Tuesday, February 2, 2010

FTTC52A Cindy's Sketch Challenge

I am doing a sample for Cindy's "it's a sketch" challenge (FTTC52A)! Please check out the Flourishes Anniversary Celebration post to find out how to play along!
I started with a base of magenta metallic card stock and used some white metallic card stock for the squares. I embossed them with a CB folder and then used the Nestabilities blossom die cuts to make the focal panel. I used the Pansies from the Calendar1 Flourishes stamp set, stamping on wc paper and embossing with clear ep before cutting them out. The flowers were colored with Tombows. I used a Spellbinders die cut for the sentiment and added a few snippets of white taffeta ribbon and a couple of lavender Kaiser pearls for accents.
Great challenge Cindy and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

25 comments:

Elise said...

The shimmery elegance of your card here is WONDERFUL... The details just make me gasp for joy and I think I smell carnations! {Now THAT's technology! hee hee} This is joyful paper crafting at it's finest... 'Scuse me, I must go emboss something! More AMAZING inspiration!

xo-

Elise

Anonymous said...

I really like how the white metallic card stock shows off the embossed detail!
~Carolyn

Anonymous said...

I really like your use of that metallic card stock, I've never seen it before. I also love what you did with the ribbon use with the sentiment.

m&m'sgrandma

Cindy Haffner said...

So pretty Carol, thanks so much for playing.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love those blossom dies. I've put them in my cart so many times and then ended up putting them back. I REALLY need to get them. I'm always drawn to them when I see them on blogs and in the SCS galleries.

Trina said...

Beautiful! I love your pansies!

Cook22 said...

Love the embossing and the use of the Blossoms Nestabilities. Elegant, but I wouldn't expect anything less from one of Cindy's sketches.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Such beautiful colours and the shimmer card is gorgeous!!! Love the way you coloured your flowers and framed them with the nesties!!!

Dawn Frost said...

Oh my goodness the colour combo is amazing! The metallic cardstock is so elegant!!

Lovely Linda said...

I am loving the shimmer and those gorgeous flowers! Once again your colouring is amazing, I love the embossing here - this is perfect! Thanks for sharing Carol! {{{hugs}}}

Karen W said...

I love this, that cuttlebug background is perfect with this.

Diane said...

Gorgeous..love all your details and those pansies are beautiful!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love those flowers and of course the purple. I 'm with you on the love of the color purple. Lovely card. Pat

Ravengirl said...

That is really pretty! I love the simple shimmer on the embossed panels! Lovely card.

Lois said...

First, I love the purple! And the white metallic cardstock givs a nice shimmer. Very pretty card.

Smiles, Laurie said...

Lovely colours. Love your little bow.

Tracy said...

What a gorgeous card.

Sonya said...

Love the design and the color!!! Pretty bow to tie off the flowers!

acreativeneed said...

So pretty!! Love the embossed panels and pretty blossom nestie!!
smiles,Deena

stampqueen said...

Lovein the pruple - my fav - your little bunch of flowers is perfect and I love the shimmer of the card.

Sylvia said...

Oh so pretty, I love it all but I like the Ribbon and Tag here. Geat idea...Thanks for all the displays you have done here. I enjoyed.

Cammie said...

Such pretty pansies. Love the embossing. Another elegant card!

beadz said...

This is so pretty! I love the embossed background.
hugs,
Gini

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shimmery paper and embossing. I love the way you tied the ribbon on!
TFS
Beth Greco

Spicey Cat Chick said...

OOOOH, what a gorgeous card! Purple's my fav color and your flowers are FAB!