Monday, January 2, 2012

Perfectly Penned...with Pens!

Pin It Now! Today was a snowy day, really cold here in the Appalachian Mountains. This card, with it's bright & cheery color pallette, really warmed my spirits!

The patterned paper is a new set available TOMORROW from SU's Spring Mini, called Attic Boutique. The patterns are vintage, shabby chic, and some are a bold retro, and they are wonderfully layerable! I'll be using this DSP a lot.

I matted & layered a few patterns. I like that the base pattern is fountain pens, and the stamp is from Perfectly Penned ;). Well played.

I hand made a little flower from a scrap of crochet trim, gathered with thread, and finished with a large pearl.

The paper that the stamped image is on is also from the DSP, a light floral yellow pattern.

The card sketch is Mojo Monday's latest:

The color combo is a Cupcake Creations challenge, CR84FN45. Truly challenging for me, but I enjoyed the outcome!

CARDSTOCK: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Soft Suede
DSP: Attic Boutique (Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla)
STAMPS: Perfectly Penned
INK: Soft Suede
ACCESSORIES: Calypso Coral Organdy ribbon, Crochet Trim ribbon, large & basic pearls, sponge, Bird punch (leaf).

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. Beautiful card Erika! Love the little fabric flower and pretty patterned paper! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :) Happy New Year!

  2. That perfectly penned set looks fantastic on this card. You did a great job combining the color challenge with this sketch.

  3. Erika, I think you did a FABULOUS job with these challenging colors! LOVE the pen image with that beautiful sentiment! Super flower and LOVE the pearl center! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  4. Lovely card - the pens are super and I adore the layout! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

  5. Fun card!!! Love the pens! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!!!

  6. I love the combination of challenges here-the sketch and the colors are beautiful together. Great job!