September 04, 2009

{PPA #6} Pick a Petal & SMILE!


Today's SMILE card is for a Color Challenge with Pals Paper Arts!
It seems like everytime I log-on, there is a fun new blog or challenge of some sort! It's great, as it inspires me to try something different!

Today's card was created especially for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #6 to use brocade blue, ruby red and crushed curry. This is two "old" Stampin' Up colors with one of the new "in-colors"!

First of all, I stamped a piece of crushed curry (yellow) with the Stampin' Up polka dot background stamp. After that, I inked up the SMILE petal from Stampin' Up's "Pick-a-Petal" set with ruby red and stamped it over top of the polka dots. I cut these out, leaving a slight edge and then glued them to a piece of ruby red and cut them out again. You don't have to be precise and it really doesn't take that long to do this. Seriously! :)

The brocade blue was stamped with the canvas background stamp and punched with one of my new border punches. I tied the polka dot crushed curry ribbon around the blue piece and attached it to the ruby red card base. The petals are all attached with SU dimensionals and the center of my flower is a red button tied with linen thread.


I've already started my long Labor Day weekend. :) Yes! Fridays are usually so busy for me, but it was quiet today and I was able to leave work at noon! I feel like I could be trying to catch a cold, but I'm determined to fight it off before it gets me down!

Do you have any big plans for the weekend? We've got a Husker Party tomorrow night to watch the Nebraska game, but other than that, no big plans for us. Hubby is barbecuing chicken wings and I'm making Mr. Hatfield's Pickle Dip. I got this recipe last year from one of my favorite blogs ~ MISH MASH ~ by Michelle Wooderson and I've already made it several times. The best thing is that it's easy peasy and everyone *loves* it! :)

That's all for now, my friends! Whatever your plans, have a FUN weekend!

Smiles 2 U! ~ Pam :)

~ Quote for Today ~

Weekends don't count unless you spend them
doing something completely pointless.
Bill Watterson

13 comments:

Patti MacLeith said...

Very nicely done! Thanks for playing at PPA!

LeAnne said...

This is such a cheery combo, I am wanting to play that challenge, too! Hmmmm, what stamp set could I use? I made Mr Hatfield's dip, too, and everyone loved it!
Have a great weekend, Pam!
LeAnne

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Just the perfect stamp set to use with this color challenge. It is a fantastic card...so bright and cheerful! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a great color combo and I love that you used SU! BG stamps...

Kendra said...

I have such a hard time with stamp set! You have inspired me to pull mine out and play with it:) Great Job!!!
Kendra Richardson
www.kendrascorner.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Lovely card, really like the way you've used the colours, I wouldn't have known where to begin!

Crystal said...

Pam your flower looks awesome, love how you used these colors! Gorgeous card!

Linzy said...

How do you tie and knot and still end up with the printed side of ribbon still visible on BOTH sides? You've got skills girl-that is something I've never been able to master! :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is awesome!!

Pals Paper Arts said...

So bright and pretty!

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

Margaret Moody said...

Oooo! Great job with the challenge colors, Pam! I love how your flower seems to "pop out"! Thanks for playing along at PPA! Join us this Thursday for our next sketch challenge!

Mary Fish said...

Absolutely a home run! Love the bold flower with these strong colors. Thanks for playing and congratulations on being one of this week's PPA Picks! Hugs, Mary

Ann Schach said...

Congrats on your PPA Pick! This was an outstanding card!