Sunday, December 12, 2010

Paper Players Challenge #28- Your Favorite Color Combination

It's Sunday (already? How did that happen?) and that means it's time for another fabulous challenge at The Paper Players! This week's challenge is a fun one: simply use your favorite color combination for a specific type of card. For example, you might pick Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke for a holiday card, Navy and White for a sympathy card, maybe Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point for a kids card? We want to see YOUR favorites! All we ask is that your card is a new creation for the challenge. Please join us this week as this is the last challenge of the year at The Paper Players!  I have really enjoyed being a Guest Designer with this amazingly talented group of gals, too. Thank you SO much to Lesley, Ann, Jaydee, LeAnne and Nance for this great opportunity. :)
 For my color combo, I simply couldn't decide on just ONE favorite. When in doubt, I ALWAYS "think pink"! Shocking, I know! Haha! I went with a clean and simple combo of Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Basic Black. It is a great, girly combo for any card for a friend. I decided to use a "Happy Birthday" sentiment on this fun, little party dress card.  
I got the idea for the punched dress from my wonderful SU! up-line, Kari. I just love it so much, I had to share it! (Thanks, Kari!) It is actually REALLY easy to put together and always gets a big smile from the recipient. Try it, you will see! :) I can't tell you how many of these tiny dresses I have made for cards. If I could figure out how to add some teeny, tiny punched shoes to complete the ensemble, I would probably pass out from excitement. :)  All you need to create the dress is some cute patterned paper (this is Love Letter DSP) and these punches:
 (I snipped about 1/4' off one side of the punched square for a cleaner fit, you can also use a tag punch, too!) 

To assemble, just put some adhesive behind one of the 5 oval punches (this will be in the center of the "skirt") and then just add the other ovals behind it, so it kind-of resembles a "fan". Then add your square behind the top of the skirt. The "hanger" can be made from craft wire (fashion it around a small ruler, then curl the "hook" around a pencil), or  you can buy them ready-made, too. Then just fold the 2 Word Window punches over the hanger for the "straps" and you just made the dress. Wrapping a piece of ribbon around the "waist" gives it a clean finish and then just embellish away to create that couture look! 
Look at that adorable, little silk rosette on the "belt" of the dress! That is actually my first "Sneak Peek" from the new Occasions mini catalog which launches in January. SO cute, huh?? Also, you can see in the photo below how I used the Color Spritzer Tool to create some more texture to the embossed pink background. 
There you have it, an adorable card that is really easy to create! What do you think? I'd love it if you would share a comment and let me know. I really enjoy hearing from you when you stop by to visit! Again, don't forget to join us at The Paper Players this week with YOUR creation. Oops, before I forget, I couldn't leave without sharing a photo of the inside of the card, too. Thanks so very much for stopping by today! :) 
SU! Supply List: 
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black classic ink
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Basic Black card stock and Love Letter DSP
Accessories: Word Window Punch, 1 1/4" Square punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch, 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval punch (for the sentiment), Scalloped Border punch, 3/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Pretty in Pink marker, LOTS of Stampin' Dimensionals, Pearls and Very Vanilla Silk Rosette (coming soon, in the new Occasions Mini) 
Non-SU! Accessories: black wire hanger

Have a great day! :)

28 comments:

  1. Anne Marie. This is a cutie putie card for a girly girl. I love the colour combination that you chose to use.

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  2. This is just THE CUTEST!!!!!! Oh my goodness.....I think I'm going to HAVE to CASE it for sure. Thanks for the deets on how to make it. So cute.
    LYnn

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  3. oh oh oh! I have not seen this dress done better...ever! The black color made me think goth at first... of course it's not but it's very pretty and so so sweet!

    Great job!

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  4. That dress is stinkin' cute! Love it and I love the pink and black combo!

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  5. Wow! This is stunning! You hit it out of the park with this one!

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  6. WOW! Does that dress come in my size?! :o) I am just drooling here....and you made it from those punches?! another WOW! I love, love it!!! From the classy PP, to the pearls and the flower...have you thought about auditioning for Project Runway? :o)

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  7. Ann Marie this is ADORABLE! What great NEW dress..I've never seen one like this, but I will have to CASE this one. So darn CUTE!

    PS: thanks for leaving a comment on my chocolates, but so you know, you don't have to destroy the chocolate covers, because it is just a sleeve... just slide them out the end..then you can reuse!

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  8. OH MY Word Anne! this is absolutely fabulous girl.. I love this and thanks for showing the how too :). I love the design paper you used and that gorgeous little flower.

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  9. Is this the cutest little dress ever?! Oh my gosh, what a clever use of the punches and I love the DSP you chose. And the pearls are the perfect girlie touch! Just FAB-u-lous!

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  10. How cute is that dress, so going to CASE this one, thanks for the information. I love the color combo as well, it is one of my favorites.

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  11. How cute is that, love the colors!

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  12. So stinkin' cute! LOVE IT!!! I really admire your work too!

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  13. ADORABLE !! This dress is so cute and you did a great job with these colors. I love pink too. The way how to make this dress is really cool. Love it !!

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  14. What an adorable punched party dress. It looks great in the patterns you chose, especially against the hot pink.

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  15. That is just the cutest thing ever! I love this color combo, the pink and the black are just great! It is actually my go to combo when I make anything for my mom, that has always been her favorite. I know she would love that dress too.

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  16. Anne Marie - this is absolutely adorable and very creative. I love the designer details... pearls and the little flower. I also love the fact that the inside is done so beautifully, too. Great color combo!
    Thanks for sharing
    hugs
    jaydee

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  17. Finally it will let me leave a comment! I love this card. Best punch dress i have ever seen. I will be casing this one! YOu knocked the socks off this colour combo!

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  18. Great card! Thanks for sharing

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  19. OOOOOHHHHHH....LOVE that punched dress!! Definitely will have to try that out!!

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  20. FABULOUS!!!...i love it...i'm going to try my hand at it...love the colors/papers you used

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  21. very pretty! this will be on my punch inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

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  22. This is so cool!!! What a neat way to use your punches, and I love how you decorated the dress, I'm going to have to experiment with this, I think I even have all those punches. Thanks for the inspiration and the instructions too!

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  23. Anne Marie - I love this punched dress. Very cute. I am going to have to use this idea.

    Your card is adorable. The pearls and the flower are the perfect details.

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  24. Wow...this is precious! Great punch art!!

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  25. AM, you are the QUEEN of all things fabulous and this dress totally showcases that! Love the detail and pretty flower detail.

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  26. Gorgeous, love the clever little girly dress!

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  27. This is absolutely precious! Thanks so much for showing us how to do the little dress. Love it and love the color choices!

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  28. love it... decided to make the little dresses as my girl's birthday party invites.

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie