Saturday, September 22, 2007

BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE #20

This card is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #20, and uses many products from Stampin' Up!'s 2007 Holiday Mini Collection (see recipe below photo). Purely Pomegranate and River Rock are difficult to photograph! The colors look different on my computer monitor versus my husband's monitor. The Gold Elastic Cord around the chipboard star looks odd in the photograph. It really does look better IRL! It is just crossed around the star, then tied in a bow. The new Elastic Cord is so-o-o much easier to work with than the retired cording! The chipboard stars from On Board Garland Greetings are covered in Holiday Harmony DP. The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is embossed with Gold EP. The new Satin Ribbon from the Holiday Mini is gorgeous! ... very elegant .... and also comes in Chocolate Chip!


RECIPE
Stamps: "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Holidays & Wishes (pg. 143)
Paper: Holiday Harmony DP (pg. 12 Holiday Mini), Purely Pomegranate, Rose Red, River Rock
Ink: Versamark for embossed sentiment, River Rock & Purely Pomegranate for sponging edges of chipboard
Embellishments: Chipboard Stars from On Board Garland Greetings (pg. 9 Holiday Mini), Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon (pg. 22 Holiday Mini), Gold Elastic Cord (pg. 11 Holiday Mini), Gold Brads, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, Tag Corner Punch, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Heat Tool, Sanding Block, Stampin' Dimensionals/Foam Tape
Note: Card size measures 5 1/4" x 10 1/2", scored at 5 1/4".

30 comments:

Lucilla {Everyday Ink} said...

Oh My Word! This is beautiful! I love the layering of the stars and the way you used just two colours! This really pops! Just fantastic.

Karen said...

This is absolutely beautiful! You did a great job on the photo too!

Lori said...

This is just beautiful! The color combination is striking, too.

Emily said...

WOW! This is so beautiful!

Melissa said...

Fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word! It's gorgeous! So elegant looking! Love the stars and gold cord!

fran said...

I think this is my all time favorite card ever - or anywhere! It is breath taking! You are amazing!

beate said...

Nancy, this is blowing me away! BEAUTIFUL card!!!
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles (while still drooling a little...dang, that's one pretty card)

Dalr said...

Elegant and rich! This card has so much texture and depth. You did a fabulous job on the challenge Nancy. I also think the photography was well done too. I have never did a challenge before - is it from the SU newsletter?

Heather P. said...

WOW, Nancy! This card is INCREDIBLE!!!

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Oh my gosh, this is BEAUTIFUL! I just LOVE it!!! Wow!

kathleenh said...

Oh Nancy this is gorgeous! I love how you tied the cord around the star. It really spruces it up!

Becky said...

Great job with the sketch! I love it.

Laurie said...

Nancy...WOW! This is just gorgeous!!

Pam Varnell said...

Nancy,
WOW!! This card is so elegant and just drop dead gorgeous. Great job.
Pam

Lorri said...

WOW Nancy, this is a beautiful elegant card!!! Very pretty! That ribbon really sets it off. I haven't gotten any of that yet. THANKS for your great posts, blog, and MSC. info! Everyday I wonder, hm, what is Nancy going to post today?
Hugs,
~Lorri

Andrea said...

This is such an elegant card, love the rich colours

Corie said...

WOW WOW WOW -- this is simply stunning -- so elegant, I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!!!

Lori Barnett said...

WOW!!! This card is to die for!!!

Dottie K said...

OoohhhLaaaLaaa!!!! Stunning!!! Love the colors and that gold ribbon adds just the right touch to the star. You just amaze me with your creativity. Thanks! :)

My Paper World said...

Wow, you amaze me, your cards are just so gorgeous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy! The colors are just PERFECT!

Ashley Bowen said...

Oh my gosh! This is SO BEAUTIFUL! I love it! Hugs! Ash~
www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh, this is just stunning!!! I so love those papers and that ribbon!!! Fabulous job!!! Wonderful photo, too!!! TFS!!!

Janine said...

This is a gorgeous card..
Janine
www.2bKrafty.blogspot.com

Tina said...

Wow, what a beautiful card.

Tina

Linze said...

WOW on the colors! Totally terrific card, great job on the sketch!

Amy said...

Beautiful colors! I love what you did with the stars!

Anonymous said...

Love this card and I am trying to case for my first stamp camp but having problems with the measurements of the papers used. Please help me.

Alessandra
alita@aol.com

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Yeah! I LOVE this one toooo! Thanks for visiting my blog and playing along!