Basket Full of Black-Eyed Susans 33

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @ 12:16 AM | , , , ,

Hi Cyber Friends! When I saw the colors featured in Dawn McVey's Color Inspiration Challenge #16, RSCC16, Papertrey Ink's Vintage Picnic stamp set came to mind. I liked this week's Get Sketchy #3 at getsketchy.blogspot.com for the sketch layout which allows me to showcase the Vintage Picnic Basket full of Black-Eyed Susans, (funny this beautiful wild flower is called Black-Eyed when it is known for its characteristic BROWN domed center! :) Thinking back to my childhood, when living in Buffalo, NY, I remember fields & fields of wild flowers with predominantly Black-Eyed Susans sprinkled throughout! This week's Pile-it-on Round and Round We Go challenge #13 is to use anything round and lots of it on your creation! Well I think the polk-a-dots, brads, buttons & round circle Spellbinder die cut fits the bill :) I made this gift set for My Mother-in-Law, Barbara, who's birthday is September 10th. She lives out of state, so I need plenty of time to mail it off to her! Do you like Black-Eyed Susans? I'd love to know. If you would like to gaze at many examples of creations made using this sketch or color scheme, be sure to visit both sites! Thanks for taking the time to look! Be Sweet!

Here is my Basket Full of Black-Eyed Susans Happy Birthday card & PTI's My Timeless Template Fold' N Go gift bag with instructions:

This card is a standard A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") made from PTI Kraft cardstock, followed with a piece of SU Chocolate Chip cs (5 3/8" x 4 1/8"), then a piece of SU Very Vanilla cs. The Very Vanilla cs was simply too plain so I inked up my PTI Polka Dot Basics stamp set with SU Chocolate Chip ink & created my own DP! :) I distressed the edges of the DP using a SU distressing tool to give that layer a lil' more dimension & character. Now, on to the stamping of the Vintage Basket & flower images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on SU Very Vanilla cs x 2. This is where the Spellbinders Circle nesties work fantastic! You simply place the die on top of your image, then send it through your die cutting machine of choice! (I use a Sizzix Big Shot Express). Once I had the stamped image cut out, I colored it using Copic markers E77, E43, G94 & Y17. I used the Spellbinders Scalloped Circle nesties to cut the next two layers, using PTI Kraft cs & SU Chocolate Chip cs. Then I adhered them together, pierced holes around the circumference & set aside.

I cut a piece of SU Summer Sun cs 4 1/2" x 3 1/2", snipped the two left corners using an EK Success corner rounder punch then embossed it using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF. To add a lil' more character, (can you tell I like giving things character :) ? ), I dragged this piece of cs ever so slightly along the edges in the SU Chocolate Chip ink pad, then adhered it to Mona's Polk-a-dot DP / Chocolate Chip layer. I love ribbon, LOTS of it! I wrapped a piece of PTI Vintage Cream Saddle Stitched ribbon & tied a bow off to the left side of the card, then adhered the Vintage Basket of posies embellie off to the right of the bow. For a lil' more detail, I used 2 generic brads to accentuate the handles on the stamped image :) & attached 3 brads in the upper right corner.

Using the Sizzix Sizzlet tag die, I cut the tag out of PTI Kraft cs & SU Very Vanilla cs. Inking up the leafy image from the PTI Spiral Bouquet stamp set & "celebrate" from the PTI Simple Little Things stamp set with SU Chocolate Chip ink, I first stamped the Very Vanilla tag & then I attached the Summer Sun cs flower that I cut using a Quickutz flower die x 2 & embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots ef. I sewed not only the button on the flower but to make sure it was secure, I sewed through the flower layers & the 2 tag layers! That button is not moving!!! :) A small piece of PTI twine was used to tie the tag around the bow. Now that all the detail work is done to the card front, I adhered it to the PTI Kraft cs card base.

We are now ready to embellish the inside a lil' bit! :) I stamped the "Happy Birthday to You" image from the PTI Damask Designs stamp set in the center of the card & down in the lower right hand corner I stamped the same leafy images as on the tag. To add a lil' color, I sewed on 2 die cut flowers :)

Moving on to creating the tag & the PTI My Timeless Template Fold N' Go. After cutting out & scoring the Fold N' Go template made from PTI Kraft cs, I inked up a stem image from the PTI Flower Garden stamp set & a leafy image from the PTI Spiral Bouquet stamp set with SU Chocolate Chip ink then stamped the bag front. Using the SU paper piercing tool set, I pierced holes following the stem image as a guide. A piece of DMC embroidery floss was used to stitch the stem. The embossed flowers & generic button were sewn on the bag! Nichole Heady inspired me to embroider an image onto my project. How stinkin' creative is that? Just adds so much character :) The bag was a lil' too plain for my liking, so I inked up a dot image from the PTI Beautiful Blooms stamp set & once again created some original Mona's DP! Ready for assembly! I love using the strong & mighty Provo Craft Terrifically Tacky Tape to adhere my bags. I embellished the Fold N' Go with a Vintage Basket tag only this time adding another scalloped layer of SU Summer Sun cs & a We R Memory Keepers XL eyelet. Being the ribbon fanatic that I am, I attached the tag to the Fold N' Go using a generous amount of PTI Vintage Cream ribbon & twine & Offray satin brown ribbon. The lil' tag was stamped with the "Just For You" image from the PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection, attached with PTI twine & decorated with the embossed Quickutz cs flower.

There you have it! Step by step! Are you feeling inspired? I'd love to see yours! :) Thanks for looking! I am off to the post office to mail this lil' jewel off to Barbara!

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33 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

Vintage Mona...that's what I say when I look at something before I know who it's by and can just tell...that project is you at your best!

I love the extra detail inside the card, too. I love to do that sort of thing because it's such an unexpected surprise to the recipient.

RobinH said...

Very cute set and great tutorial! Love those black eyed susans!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Oh my goodness - this is just beautiful! Love love love the dimension and all the little details on your work! And yes - I do love black eyed susans. No garden is complete without them. Thanks for sharing this project with us!

Jan Hirsch said...

This is another WOW card! I love all your little details and the use of the brads! This card is so incredible!

Carrie said...

I really like how you explain how your created this beautiful card. I love all the little detail touches you incorporated. Verry nice. I love your blog; everything you create is stunning!

Laural-Lee said...

I really like that button flower! It's all very beautiful and well planned out. TFS

Brenda said...

Great job on this card and bag! They are both little masterpieces! You do such a great job with your designs; always including just the right touches! I love that you describe your creation process! Thanks!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous Mona! It's awesome!

Kim said...

YUMMY card. You are such a inspiration to me Mona! I am SO, SO, SO, SO in love with this card.....OMG!!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Bree said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning!
Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!

Maureen said...

Oh so pretty! love all the dots and ribbon and flower :) fabulous!

LindsayZ said...

Wow, Mona! This is a great design set. Love it do death! Nice mixture of elements! You always do such a great job! TFS

Julie said...

Hi Mona,
This set is sooo truly beautiful, thank you for the step by step instructions - your mother in law is going to love it!!!
Take Care - Ju xx

Aislin said...

This is a very special card and bag. It is so very beautiful. I'm continually enjoying your website! Thank you sincerely!

Dora said...

Wonderful card, love the basket, thnx for playing!

Jen Johnson said...

Hey Mona, you just keep doing it! I love how you designed these two cuties! You stamped and colored that picnic basket so well. What's with all the Copic stuff lately! I'll tell you; it's a wonderful addition! Great job as usual.

I must mention that my local worker friend is just blown away by your designs! You are inspiring two for one Go Girl!

Angèle said...

Perfect job!
Thanks for playing with GS!

Andrea M said...

I've visited your site several times now and I just L-O-V-E seeing your creations! Your designs are amazing. Your take on Dawn's color challenge is gorgeous - I'm blown away. Love the black eyed susan theme and the little details of your card and template. Awesome :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

amazing creation, luv it!

enjoy *~*

HeatherCz said...

What a delightful design. I love the black eyed susans! We had lots of them in our backyard growing up! You have brought back some great memories for me! Your designs are fantastic! Thanks!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Girls! It seems as though we girls have lots in common other than papercrafting - Wild flowers & Black-Eyed Susans to name a few! :) Thanks for your comments & continuous support! :) Hugs, Mona

Mary Chen said...

I love this color scheme as well! I'm tickled once more! Thank you very much!

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous set! You did a magnificent job! Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!

Yolanda said...

Perfection once again! Love it to death! These colors are magnificent! I also love your little slideshow at the top of you blog sidebar; nice touch!

Maria said...

This card and basket are very lovely! I like very much your style on the most! The colored stamping is very pretty and colorful! Bravo!

Amy Schultz said...

mona, this is so beautiful! Love the inside how you have the half flower down in the corner... great colors, great everything! Love your work!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Vickilyn said...

Gorgeous as always!!

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!!

~Vicki
Owner

clouds shadler said...

wow Mona, this are wonderful projects! what fun tag!

Clouds :D

Maureen said...

You've made another fabulous set here! You always manage to blow me away with your creativity!! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Heidi said...

Both of these are awesome too! Lovely!

dotms said...

Love your card and the extra details inside. The vintage picnic stamp set is one of my favorites

Terri E. said...

What a stunning set! Fabulous job with Dawn's color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Winter said...

Very cute! :)


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