Monday, October 15, 2007

Funky Color!

Yikes!!! It's been too long since I posted last... Hopefully, I can be more consistent from here on out...

Anyway, here is another gift set, for another niece of mine, that I just sent out for her birthday! The colors are, to me, a bit funky and definitely a "stretch" for me, but they are close to the colors in her bedroom (she does admit her room is a tad on the bright side, and she doesn't need a light at night! LOL!!!)... But I didn't really use the orange in her room so much... Instead, I pulled the coral and rose red out of the Fancy Pants paper that I chose because it screamed her name to me -- KWIM?

The card here is 4.5" x 4.5" square, plus the scalloped circle hanging off the top of it. I know I CASEd this concept from someone on SCS (Cambria?), but can't put my finger on who...

The card base is Cameo Coral, layered with Rose Red and the darling FancyPants paper, Aged Florals - Honeybunch. The paper-piercing template aided me in creating the corner accents. The sentimant is from SU!'s Warmest Regards set.

I used my Giga Punch for the large scalloped circle, and cut the patterned paper with my circle Coluzzle. Punched each scallop with my 1/16" circle punch, stamped the flower from SU!'s Looks like Spring set, with Rose Red craft ink, let that dry, then set the pewter jumbo eyelet for the flower's center.

The small "flower" (scalloped circle) was punched with SU!'s new scallop punch and 1.25" circle punch. I used Mellow Moss 1/4" grosgrain ribbon for the flowers' "stems" and "leaves," tucking the end under the Rose Red layer of the card to finish it off.

Here is the gift box I created to go with the card. It is just a simple, white necklace box, finished off with a "belly band" of Rose Red CS and the same Fancy Pants paper I used on the card. The tag is, again, made with SU!'s new scallop punch (gotta tie in the scallop motif, you know!) and SU!'s 1" circle punch. Punch the small circle first, with enough space around it so the scallop punch can do its job. Punch another scallop in the designer paper, and layer the rose on the patterned paper to make a cute little flower. Punch a hole in each scallop (1/8" punch), tie the tag on with Moss grosgrain ribbon, and you are done!

I'll post the gift itself after I know she has opened it!

Happy birthday (tomorrow), Stacee!!!

1 comment:

Joy said...

What a gorgeous gift. I love the colors. Totally works! :)