Monday, April 5, 2010

A Sketch Challenge

I needed a thank you card, so I used the #11 sketch challenge from the Stars and Stamps blog found here. I wanted to use up the few scraps of this lavender dsp I've been using for Easter, so I threw together some shades of purple and lavender to come up with this one. The horizontal panel was punched with the MS doily punch, while the vertical panel was done with the EK small scallop punch. The flowers were done with a SU! 3-flower punch and small Kaiser gemstones were added to the centers. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp that was done in plum pudding ink. The ric-rac was from my stash, and the upper portion of the sentiment panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder.
I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Easter weekend, and now it's already Monday! *sigh*
Make it a good one and thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

16 comments:

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a beautiful card that is so elegant and detailed. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

iring said...

Very pretty! I like how you punched the edge of the top piece and just partially embossed the lengthwise piece!

Velta said...

Oh How beautiful both of your last two cards are!!! This simplicity is just screaming elegant! I may have to CASE these cards and if I do...you will get credit!! Hope your weekend was fabulous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

CAS loveliness.....

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Carol!!! Love the colors and the sentiment is very special!!! Hugs ~S~

Karen Howard said...

Wow, stunning card! Love the combination of purples, especially the deep purple!

LeAnne said...

Very nice, Carol....I love your choice of colors as well as that sentiment! Hope you had a good Easter!

Silli said...

So elegant and beautiful, love the colors and the sentiment... Hugs Silke

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Carol, Really great execution of the sketch! A beautiful card and just perfect for our heroes. Louise

JD said...

Very pretty...

Jan Hunnicutt said...

That's pretty! I like the way you used the border punch and balanced your card with the flowers down the other side. I couldn't seem to get "out of the box" very easily with mine!

Martha said...

Such a fresh, pretty card. I love lavendar!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So feminine and pretty!

debb said...

Such a pretty card- love the color!

Operation Write Home said...

Ooooh I have that stamp - I think I'll have to lift this design, it's lovely!

Betty said...

I think I need to have that stamp...nicely done!!!