Sunday, April 3, 2011

From Masculine to Uber Feminine - OCC Challenge

Yea! Flowers and ribbon, just what I wanted after focusing on boys cards. This weeks OCC challenge is a recipe challenge to use hand made flowers, ribbon and bling. It's as if they heard the plea from my last post:).

Ribbon - I gathered baja breeze and very vanilla seam binding and combined it with Victoria crochet trim.
Bling - I used the pearl jewels on both the dress hem and in the centers of the flowers.
Hand Made Flowers - I quilled the flowers ( I know I need to find a new flower making technique). In order for the pink roses not to appear too flat, I sponged ink onto very vanilla card stock. If you are new to my blog and want to learn how to make these flowers, click here

Stamps - Chic Boutique ( Interior of card has "It seems only fitting to wish you a happy day" sentiment
Ink - basic black, rich razzleberry, always artichoke, crumb cake
Paper - Springtime Vintage DSP, very vanilla and baja breeze card stock
Accessories - very vanilla, baja breeze seam binding, Victoria crochet trim, pear jewels, dimensionals, quilling tool,  SB labels #4 dies


  1. Tara, I love this one!! I attempted to make those flowers yesterday and it did not go well at all. Haha! Every bit of your card is gorgeous! The sponging, the paper piecing and that scrunchy ribbon all work perfectly together. So pretty!

    PS: I just saw the photos of your furry-kids on your sidebar. Too cute! Barney's face cracks me up! :)

  2. This is so, so pretty! I love the paper choice and your piecing is perfect. So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week!

  3. Beautiful! Thanks for playing SUO challenges.

  4. Tara- LOVE this card. So beautiful and vintage inspired. Great job!


  5. Absolutely gorgeous Tara! You are the quilled flower queen! Love the sponged edges, the contrasting dress form and your ribbon treatment is yummy! Just beautiful! hugs, n.

  6. Yowza! This is absolutely fabulous! The quilled flowers, the scrunchy ribbon, the pearls...Who could ask for anything more!

  7. This is beautiful! Your colors are soft and lovely, your flowers are perfect, and the dress form is so girly! I also adore your subtle distressing. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

  8. LOVE IT! I paper piece the body form too! I love your flowers. They look so beautiful with your card. I love it all! Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. I hope that we see more of your work again!

  9. Tara, this is lovely! I love the little pearls and the flowers and ribbons. The papers you chose are wonderful and take on a vintage look. Thanks for playing along with our Girl Power challenge this week!

  10. Gorgeous card! I would have never paired these two prints, but they are perfect together. Love those flowers too ;)