Tuesday, February 26, 2008

...Color Challenge #155

Here's another card for today....this is it, I promise! I wanted to go ahead and post it before it got too hectic around here today. This is my submission for today's Color Challenge at SCS. The colors we were to use were as follows: Basic Black, Whisper White, and River Rock. This combination just screams elegant sophistication to me, so I created an engagement announcement.

The card base is Basic Black cardstock measuring 11 X 4-1/4, and when folded to open at the bottom measures 5-1/2 X 4-1/4. The next layer up consists of Whisper White cardstock 3-1/8 X 4-3/8), Basic Black cardstock (3 X 4-1/4), River Rock cardstock (2-7/8 X 4-1/8), and Basic Black cardstock again (2-3/4 X 4) that has been dry embossed using the CuttleBug Textile Texture Embossing Folder and a Sizzix Machine. Whisper White Craft Ink was then gently rubbed over the dry embossed image using a Sponge Dauber to make the embossing more visible. Each layer is attached to the other using SNAIL Adhesive, then attached to the card base using the same adhesive. The next panel up is Whisper White cardstock (2-1/4 X 2-1/4) and River Rock cardstock (2-1/8 X 2-1/8) which were attached to each other using adhesive, then faux stitched around the edges using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. A Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker was used to create the "thread" in the faux stitching.

The focal image consists of several stamps from the sets "Carte Postale" and "Together Forever" from Stampin' Up! The large round flourish in the background, and the sentiment, are the only ones from "Together Forever". The sentiment was stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink directly onto the black card base, then embossed with Ranger Seafoam White Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. The large flourish was stamped in VersaMark Ink onto a scrap piece of River Rock cardstock, then embossed with Ranger Black Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. It was then cut out using CutterBee Scissors, and attached to the top panel using Dimensionals. The square flower medallion from "Carte Postale" was stamped twice in VersaMark Ink onto the same scrap piece of River Rock cardstock as before, and was embossed with the previously mentioned black embossing powder. The first medallion flower was punched out using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch, then the second was carefully cut out using CutterBee Scissors. The round flower medallion was attached to the large flourish using Dimensionals, then the flower that was cut out was combined with a Mixed Vintage Prima Flower, and attached to each other using a Pearl Brad. The completed flower was added to the round flower medallion with the use of Dimensionals again. The bird from "Carte Postale" was stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink onto the scrap piece of River Rock cardstock, embossed with white embossing powder, then cut out. The brush tip of the black marker was used to outline the bird, then it was attached to the card using a tiny strip of Dimensionals.

That's it for today.....scout's honor! I'll let you all know about Christian's test results tomorrow, and hopefully have a card for the Sketch Challenge for Wednesday. Until then.....Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: Carte Postale, Together Forever

Paper: Basic Black, River Rock, Whisper White

Ink: Whisper White Craft, VersaMark

Accessories: dry embossing folder, sizzix machine, adhesive, dimensionals, black ep, white ep, scissors, 1-1/4" circle punch, mat pack, paper piercer, black marker, brad, prima flower, heat gun


Monique Van Keuren said...

Oohh! I LOVE this card! You really made those colors look beautiful! You made a comment on my SCS gallery and I saw your blog link so I checked it out. Your blog rocks! It has been added to my favorites. You are quite talented!

JAR said...

Praying that the results come back with something that is simple to fix right up! Beautiful card today!

Amy Sheffer said...

Drop dead gorgeous! So sleek and sophisticated. Love it!

shel9999 said...

Beautifully elegant!! (Prayers for your son on their way...I hope he's ok!)