Monday, October 25, 2010

Pun Fun and my little secret to scrunchin'

An oldie, but goodie. Pun Fun is such a cute and versatile set, yet I so often overlook it. I recently had a reason to play with it and combined it with lots of new elements and I love how it turned out. Many of you know the fabulously talented Ann Schach and she just welcomed not 1, but 2 pups into her home. This card was intended for lil Muffy before I knew of her brother. Anywho...

* I started with an Old Olive 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 square base

* Don't let Jolly Holidays DSP trick you, you can definitely make this fun paper last beyond the festive season. Layered my base with the large polka dots. Lets not leave out the other side of the paper!- a little flip of the corner reveals the striped side and adds just a little fun

* Added some Rose Red 'scallops' (click here to view this great trick using the Fancy Flower Punch from Mary Fish)

* Hid the seam with my scrunchie Rose Red ribbon (sorry retired) and embellished with a large, fun Very Vanilla Big Designer Button, from the Holiday Mini. Tip: Using a few scrap threads from my scrunched up ribbon, I threaded them through the button for a perfect match

Fray the edge of your ribbon and find a thread fiber that goes the length of the ribbon (not the 'fray') and gently pull and tug fiber which will kreate your ruffle. Keep pulling and scrunchin'. Ruffles can be tighter or loser depending on how much you scrunch. Give it a try, have fun scrunchin'
This can be done with Satin Ribbon as well. View it here

* With my Aquapainter, I colored in my little hippo, from Pun Fun. Stamped in Basic Black onto Shimmer White and colored in with Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink. Tip: When watercoloring without Watercolor Paper, I chose to use Shimmer White vs Whisper White. Seems to 'hold' the water better without the paper warping or piling from too much water saturation.

* Mounted the little hippo on Old Olive and then Rose Red with a little detailing from the Scallop Edge Border Punch

* Inked up my balloons in Basic Black, from Crazy for Cupcakes, on some scraps of Shimmer White and colored them in with my Aquapainter using Rose Red and Pretty in Pink for one and Certainly Celery and Old Olive for the other. Then simply snipped them out with Paper Snips and applied layers of dimensionals to the back to give them different depths. Tied some silver cording bows and adhered to the base of each balloon with a glue dot. The little details... cute ;)

* A few Basic Rhinestones bedazzle in the corners and I'm happy to send this one off

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Pam~ said...

Adorable Kim! Love the details you added to this card and get use of the DSP!

Linda Callahan said...

That is one "hip" ribbon on your card! Love how it looks!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Love your ribbon treatment!

Really cute card. :)

Kitty A. said...

Cute card and great ideas! Love the DP used for BD. Thanks!!!

Mary Fish said...

I just gotta try the scrunchy ribbon trick. Thanks for the shout out on the Fancy Flower :) Beautiful example of watercoloring and how to use the Jolly Holiday for every day! Hugs, M

Anonymous said...

I wuv my kard, Kim! My mom showed it to me, and I yicked it cuz it looked so yummy! I also wuv my toyz. My mom made me share them with my brudder, Brody. But that's OK. I make him share everything of hiz wit me! Boxer kisses from me to you. Muffy Schach

Ann Schach said...

Kim, I can say that although this card is beautiful in the photograph, it is stunning in person! The scrunchy ribbon is divine, and the bling is just perfect for a "Puppy Princess"! It will be going into Muffy's scrapbook for sure! Thank you for the baby gifts, too! The Boxer Twins are, after all, not dogs...but rather the newest members of our family!

Patti MacLeith said...

Many thanks for the scrunchy ribbon trick! The whole card is fantastic for the puppy princess!

Tanya said...

Too cute. This is definitely my favorite ribbon. I use it all the time!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Kim, such an adorable card!!! I see Muffy loved it!!! Hugs,