Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Elegant Thanks

SU-Only Challenges     SUO Challenge #49-A Special Thank You
Our Creative Corner     Color Challenge-Pink, Navy, and another color, no neutrals

I started the idea for this card with the theme from SU-Only Challenges and the colors from Our Creative Corner. No sketch this time, so I had to come up with the base to start from. Every once in awhile it's nice to create a card that's not a rectangle. With Stampin' Up's Framelits-Labels Collection I used the largest framelit to create the card. You know how that goes--you place your folded card stock just over the edge so that when you run it through your machine you are left with a hinge. For this one my hinge was kind of small so I added two eyelets on each side of the left point to be able to tie the bow through. 
The base card is cut from Midnight Muse, the second mat is Pink Pirouette, and for my third color I used River Rock. That's what I dyed the seam binding with and lightly sponged around the pink die cut before I removed it from the die. The main images are stamped with Midnight Muse ink and the small leaf flourish with the pen is with River Rock ink. The finishing touches are the pearls and a bit of piercing,which I don't know if you can see on the card base.
I'm really liking these large dies and hope Stampin' Up comes up with some more shapes.
Hope this sparks some creative mojo and helps to break of your card shapes.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

1 comment:

Karen Barber said...

SO beautiful!! I wish this stamp set was in the new catalog! LOVE your colors, and that beautiful bow!! Thanks for playing along in our challenge!!