Tuesday, April 14

The Three P's

The Three P's:
  1. Pretty Paper
  2. Playful Petals
  3. Paper Piercing
Nothing like a little alliteration to get things going! ;)

Today's thank you card is inspired by Mojo Monday #82. My textured Pink Pirouette card base measures 4.5" x 6". (fits an A6 envelope) I layered a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock complete with a scallop edge onto the pink. Since the sketch shows two layers of scallops along the bottom edge, I also used my punch on a piece of Bella Birds Designer Series Paper. I struggled a bit with how to best line up the scallops and eventually decided to mount my printed paper onto Bordering Blue -- this helped make it less obvious that the alignment is somewhat askew. TIP: When using a border punch it's a good idea to start with your paper edge larger than you intend to use on your card. This way you can trim from each side and be sure you get a full scallop on each end.

I used a coordinating stripe print from Bella Birds to make a 2.75" square. My center pink panel is 2.25" square. For my focal point I chose a bloom from the Playful Petals set and colored it with Stampin' Up! markers in Bordering Blue, So Saffron, and Pretty in Pink. I love that the markers have dual tips because the fine tip comes in handy for small spaces. It seemed a little 'flat' to me, so I stamped the image again and only colored the center portion -- snipping it out and adding it with dimensionals.

I whipped out my Crafter's Tool Kit and used the handy template to create a pierced border around my main square. I also paper pierced along the scallops at the bottom. It was just the right sassy detail. Last, I added my sentiment and a strip of So Saffron ribbon complete with bow. TIP: I adhered a flat strip of ribbon first. Then, I punched 2 holes using my Crop-a-Dile. I threaded another piece of ribbon through and tied it like a shoelace. The ends were frayed a bit so I trimmed for a clean edge... cute and easy!

Pick up your 3 P's today! Shop online for:
Pretty Paper, the adorable Playful Petals stamp set,
and a Crafter's Tool Kit - perfect for Paper Piercing and SO much more!

Stamps: Playful Petals (113728), Thank You Kindly (111700)
Paper: Bella Birds Designer Series Paper (113981), Pink Pirouette textured 12 x 12 astd. (111345), Chocolate Chip (102128), Bordering Blue (102630)
Ink: Chocolate Chip; Markers: Bordering Blue (100070), So Saffron (105114), Pretty in Pink (100045)
Tools: Crafter's Tool Kit (104310), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Scallop Edge Punch (112091)
Sassy Somethings: So Saffron Ribbon (111364)


Anne Laflamme Démonstratrice Stampin'UP said...

wow... beautiful card

Butternut Sage Designs said...

tfs I am doing a class with this paper and set and now I have an idea! You did a great job! Hugs~Donna

Terry Molineux said...


OMG! I just cannot believe the talent you have!!!! Are you submitting your work to Stampin UP!® because you should and I know for a fact that you would certainly win!!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing and only hope that if and when I case it that it would look somewhere close to what you have done...

Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Mary Fish said...

Pretty, perfect post. How's that for some alliteration back at you! Love all the details about piercing, etc. The colors look gorgeous together. I think I need to add the DP to my wish list.

Tiffany said...

Very pretty Denise! Great job with the sketch.

Patti said...

perfectly painted petals! your card is beautiful!

Kim said...

Beautiful card Denise! Love all your layers and piercing.

Rachel said...

Beautiful use of the sketch........nice layout and color combo.

~kelly marie~ said...

love that flower! beautiful!

Carrie said...

I love the color combination and the flower! You are so good at what you do!

Ann Schach said...

You are so talented! Gorgeous card!