Sunday, June 19, 2011

Girly-girl card for Monkey

I'm not much of a girly-girl myself. Give me a pair of jeans & a t-shirt over dressing up anytime! However, over at A La Card Monkey, the challenge this week is to create a card that a "Girly-girl" will love. Terry Su & Shirley Su said that the card didn't have to be pink, but really, what girly-girl doesn't love pink? Here's my card for this week's challenge:

I used my pink dotted swiss cardstock that I got from Michaels as the background. The edge punch is a Martha Stewart "deep" punch. I spiced up the edge with glitter, colored brads for the centers and a layer of darker paper, similarly punched and offset behind to give some depth.

The stamped main image is the flowers from the Punch Bunch offered in the Sale-a-bration catalog. I colored the flowers with Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette. The stems are done with Old Olive. I used my sponge dauber with Rose Red around the edges. The layer behind the image is Ice Cream Parlor dsp, also from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

The sentiment at top features one of the Four Frames set and the sentiment is from the Vintage Labels set. The ink is again Rose Red. I even added some pink pearls to the edge. The purple satin ribbon I actually found at Walmart and the little white satin bow is from Michaels.

Here's a close-up of some of the features:

You can see the glitter, the brad, the flowers and the pearls on the label.

Oh, yeah, here's the original sketch:


  1. Very Pretty, I love how you put the brads in the border. Thanks for making a card for A La Card Monkey.


  2. Really cute, Marie! I love the punched edge, the ribbon and the downright girly-ness of your card. Nice job!

    A La Card Monkey

  3. So cute, love all the added details and your pretty colors! Lovely card :)

    A La Card Monkey GD

  4. I really like the brads that you added along the punched edge. Very cute!

  5. What a sweet card. How creative to add brads to the punched edge. I also loved the brads with the flowers, too.