June 12, 2011

A Little Old - A Little New - Signature Style - PPA {97} challenge

Today's post is for the Pals Paper Arts "Signature Style" challenge {97}. I'm not even sure I have a 'style' but I do know what I like. Whether it's vintage (love), clean and simple, fun and cheery, elegant or whimsical it makes me take a second look. As for details, I do really like layers; using DSP, matting, ribbon, brads and of course a little bling when it fits. When it's finished... it something that makes me say ... Aawwww I really like that! So here is my card using some Old and some NEW Stampin' Up favorites.
This card started with a basic black card base mixed with some retired dsp in black/white  ghinham along with pink retired dsp, and also pink pirouette and whisper white cs. I love this color combo no matter what the style.
I ran the retired Friendly Words wheel over the whisper white and cut to fit the bottom of the front just under the black & white check dsp [This would be the 'old' part of my card]. 
 I wrapped a piece of pink pirouetter ribbon around the seam with glue dots and adhered to the front. I made a brad bow using more pink pirouette ribbon and an old olive brad and glued to the ribbon with another glue dot.
I cut a large scallop circle with the sizzix die of the retired dsp for the focal point.
 I stamped two blossoms from the new "Fabulous Florets" (LOVE) set on pink pirouette cardstock and cut out with paper snips and finished the edges with a dauber and PP ink on the edges and touch to the centers. I cut out a leaf with a sizzix die and used the pear pizzazz ink with the small leaf again from "Fabulous Florets" set to make the veins.
I layered the flowers over the branch and popped the top one up with a dimensional then added a touch of bling with an medium pearl to the center. I stamped the sentiment in pear pizzazz ink from the "You're a Gem" set to the left. I then popped the entire scallop circle focal point up with a few more dimensionals. Done! 
Here's a peek at the inside using up the scraps of dsp and few more stamped blossoms in pink pirouette.  Awwww I really like that! Hope you do too.  
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Linda Callahan said...

I love the pink with the black - what a great look! And I would say your style is creative - and polished! You finish everything off beautifully just like this!

Ann Schach said...

I love the colors on this card, Diane! Very classy! A great layout!

Nance said...

I, too, love the color combination. Pink and Black are always so elegant and the little pops of green keep it fresh and modern! Love the brad bow and the inside is finished off perfectly, as always! So glad you could play along with The Paper Players! ((hugs))

Carla Bazhenow said...

I so agree with Linda, you style is clean and olished and finished off beautifully! Your card is so pretty, I love the colors and how you used all the elements. Hugs,


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