April 27, 2009

Queen for a Day and news to share

Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. My husband and I went on an impromptu trip stateside for a short getaway. Always nice to spend some quality time with each other. I also received some great news this weekend as well. Frances at Hearts in Touch has offered me a design team position and I am just thrilled to the max to accept. Hearts in Touch has some absolutely beautiful stamps and a bunch of new silhouette series plates that are to die for. Make sure you go on over and take a look at the Hearts in Touch blog too. The prices are wonderful and Frances is as sweet as they come.


Today I put together a few challenges for this card. Firstly it is this weeks Card Patterns challenge and I combined it with StampTV's color challenge White, Black and 1 other color. I chose a deep Merlot and It looks pretty regal to me.

I've had these links of pearls for a while now and this is the first time I've been inspired to use them. I figured that if it's fit for a queen, it better have jewels and pearls right? Although I changed the sketch up a wee bit, you can still see the elements of the design. For the image at the top of the card, I sponged 2 different colors to the Heidi Swapp damask stamp then cut it out with the nesties. purdy ain't she?

Well that is all for today. I hope you all really enjoyed this one. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think and how you are enjoying my blog or any tips. I'm always open for suggestions.


Supplies:
stamps: Heidi Swapp Damask, Just Rite 2 5 1/16 Harmony circle with Roman Font
Spellbinders: Circle and Scalloped circle
Paper: Card stock- True Black, White (PTI) handmade merlot scrap, Toille scrap
Accessories: merlot rhinestones, cream pearls (kaiser craft), Merlot satin ribbon, pearl links, Crown Sticker
Coloring agents: Versafine Onyx Black, Crimson Brilliance ink
Tools: Big Shot, Scor-pal, Purple Cows 2-in-1 trimmer,



Happy Crafting

26 comments:

  1. I am very happy for you Erika. I hope you enjoy your DT journey!

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  2. Wow Erika, I'm really impressed with what you did with the damask stamp and the details on the crown. Magnificent card! Such a great unique take on the sketch! So glad you could join us again!
    hugs,
    Michelle

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  3. Congratulations, Erika. I'll go check out Hearts in Touch now.

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  4. WOW! This is beautiful! Congrats on the DT!!!

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  5. So pretty! So wellbalanced and lovely colorcombo! It is so fun to visit your blog and see all the wonderful things you are making.

    Hugs Monica

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  6. Congratulations.. lovely card. and will go check them out :)

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  7. whooooohoooo, and Congratulations on your new DT!!! Have fun hun, and love your card, you did an awesome job!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

    Hugs,
    cheryl

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  8. Congrats position! Always nice to get a way.

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  9. Oh that is really ornate - perfect to go with the sentiment as it really is fit for a Queen!

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  10. Congratulations to you. That is some exciting news! I love the jewels you added to your card, very nice touch.

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  11. Whoo Hoo! Congrats! I love Frances and I love her stamps too! This is absolutely gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

    Hugs,

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  12. This is so stunning and gorgeous!! Great job!!
    Congrats on the DT - I haven't heard of them so I'm off to check them out! Thanks too for visiting my blog - made my day!!

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  13. Congrats! Your card is beautiful with all the details.

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  14. Great card! Congrats on the DT position.

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  15. Congratulations, Erika, on your DT position. Impressive blog!

    Cheers,
    Autumn (from Next Gen)

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  16. Congrats on the DT and this is a fantastic card! Love that you shifted that middle of the three elements. All of the bling is the perfect touch. Nicely done!

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  17. Congrats on making the DT! Love your card, the colors and image are fantastic!

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  18. congrats on the DT..and GORGEOUS card :0)

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  19. Totally cool card! Congrats on getting on the Design Team!

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  20. wow, brilliant card, love all the details....Congrats on making it to the DT....

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  21. WOW, you are so creative! Love the twist you have out on this weeks sketch, your card is amazing!!

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  22. congrats! Your card is wonderful!

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