Saturday, April 9, 2011

Twisted Card #054 "BRIGHT" & The Girls' Paperie

Hello Everyone! How are you? I hope all is well! Today I would like to share with you my most recent card creation for Twisted Card Sketch #054. This week's twist is "bright." I am sure you can tell right away I decided to use a "shining" star to signify my take on the twist. As for my scrapping yummies, I decided to go totally Girls' Paperie. I don't know if you have heard yet, but Margie (the creator of the Girl's Paperie) has decided to close the Girls' Paperie Company and move on to other adventures. I was devastated to find this out, as the Girls' Paperie is so fun and fresh, definitely one of my favorite companies in the scrapping industry. After hearing the news last week, I went to my LSS and bought every possible GP product they had available!

Onto the details...I started with a bright pink 5X7 cardstock card by American Crafts. I covered the front with Making Memories Slice specialty paper, Shimmer Aqua Dot. Next I used my Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge to create my diecut flourish out of the Girls' Paperie Jubilee Paper. One side is floral, and the other side is pink with text. Both sides of the paper are so fabulous, I decided I would incorporate both! After cutting the diecut, I adhered the floral negative space onto the card. I then flipped the flourish onto the pink text side and adhered it with foam squares to give extra dimension and also expose some more of the yummy aqua dot paper underneath. Next, I used Webster's Aqua Trim to give the color some extra pop. I glued the crepe paper star in the center, also by GP. I then took some satin robin egg blue ribbon from Michael's and created the word "shining' on top of it using Cheeky Shimmer Stickers from Making Memories. Lastly, I added the text stickers at the top left...from GP's Vintage Whimsy Sticker Market. I am very happy with the way it turned out. I think I will give it to my niece Allison for her upcoming 10th birthday. It would look very cute in her room on a bulletin board or something.

I hope I have inspired you to create today! As for the actual card sketch and other fantastically "bright" cards, please be sure to stop over at http://www.twistedsketches.com/!

PS, be sure to go buy some Girls' Paperie before it is all gone! :)

18 comments:

Cassie said...

Amy! It's fantastic! I love that star and the trim is divine!!! =)

Chrissy said...

Fantastic work on this week's sketch! Love the mix of color and the star is perfect. Gorgeous work!

Craftylicious said...

This is truly a shining star Amy!! I love your choice of colours! You sure a fab taste in coloour combo! I cudnt agreemore with you on the The Girl's Paperie, truly tdf!! :)

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh just LOVE your card and the bold fun colors!!! How happy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I Love love love love the colors and loving that trim you used! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

patti west said...

hi Amy!! Love your combinations of pps and embellies. You can work the color like no other. ;) That turquoise trim - gorgeous!! Also love the sentiment. :) :)

Amelia Khalik said...

Woowww amy this is gorgeous!!! I love the shining star and of course ur choice of colours too! So pretty!! :)))

ellen s. said...

i love love all the colors and textures!!!!

Kim Sonksen said...

I LOVE this card so much - it is for sure one of my faves from you and you have totally ROCKED the Girls Paperie

Andrea Amu said...

Ohh, I know!! So sad about GP closing up shop! I love the designs and will miss them :(

And I LOVE your card! I have a weakness for all things stars so this IS a shining star! Really likin' the text printed flourish you cut out with Cindy Loo too!

jazsutra said...

OMG this is filled with so many pretty details! lovely colours and this makes me smile ;)

love
jaz

loes de groot said...

lovely card : ) i love the colors.......

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Sooo pretty and springy!

LollyChops said...

I adore this card! The colors are right up my alley! HUGS and have a fabulous day

Lolly

Daniela said...

I love love this!!! That star with the crepe paper flower is adorable!!! I will have to try that.

rebecca said...

so pretty! :)

Gretchen said...

fabulous card!!!
(i am so sad about Girls Paperie also! boooo)

Valerie said...

Sorry I'm a week late with my love! This is so pretty Amy - loving the pretty color and texture and that Girls Paperie (I will miss them, sniff)