I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty

Monochromatic Challenge at RRR: I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty!

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty…remember that song from West Side Story?  Well, there’s something about a monochromatic card that just makes my heart sing!  Really Reasonable Ribbon is hosting a super fun monochromatic card challenge right now, and I spent a little play time with Graphic 45’s A Ladies’ Diary so I could play along.  Let’s take a look!

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty!Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 01This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made with layers and layers of cream ribbons, papers and embellies!  To start things off on the right foot with this I Feel Pretty card, I secured a layer of 1.5″ Ivory Crocheted lace to the bottom edge…and it looks just like a lace petticoat to me!

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty! Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 02The edges of all my papers were sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  The elegant cream papers needed something to ground them, and this did the trick nicely.  I matted all layers on a pearlized cream cardstock, and used lots of foam dimensionals to create depth and dimension.

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty!Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 03The frame for the focal image was made by die cutting one layer from the paper collection and two more from the pearlized ivory cardstock.  I used Tim’s Ornate Frame #2 and then stacked them up with foam dimensionals in between.  Then the frame was spritzed with Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist. I love the way this turned out!

Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 04Here’s a closer view of those lovely layers!  Because the color palette was so simple, I was sure to incorporate lots of texture and pattern with my embellishments.  I die cut a doily from cream cardstock and layered it behind the focal image. The clock sticker was cut in half and layered above and below the framed focal.  A chipboard tag was topped with Debra Natural Crocheted Lace and an Ivory Burlap String Bow. A gorgeous Petaloo Burlap Blossom tops a shabbylicious seam binding bow, adding even more texture to the  mix.  Oh, yes…I Feel Pretty, Oh, So Pretty!  How about you?I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty! Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 05The top half of the card interior features more layered papers, a belly band made from a border strip and a fun gift card pocket.  There’s even a cute mini postcard tucked inside where you can write a little note.

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty! Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 06The bottom half is decorated with fussy cut images from the paper collection, a matted sticker and a stamped sentiment.

I had such fun making this card, and I confess, I found myself humming the “I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty” tune while working.  Dorky, I know..but you gotta take your happy moments wherever you can find them!

I hope you’ll play along in this fun challenge!  You can find all the details on the RRR BLOG.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!




6 thoughts on “I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty

  1. Nancy Hill

    Gorgeous on what you did with the Graphic 45 Ladies Diary which is one of my favorite collections and first one to get me hooked on Graphic 45. Beautiful work on this gorgeous card.

  2. Sara Emily

    Hi, Kathy, Well I can see none of the 3 LONG comments I left here the other day stayed! I even tried to leave one on your e-mail, but my Internet went down completely until this afternoon! I think it’s our house and this laptop, actually. The rest of my family has a good connection.

    Enough about that. Quite briefly this time, I just have to tell you this is my new favorite card of yours, and I spent the other day with this song going through my head! Thanks! Big hugs!

  3. Kris Peterson

    Lovely! I’m a hat lover, too, and love all the styles. The wrinkles saying is the best! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Judy B

    Another beautiful “masterpiece” from your talented mind and hands Kathy. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Pattie Jns

    good Morning, Kathy. WOW! I really love this one. think it is because I love hats. They are like the icing on the cake, finishing the touches to complete the outfit. women used to wear hats with everything,
    why? to save their delicate skin from the sun rays, as well as fashion. love your presentation. well done. hugs

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