Saturday, November 21, 2009


I am finally getting a chance to post my PPA17 challenge card to you all. Life has not been easy lately in this household, a lot of bad bugs attacking my kids, but this too shall pass, they are relatively healthy kids, so I guess we were due for more than a sniffle (it seems they've had everything in just a few weeks, so I say we've met our quota for the winter!! LOL)... And the craziness of the Holidays begins. I love this time of year, but boy did it ever creep up on me fast!! Anyone with me?
OK, onto the card -
Margaret Moody kreates the most fabulous sketches. I do hope you will play along, a sketch really kick starts your 'kreative juices' :)
I kept this card clean and simple much like the layout.

* Started with a Bravo Burgundy card base. I just love this color lately - it is so rich and elegant for the holiday
* A piece of Very Vanilla was placed on my swirly Backgrounds I Texturz plate and run through the Big Shot
* 4 punched Bravo Burgundy Scallop Squares were a perfect fit for this layout
* A non-traditional way to spell out a word, but I liked it :) N-O-E-L was inked up using Bravo Burgundy Craft ink and Lovely Letters set. Each letter was sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder and set/embossed with a heat tool.
* Each letter was punched out using a 1" Circle Punch and matted with Soft Suede 1-1/4" Punched Circles. Each Soft Suede circle was distressed with... yup, a Sponge Dauber, you know I love them, and Soft Suede ink.
* White Organza ribbon was easily transformed to Burgundy using a sponge and my ink pad. TIP: Let your ribbon dry for a few hours before placing on your card.
* A Clear Rhinestone Brad adds a very subtle bit of bling to the center of my bow.

Simple, but I do really like it :) Hope you do to! Make sure you check out my other Bravo Burgundy Christmas Cheer kreation and leave me a comment to be entered in my blog candy! I will announce the winner on Monday Nov 23rd!

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....Linda.... said...

This is so pretty and a great way to use letters - love it!

Melissa said...

I struggle with getting letters straight - so I am in awe!

I love the ribbon with the sweet center - a great idea! The colors are perfect. I think this is in my top 10 of your Kreations!

You got mad skills!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Kim! I love everything about it!

Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Kim! Love your colors! I love the circles inside the squares! Neat idea to spell out NOEL, too! So simple but so elegant! Beautiful job!
Thanks too for the shout out! I really appreciate it!

megsmome said...

Great idea! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and the wonderful inspiration.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your elegant/pretty card. That ribon and fancy letters really set it off, the embossing too. *smile*

Mary Fish said...

Fabulous take on the PPA. I haven't seen my bravo burgundy in ages. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, M

Cards by Gina said...

Gorgeous, Kim! I love the colors, the sentiment, and your take on Margaret's sketch! So very appealing to look at! Hope everyone feels better very soon in your house!

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful card-love the idea with the ribbon

Lorraine said...

Very pretty. Great way to use those letters! Love it!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Thanks for playing @ PPA!

We hope you'll come see our Paper Artist Picks Wednesday, November 25.

AND of course, play in our next challenge Thursday, November 26.

nelia said...

Just Gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous, and I just saw a card of yours on Mary Fish's blog---you're an honorary Stampin' Pretty girl? WOOHOO! How does one get to be that????!!! Way to go!