Thursday, September 11, 2008

Preppy Happy Bling

I was in high school during the '80s, so I know a thing or two about being a prep. Polos worn with the collar turned up. Izod crocs and Ralph Lauren ponies gracing those shirts, if you had money. The hottest color combination? Pink and green. I don't remember having any wardrobe pieces with this combination, but perhaps I'm blocking the memory.

This afternoon I had an '80s flashback of sorts when thinking about a card I could make using the InColor Collection. It occurred to me that I hadn't used Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss together--like, DUH!

I wanted to use the Wow Flowers set that I have, which coordinates with the Power Flower Card Elements Kit that I highlighted here last week.

I pulled out KK first and found a large scrap. Using my scalloped edge punch, I created an 8.5" length. I cut it .5" thick and set it aside. I decided to use PP as the base, so I stamped the Wow Flowers flower in the same ink as randomly as I could. Then I went back and did the same with KK.

Then I needed a focal point. After toying around a bit, I stamped the happy birthday circle three times, punched it out with my too big 1.25" circle punch (1" circle punch is preferred, but I do not own said punch), and punched out three more circles using my 1 3/8" circle punch so that they could be matted. Although not perfect, still rad.

Back to the scalloped edge. I wanted to add some totally awesome bling to this preppyness, so I put Sticky Strip along the bottom edges, removed the covering, and sprinkled liberally with Dazzling Diamonds. This turned out, like, so, like cool! I had added some silver brads to the centers of the flowers in the middle of the birthday circles, so I whipped out my 2-Way Glue Pen and sprinkled again, and spread a little more pixie dust.

This was as girly as I could get (I was NEVER an all-out prep or a Valley Girl, and I'm SO not a girly girl), so I finished it off by adding some KK double-striped ribbon.

Hope you enjoyed the flashback!


sandra said...

I'm not a girly girl either, and I think your card is as girlish as I can stand!!!
I don't like pink that much, but in this combination of colors I don't hate it either...

neelam said...

that card is like totally rad!![said while chewing gum and twirling hair around my index finger]

i, for one, am a huge fan of pink and green together. my favorite is wild wasabi and regal rose...