August 27, 2011

Soften the Edges - PPA# 108

Hi there. Tonight I'm posting a card for Pal Paper Arts challenge #108 elements of style - "Soften the Edges". I put my thinking cap on and tried to create something with rounded or soft edges. Here's my card.
I used the new IN colors for this card, starting with calypso coral card base and rounded the edges. I cut a piece of the new "Spice Cake" DSP and rounded one corner, then added to the lower front of the card. I stamped my "Perfectly Penned" sentiment in soft suede on very vanilla and rounded one corner. I then did some paper piercing and added this piece to the upper card front. 
 I also die the leaves and softened them by distressing with lucky limeade ink and marker. I pinched them in the middle to add dimension before gluing to the front.
Over the leaves I added my FIRST lollie!
 To cut my flower I used the Sizzix scallop circle #2 die, then fan folded my first layer from calypso coral DSP from the pattern stack. I glued my lollie to a 1 1/2" circle of pool party card stock. I then layered the center of the lollie with the small scallop circle of the same DSP, and again with two layers small scallop circles of the new Spice Cake Fabric cut with the same die. I added a new printed designer calypso coral brad to the center.
Here a peek at the inside with touches from the front and another leaf from "French Foilage" was stamped few times as well. 
 I finished it off by stamping a bloom from "Field Flowers" on the envelope. Done!
I hope you like my card for the PPA108 challenge... "Soften the Edges".

Hootie says " Hoot Hoot Hooray...Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave a comment with your thoughts; I hope you will stop by again!"
 Diane

10 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous! That is one beautiful flower!

Nancy said...

Very pretty Di, love the color and the flower is gorgeous! Especially like the way you added the pierced piece to the top, nice touch. Of course finishing off the inside and the envie just complete the package, very nice Soft Edges card.

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Diane! This one is going into my "Cards I Want to Make File"! I LOVE this layout. The colors...the corners...it is all perfect!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh this is right up my alley!! I love it, so gorgeous. I'll bet you haven't heard that yet!!! *smile* I love the colors and the details on your flower are soooooooooo pretty. Hugs,

Pam~ said...

Beautiful inside and out! I love your flower! I am going to have to try this technique one day. It's a great look and I love the dimension of it! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Christy Q said...

Diane - this is beautiful! I love that bold flower and the colors you used.

stampwithsandy said...

Congrats on being a PPA pick, Diane! A well deserved win. What a fabulous card. The flower is amazing, and I lolve the colors and the piercing.

Karen said...

Fabulous card Diane and congratulations for being a Pals Paper Arts pick. I love the flower and the in colors that you used. You always to such a great job of finishing the inside as well as the envelope. Have a great day. Hugs Karen

Butternutsage said...

so funny to see this is your card Diane. I only picked one out of the whole bunch to view and it was you!!!! Lovely and went straight to my faves!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...
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