Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spring Fling Challenge

I have a wedding shower to go to today. I helped make the wedding and shower invites and wanted to make a gift for the couple (Ryan's mom is a good friend from church). I bought them some things from their registry but wanted to give them something handmade too. I'll show the gift box another time (Its my entry in the My Timeless Templates Guest Star Stamper so I'll wait til that it announced before I post). But I made this card as well and figured I could show this.

The wedding colors are purple ... purple ... and purple and I was inspired by the purple flowers in the Spring Fling challenge of Kelly Lunceford.

I used Plum Pudding CS for the base and adhered Friends til the End patterned paper at the bottom (about 4.25" by 2.5"). I then machine stitched a straight stitch all around the front making about a 1/4" border.
(Thank You Michelle Wooderson for helping me overcome my fear of sewing on paper!)

Then I masked at the stitch line using Post-It notes and stamped the small blossom from Friends til the End in the upper part of the card.

(Thank you Dawn McVey for helping me overcome my fear of patterns and mixing patterns!)

I added a strip of Dark Chocolate CS and plum pudding dotted satin ribbon to hide the edge of the patterned paper.

A little blingy lavender rhinestones from Martha Stewart that I picked up at Mikes and a custom dyed fabric flower with a yummafalicious (my 16 yr old's favorite word) chocolate vintage button with chocolate twill tied in the center finishes it off.

I experimented with colors on the flower. First I tried Orchid Opulence from SU!, but that didn't blend well so i added some Perfect Plum ink to the mix and redyed it. I think it turned out pretty good!

Inside I continued the patterned paper and chocolate strip theme. I used a sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages ... my current go-to fave for sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by!

{Best Wishes card supplies - all PTI unless noted}
Stamps:Friends til the End, Mega Mixed Messages
Paper:Plum Pudding, Friends til the End patterned plum, Dark Chocolate, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink:Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Perfect Plum (all SU!)
Embellishments: Fabric Flower (SU! Pretties), rhinestones (Martha Stewart), plum pudding dotted satin ribbon, dark chocolate twill.


  1. This turned out great! I love the purples with the chocolate, and the stitching looks fantastic.

  2. Love the bling and the fabulous brown button detail. Super job on the spring fling challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  3. Very pretty! I love this monochromatic card - wonderful button flower!

  4. This is terrific, Maureen!!! Love the colors with the pattern variation!!! Beautiful inside and out!!!