Sunday, March 18, 2012

Simple Elegance

I saw this Tuesday Trigger Simple Elegance inspirational photo over on the MoxieFab World blog and wanted to play along as soon as I saw it. I had a vision in my head for a few days before I finally sat down and created my card.

I created the background by inking the top of my CB Victoria embossing folder with Memento Desert Sand ink, then embossing a piece of PTI vintage cream card stock with my Big Kick machine. I was trying to mirror the soft look of the chair in the photo. I added chocolate brown card stock, ink, and ribbon to bring out the darker color of the drapes. I tried using soft pink gemstones in keeping with the inspiration photo, but they simply got lost with the chocolate colors, so I used some Swarovski brown crystals for accents on the sentiment panel. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations by SU!
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great Sunday!

Carol

13 comments:

Basslady said...

hun, i love this card so much!

what a fantastic style to send get well-wishes!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

jimlynn said...

CAS and beautiful! Love that wonderful ribbon on here too.
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

A truly Elegant look is what I saw when I looked that this card. You accomplished the look you were going for. Your background has that soft elegant feel just like the chairs in the photo. A total winner.

Benzi said...

Another beauty! This would certainly go a long way to make someone feel better. I love the look of your embossing folder. I have Desert Sand so I am going to try to remember this and case yours. It's super duper.

JD said...

Pretty card, Carol, and I want that room! It's awesome!

Joanne (jojot) said...

simply classy

Shannon White said...

So Elegant and Lovely Miss Carol! I am definitely going to have to give that technique a try with the inked EF. 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is some gorgeous ribbon!

Denise Marzec said...

GORGEOUS!!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is totally awesome Carol! Love the elegant CAS look!

Krista Quick said...

I love this! It is so elegantly beautiful! TFS! :)

Cath said...

Hey Carol! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Elise said...

WOW!!! You - NAILED it, baby! This is STUN-NING!