Friday, September 28, 2007

Elegant Flowers

This card was inspired by this Wednesday's sketch challenge on SCS. I chose Brilliant Blue for the base of this card in the normal A2 size, 4.25x5.5, the only difference being that this card opens on the left 4.25 side for a bit of change! The next layer is Rose Red and I stamped it with the Crosshatch (retired) background in Rose Red Classic ink for an added look of texture. On top of the Rose Red layer I laid a strip of Brilliant Blue and layered on that a wide strip of Black wide Organdy ribbon. This looks way prettier IRL than it reflects in the photo! Next is the Always Artichoke layer, which was stamped with the same flowers that are on the front of the card using Versamark. The next layer is Elegant Eggplant (isn't this just the most beautiful color?!) and then on top of that is Whisper White on which I stamped the flowers from the Close as a Memory set, using the markers directly to stamp method. I colored the flowers with Elegant Eggplant and the stems with Always Artichoke then used the ticket corner punch to finish it off! I added the sentiment from Happy Harmony (2007 SAB set) on a circle of Whisper White layering it on circles of Rose Red and Always Artichoke. It turned out so pretty and I hope to use this sketch again, it made for a very nice card!
Thanks as always for looking!


Deborah said...

Gorgeous card! Great to find your blog! Deb