Monday, June 8, 2009

MY TIME PARISIAN BREEZE VASES IN VOGUE

I could really get used to this summer gig of stamping almost every day! I'm in heaven! This card uses Lauren Meader's My Time To Create Sketch Challenge 33. I've used two retired hostess stamp sets - Vases In Vogue and Best Yet, along with the current Parisian Breeze Designer Paper. The Baja Breeze Corduroy Brads are currently available through the Occasions Mini Catalog.

This is my first attempt
at this kind of ribbon treatment. It took some trial and error, and I still wonder if there is an easier way to do it but I really like the end result! I used a small piece of hemp twine to tie the two ends of ribbon together, then punched a hole through the ribbon and cardstock with my Handheld 1/16" Circle Punch near the tie for the Corduroy Brad to go through.
RECIPE
Stamps: Vases In Vogue (retired), Best Yet (retired)
Paper: Parisian Breeze DP, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Embellishments: Baja Breeze Corduroy Brads, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Blender Pen, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

24 comments:

Wendy J. said...

LOVE it Nancy!

Lorri said...

Beautiful! My favorite DP this catalog. Quit using this paper, I don't have it anymore!!! LOL JUST KIDDING! I love how you did the ribbon! :) Turned out great.

Stampin' Pam said...

Nancy this is gorgeous - I LOVE how you put it all together - those buttons are fabulous (speaking of which your SOA buttons went in the mail TODAY!) and the colors are just beautiful. Thanks for playing along!
Hugs n smiles.

Stacey Schafer said...

Fabulous! I love the ribbon tied off this way:)

Vicki said...

Love this Nancy!!! Fabulous!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Great use of this sketch! I really need to use some more of this paper. It really is pretty!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute card! Love the plaid vase!

Rose Ann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Nancy...and I love the colors and papers!! Love your piecing and brads as well!!

Rose said...

Simply Beautiful, Nancy! I love this muted color combo and especially love the corduroy button accents....aren't those just the best accessory?!

MacKenzie said...

Glad you played along with us this week. Your card is beautiful!

Jen Tapler said...

WOW Nancy!!! LOVE this - absolutely everything about it is PERFECT!!!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! Love the way you tied the ribbon and the paper piecing!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Love this card Nancy - the colours are just beautiful and I love the simplicity of the design.
The lovely papers and embellishments are just perfect - not too much but with the central image, just enough to produce a stunning card!

Wendy said...

You needed the summer off to relax and make cards like this! Wow girl, amazing, love everything about it! That ribbon rocks too, great idea!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh I love this sketch and what you have done with it! Great choice of colors too!

LeAnne said...

Awesome card---I am so going to miss this paper and Baja Breeze (sniff, sniff)!

Alex said...

This is beautiful Nancy!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Such a gorgeous card! What a beautiful creation!! :) TFS!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I love the Parisian Breeze, so sorry to see it go. just made two cards with it myself. Anyway, this is a fabulous card, not just because of the paper, but I love the paper peicing on the vase and the courdoroy buttons!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is SPECTACULAR! OMG..just stunning! Love your colors and the brads...the paper pieced (I think...) vase. Great result with the ribbon...I haven't tried tying it with a brad (or hemp and then punching to attach brad), but it looks awesome!!

So glad you were able to play along. Your work is so inspirational!

Elise said...

What a darling card: those colors are FABULOUS! Really great work: very inspiring! Wahooo!

Dana Gustafson said...

THis is gorgeous! I love the paper pieced vase with the corduroy button and ribbon. Really really pretty!

Karen said...

This is just stunning!! Love your paper pieced vase, the colors you used & those cordoroy brads!! Really gorgeous! :>

Melissa said...

There is actually an easier way to do it! If you separate the ends of the brad and make it have a flat middle and 2 legs (like a table...but only 2 legs) you then put the brad on top and wrap the legs around. Does that make sense?? I hope so cause what you did sounds like a lot of work! Great card though and I love the color combination!!