Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Double Dasher Challenge

I made a quick and easy card for today's Color Throwdown Challenge #69, and the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge #255. The CTD challenge was to use Chocolate Chip, Dark Red, Cream and an optional Olive green. I started with a PTI Vintage Cream cardstock, and stamped Dasher using Chocolate Chip, and some champagne shimmer paint on the antlers. I added a few gold Geo sparklers for interest and gave Dasher a red nose with a dab of red Smooch. I used the SU ef for the red background and some SU chocolate chip and cream striped ribbon. The red & gold ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is from the Snow Swirled set stamped in Real Red and more of the Champagne shimmer paint. All the edges were sponged with chocolate chip.
I wanted to make a quick card today, since we're going to doggie-sit for our neighbors again today for a few hours. Their dachshund "Maddie" is just as sweet as can be and we love having her here to "visit" :)
Have a great Wednesday!!

Carol

12 comments:

LeAnne said...

Well, this is simple but very, very striking! I love that you used the ribbon as the panel itself in the sketch! I never know quite how to use that ribbon on a card, but this is perfect. I may just have to case this one!!!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty! Simple and elegant! Thanks for playing the CTD!

Silli said...

Carol, your card is wonderful, so elegant!!!! Love the cute image! Big hugs!

Kathryn B said...

Hi Carol
I love your card! You say it's simple but sometimes simple is best!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh this is very elegant.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Outstanding!! I love the look of the red sparkly ribbon over the wide striped ribbon. Beautiful!

Wendy said...

Oooo, Very pretty! I love all the white especially with that ribbon!I love this, Carol!

Joanne (jojot) said...

CAS perfection....love every detail

Tammy Hershberger said...

Carol, please check your emails ASAP for a message from me!!! I'm waiting to hear from you, and don't want you to miss out on a great opportunity but if I don't hear from you soon, it will go to someone else!

Silke Ledlow said...

PURE CAS G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S-N-E-S-S!! Love this card - Carol!!!

debhorst said...

prancer makes the best cards--he just stands there so proudly!! great take on this weeks color challenge!!

Elise said...

HELLO, Gorgeous! The simplistic {but, I KNOW, not really!} elegance of your image, use of COLOR THROWDOWN colors and materials is TOP notch! Wahoo!