1.10.2012

HSS Theme Challenge #100-Pleats or Ruffles

Good Morning Stampers! This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fun theme challenge for you to try...

Hopefully you are recovered from the whirlwind that the holidays brings, and are ready to start creating again. I've had a whirlwind last 3 months with a new job, but things have settled down and I am so excited to be back participating in the HSS challenges.
 For this weeks card I used brand new products that I earned for FREE from Sale-A-Bration (SAB). This is our yearly sale where for every $50 you spend you earn free product. Keep an eye out as it begins January 24 and runs through March 31.


I started with a Very Vanilla base and cut strips of Designer Series Paper from the Everyday Enchantment pack (SAB), and Soft Suede. This is the most gorgeous paper pack I have seen from SU. You will definitely want it! 
I got my inspiration from Amy Sheffer. She does some cute quilting like cards and I wanted to use that idea. I ran the Soft Suede strips through the Big Shot with the Embossing Folder. The last strip was also run through with the BRAND NEW Edgelits Dies to create the scallop. I added faux stitching with a gel pen around the edges.
To create the focal point, I stamped the frame image in Soft Suede from the Elementary Elegance set (also part of SAB). I then stamped it again in Poppy Parade and punched the top and bottom with the small oval punch. These were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. "Hello" was stamped in Pool Party. This was layered onto Soft Suede and placed on the card front with more dimensionals.
The final touch was the addition of our NEW pleated satin ribbon in Riding Hood Red. I tied the side with Linen Thread and placed a Everyday Enchantment Brad (SAB) over it.
Make sure you check out the other gorgeous projects by the other designers at the HSS site.


5 comments:

Krista said...

Welcome back Shannon! You surely never missed a step with creativity. This is a great card...gonna have to case it, too! :)

Just a Thought.... said...

Welcome back!!! Love the card!! So vintage with the DSP and the warm colors!! GREAT JOB!!! Amy L.

Dawn Braun said...

so glad you're back! Love how you've interpreted this challenge and way to use that ruffled ribbon lady! :)

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Yippie, so happy to have you back! Love your card, love all the patterns and isn't that RHR ribbon SOOOO pretty!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! You are so creative. :-) Love your cards!!