February 22, 2009

My first Card Patterns Challenge

Hi everyone and I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.

I did my first ever challenge for Card Patterns. it was a sketch which you will see below. I hope you enjoy the card. This site really looks like a keeper, so if you love challenges, go take a look at Card Patterns
I decided to take some inspiration from the Basic Grey Challenge this week and use a Brown and Blue combo. I really like the look. As my sister says, kinda Victorian"ish". I used SU Brocade and bashful blue as well as Chocolate Chip. The pretty paper is also from SU and is the Bella Bleu Collection. Gosh diggity darn I love this line.
I used a few different stamps on the card. The large flourish is from Innovative Stamp Creations (another favorite) a little flourish on the Nesties blue oval, which I haven't a clue whom the maker is. Then i had a wonderful sentiment on acrylic that I stuck onto kraft SU paper about friends. Isn't that a great quote???

Lastly, I used a prima flower from the Da Vinci tube, 2 different colors of ribbon, and cut out the flourish stamp to add balance from top to bottom. Adding a few pearls that I painted with Shimmerz in Coffee, and a few little dots of cinnamon SticklesThis one was a trip to make and I hope you adore it, just like I do.
Thanks again for stopping by. I love the visitors and love to read your comments about my projects.
Happy Crafting

17 comments:

  1. Erika, your card is adorable! Love the sentiment & how you added that flourish stamp (must've taken you a while to cut them!).

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  2. I really like the flourish!! Thanks for playing along. Good luck!

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  3. Erika, I love your take on the sketch. The color combo is one of my faves and your details are great!

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  4. Very purdy.. Would look great on my shelf :D

    Love the colors.

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  5. Lovely Erica
    I adore flourishes and it's perfect on the card you made
    cheers
    Annette In Oz

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  6. Fabulous card, love the color combo and you put it together beautifully; the flourish is fabulous - brilliant

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  7. Love the flourish, look forward to trying this idea on my own cards!

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  8. Beautiful card, Erika! Great job on the sketch and I love the added flourish. You go girl, with all those intricate cuts! lol :)

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  9. Erika it's beautiful. Those colors are awesome together.

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  10. Wow, this is gorgeous. So much detail! I love how you interpreted the sketch.

    Thanks for joining us.

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  11. That giant flourish stamp is beautiful and your card is gorgeous!

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  12. Wow, what you did with that pattern is totally amazing! LOVING it!

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  13. Very pretty. The cut out flourish is a nice detail.

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  14. This card is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us I'll be keeping my eye out for you work. BR-T

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  15. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us.

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