Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sentiment

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC67. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog, The Sweetest Thing.

For my card today I decided to make something completely outside my normal style. This idea came to me as soon as I saw this week's sketch. I recalled seeing a twisted ribbon flower tutorial on someone's blog several months ago (sorry, I can't recall who you are, but if it's you, please let me know so I can give proper credit) and knew it would be perfect for this sketch. Plus, my Signature Greetings from Papertrey Ink arrived this week and these sentiments are pretty enough to take center stage on a card.

I stamped the sentiment with chocolate craft ink and embossed it with clear detail powder to give it a little more presence. I used my corner chomper to chomp the top right corner of the white panel then did a little paper piercing border. The white panel is layered onto Prism frosted pink (which I ran through my textile Cuttlebug folder) and chocolate chip. As if there wasn't already enough texture with the flower and cuttlebug folder, I wanted the ribbon strips to have some interest so I pleated the green one and stitched it "saddle stitch style" before adding two ribbon leaves. I tried adding different elements to the flower center but nothing looked as good as the plain flower.

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your creation to Karen's blog. Now it's time to see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created with this week's sketch.
Jen Tapler
Joanne Basile
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Nancy Riley
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

16 comments:

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

ffljsalfj!!! Sorry... that was me just picking my jaw up off the keyboard!!! Karen!!!! OMG!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!!! I'm off to look at it again. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!


xx Sarah

Karen Giron said...

I wish it were me who made up this beautiful ribbon flower - OMG! This is gorgeous, girl!!! I'm still giggling at Sarah's comment - LOL!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What a totally cool flower! Awesome card and your ribbon treatment is over the top!

Leslie said...

Yep! You've done it again - stunning. Love it!!

Candace said...

Karen, this is beautiful! I love the flower!!

Vicki said...

Locw that twisted ribbon flower!!! Super cute!!!!!

Lynn said...

This is lovely Karen! The twisted ribbon rose is beautiful with the pale embossed panel!

Nancy Riley said...

That flower and ribbon are A-MA-ZING! Just beautiful !!!

Mary said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love your ribbon rose and your ribbon treatment - FABULOUS!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Ohhh! Love that ribbon flower, gotta try one for myself.

Beth Norman said...

This is sooooo cute. I love everything about this card. Your flower rocks.

Ann Kranitz said...

This is amazing...I just love everything about it. That ribbon bow and your ribbon treatment both rock!!! Great job.

Margaret de Witt said...

Wow Karen, I love this card. The twisted ribbon technique is fantastic.

samara Rachel Navi said...

extra extra extra breath-taking! thank you for this treat to wake up to! incredible....you are now my background...at least this card is! lol

Janet said...

wow this is awesome!! the flower is very cool!!
hugs

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is lovely! Love that flower, the embossed paper, and how you play with the colors!