Time for a Celebration – PPA196 & PMDS-041

Woo hoo!  It’s time for another Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  This week’s sketch is super-simple, so the sky’s the limit.  I love a good, simple sketch – it sends my mind in all directions before I settle on a design.  I imagine there will be all sorts of great cards with this sketch, and I can’t wait to see them.  I chose colors that were also inspired by this week’s challenge at The Pixel Maven’s DigiChallenge (I’m submitting my card there, too, even though it doesn’t EXACTLY fit the colors listed and isn’t Digi at all).  Here’s my card:

Make a Wish, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA196. PMDC-041And here’s Margaret Moody’s sketch that inspired my frilly card:3-20Sketch196And the gorgeous color combination from Nicole Watt:

Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-041) Color challenge runs 3/14/14 - 3/24/14. Play along with us at www.pmretreat.com/pmdc @NMWatt #pixelmaven #mydigitalstudio Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Frilly Design.  I was not initially sure what to do with the In Color Ruffle Stretch Trims that were introduced in the 2013 Annual Catalog, but they quickly made it into my shopping cart.  My original design was just to wrap the trim around the sentiment panel.  Afraid it all looked too bland, I added trim around the larger panel too.  A frilly, frilly delight.  It’s a bit much, I think, but that’s fun every once in a while.Make a Wish, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA196, PMDC-041
  • Patterned Paper.  It’s important to select a Designer Series Paper pattern that complements the rest of the card.  With the large panel, it might be easy to pick a large or small pattern – what you DON’T want is something that’s bold or too colorful.  There are lots of arrows and dots on this patterned paper, but they blend nicely into the background of this card.
  • Cutting Corners.  This ruffle trim is made to wrap and flow.  I can’t imagine success with getting it around hard corners, so I rounded the corners of both panels.  Worked perfectly with a little bit of patience.  I added a piece of cardstock around each panel of paper before adding the trim.  That adds color and sturdiness that’s needed to glue down the trim.

Stamp sets:  Make a Wish  Papers:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar  Accessories:  3/16″ Corner punch,  3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar), Stampin’ Dimensionals

Please head over to Pals Paper Arts and Pixel Maven’s Retreat DigiChallenge to see the other projects with these inspirations (click on the design badges above).

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  1. Love the warm feeling that the ribbon adds!

  2. I love the frill!!!!! This is my favorite ribbon and I love how it surrounds both panels. Stealing this idea some day :-).

  3. I love your “frilly” card! I’m crazy about that DSP print, and you’ve really showcased it with this card. Love all the layers and ruffles! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  4. I love the stretchy ribbon ,but don`t use it often. I also like this color combo and I think I will give it a try on a card I need to make . You did good with your card for the sketch . Happy Thursday !

  5. Really cute! I could imagine this turning into a great baby shower card too… the ruffles around the large panels remind me of baby quilts or pillow shams. Awesome card!

  6. The ribbon really makes the card!

  7. Another great card, Brian. Good hint about rounding the corners to wrap the ribbon. You’re a genius, but oh, you knew that!

  8. Love it especially since my beautiful ribbon share arrived yesterday! Great card Brian!

  9. Very nice Brian! Love it! 🙂

  10. Wonderful job with the ribbon and your card, Brian! It’s like a breath of fresh spring air!

  11. This ribbon is very versatile, the fact that it stretches makes it going around the corners an easy task, and it looks really beautiful too. I agree with Naomi, this could be easily turned into a Baby card or even a Wedding card.
    Thanks for the tip about rounding the corners and adding the extra layer of CS, it makes perfect sense.

  12. Brian,

    What a super card! I LOVE the ruffled ribbon….very cool!

  13. Love the colors and all that ruffled trim!

  14. I love the ruffle! 🙂

  15. Hi Brian:
    This DSP is one of my favorites. It actually reminds me of when we used to play cowboys and indians as children. I don’t know if kids these days are even allowed to do that but, if not, they are missing out on some fun. Until I saw your card it would never have occurred to me to put frilly ribbon with this DSP and yet – whoa la – it works beautifully. You certainly have a creative eye my friend. Great job.

  16. This just says “sassy” to me! I love the ruffles…they’re just right!

  17. Fabulous frills! And the colors are great together – love this!

  18. I love how you used the ruffle stretch ribbon. I haven’t been able to master it. I see it used on cards and it looks great, but I guess I’m just challenged. I can’t make it work for me. Great job, as always!

  19. Love the card and the ribbon really adds to it. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  20. Great card Brian! And what a great one to case for all those wonderful ribbons I got with your ribbon share! What a great deal! Can’t wait for the next one. Thanks for all you do for your loyal followers! Lol

  21. Love the card! You made that ribbon proud!!! I find it tough to work with and yours naturally looks FABO!!!!

  22. I’m so glad you entered this card in this week’s DigiChallenge! So, it doesn’t match the challenge colors exactly….. you were inspired! That’s what really matters! Kris and I hope to see you play with us more often! 😉

  23. Really, really, really love the ruffles!!!

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