvement, but I think I've learned some tricks about putting one together.  First of all, I punched eight 2 3/8" scallop circles to create the flower.  Then another key trick is to use a hot glue gun to nest the petal layers together.  Once I have it down to making these rosettes how I like it, I may put together a tutorial for you...we'll have to see :)  Here's one more look at the card for you:
I used the Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon to create the rouching.  I have to say that seam binding is such a DREAM to work with! Not only does it stay nicely on the sticky strip, but it really is super easy to put into place, too.  And for my lace, I used the pretty Victoria Crochet Trim.  I think the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder makes the perfect background for that shabby chic look, which I am such a fan of these days.  How about the recipe for you?
{Ribbons and Lace Easter Wishes}
*Stamp Set: Something to Celebrate {Occasions Mini Hostess Set}
*Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Subtles Patterns DSP {In Pretty In Pink}, Pear Pizzazz
*Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
*Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Paper, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Basic Pearls, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, dimensionals, sticky strip, hot glue gun
Hope you liked this project...now how about heading over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and playing along with us this week?  Can't wait to see what you come up with!


17 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful rose!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Such a pretty flower. Love the ribbon. :)

Shannon said...

I think the rosette turned out beautifully. It is a definite WOW on the card. And the shading makes it look realistic. Gorgeous card!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oo, just bee-U-tee-ful rose! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

created by you said...

Very pretty card Rose!! The rosette is so sweet!
Hugs,
Sharon Field

stampingminnie said...

DITTO! to what everyone has been saying. Love the card, love the rose, love everything about it. I need to learn how you made the beautiful rose.

Erin Gonzales said...

I LOVE your card!! You did a FAB job such great color combo and wonderful rosette!

Sherry said...

Wow! is this a G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S card or what? Love it! Love the rose!

DAWN Braun said...

love love LOVE your flower and your ribbon is divine! Beautiful card Rose!

stampinbygenny said...

I love the flower. I'll have to try making one. The colors are so shabby chic. Beautiful card!

Anne Marie said...

Just stunning, Rose! Your flower is so pretty and the lace and ribbon accent it beautifully. I love the little row of pearls under the sentiment, too! Ps: when I clicked on your blog, I got all giddy with excitement with the DMB song playing! Eeek! I'm a HUGE fan! :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hey girl, WOW!! the flower is amazing love it!!! This card is a total WOWZAR!!!

~Olga said...

Lovin' this card, especially the flower! OXOX ~Olga

Cam said...

Very pretty Rose. Can't wait to see the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the rosette!! I am going to have to try my hand at this tonight. I have a dear friend who's mother is having a birthday (85)and she just lost her husband. She will LOVE this rose!! It will be well worth the effort to put a smile on her face!! We are all going to make a great team at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!!
Amy

Monique said...

Wow FABULOUS flower.. Beautiful card!!

Selene Kempton said...

Saw this over on SCS and thought I'd come say hi! This is really gorgeous! I love your flower and would love to see a tutorial if you ever do one.. :D Awesome!!