Thursday, October 18, 2007

SCS SKETCH CHALLENGE 146

This card is for yesterday's SCS Sketch Challenge (SC146). It did not turn out like I had originally envisioned ... not quite sure if I even like it ... for what it's worth, here it is. Don't ask me why, but I wanted to use Basic Black with Purely Pomegranate ... love the dramatic combination, but not sure if I love it for a Christmas card. What do you think?

The "Merry Christmas" sentiment was stamped in White Craft Ink. The rhinestones in the poinsettia centers are adhesive rhinestones from Michaels. The paper pierced panel of CS behind the main image is Rose Red, and the poinsettia images were stamped in Purely Pomegranate and raised with Stampin' Dimensionals.


RECIPE

Stamps: Season of Joy (pg. 2-3 2007 Holiday Mini), "Merry Christmas" sentiment from All Holidays (pg. 143)


Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, and Rose Red CS, Holiday Harmony DP (pg. 12 2007 Holiday Mini

Ink: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate Classic Ink Pads, White Craft Ink Pad

Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon (pg. 22 2007 Holiday Mini), Adhesive Rhinestones from Michaels

Tools: Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template, Horizontal Slot Punch

Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals



29 comments:

Missy said...

I love this color combo! You mind if I CASE your card? LOL

Flossie's Follies said...

Love this card your colors and flowers, it is beautiful.

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Oh Nancy I love it! I think the black looks great with it! BEAUTIFUl!

Dottie K said...

Just beautiful!!!! Love the color combo and bling in those flowers. You always amaze me! :)

Deborah said...

No worries on this beauty! It is just gorgeous for a Christmas card! Love it! Deb

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Wonderful card, Nancy. Love the colors and those flowers are just perfect!

Nancy said...

Absolutely Stunning!

Corie said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS. I want to CASE every card that you do. This one is a MUST.

BIG HUGS and SMILES

Jenn in GA said...

nancy, i agree with you that i think it's a bit dark for a Christmas card. how 'bout this? change the base to white, add black paper pierced where the rose red is, and add some black gingham with the wide ribbon.

Kim said...

Love your color combo that you came up with! I love putting different colors with black! I miss the Cramberry Crips, think it will be my forever fave! Good job on the challenge!

Dawn Easton said...

It's a BEAUTIFUL card! I really like the colour combo! I don't normally pull out black but I love how it all pops! Fantastic job and that ribbon is yummy!

kathleenh said...

Beautiful card Nancy!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

nancy,
Another outstanding card. This is so striking. Chris

My Paper World said...

Really beautiful, you make really great cards!

Lori said...

Beautiful! The shades of red really pop against the black and white.

Michele said...

Oh, I love it!!!

Melissa said...

I love it! It's fabulous!

Amy said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy! I really like those colors together! Such a fancy looking card with the swirl, ribbon and bling! LOVE IT!

corinnesomerville said...

Great job on this one (as usual :) !!! Love the colors.

Tara said...

gorgeous card! I love the black and rose red together!!

Carol said...

I think it's a great card! Purely Pomegranate is one of my favorites though, and I love it with black. Great cut out flowers and paper piercing too!

diane mcvey said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!! WOW, what a treat...just beautiful :)

Rose Ann said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the colors and your arrangement of the flowers! Beautiful bling and ribbon too! I love it, Nancy!!

nancy morgan said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! Love it!! = )

Jill Hilliard said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!

I love it

Pat S. said...

That is just the most gorgeous Christmas card that I have seen!
I never considered using black for Christmas, but you made it look os elegant! Fantastic job!!!

Theresa said...

Stunning!!!

beate said...

Oh my goodness!!! Your card is fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Heather P. said...

Oh WOW, this is amazingly beautiful!!