Mar 13, 2009

It's A Friday "Two-fer!"

Welcome to the Friday Blogger's Challenge...This week I combined "two" challenges into one card.  The Blogger's Challenge this week was (It's All About Texture) using texture/embossing plates.  I decided to combine the challenge with the Color Inspiration Challenge over at KWernerDesign as I really liked the color combo.  It's my very first time ever doing the Color Inspiration and I am really happy with how it turned out..             The colors were: Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White.  I started with a Card Base of Basic Black and then Stamped the Flower from (Fifth Avenue Floral) with Basic Gray ink stamping some off once to create a slightly lighter flower.  I then added a strip of Basic Black cs ran through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot embossing folder (my all time favorite).  Then I ran a piece of Basic Gray through the Cuttlebug using the Rows of Flowers and brushed them with Craft White ink.  I layered this to a piece of Whisper White that I had distressed the edges.  Next I stamped the sentiment (SU Sincere Salutations) with Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cs, punched it out with an Oval Punch (Marvy) and ran it through with the CB/Swiss Dot Embossing Folder.  I layered that to a Scallop Oval (Marvy) of Basic Gray cs and pierced the scallops.  I then stamped one flower with VersaMark and embossed it with Black Diamond EP from JudiKins - It sparkles in real life way more then it shows on the scan.  I colored some of the petals with a Copic Marker (Toner Gray No.5) and cut it out. I added a piece of Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon and mounted my images with foam mounting tape to complete the card. 
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19 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

LOVE this color combo and what you did with it is wonderful! Super card!

Connie said...

Very pretty...lots of texture! Love the monochromatic look with this stamp set!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Love it Ida - those colours work so well together and all the different elements in your card make this awesome!

:) Marcia

Lisa said...

Pretty card! I like the wa y you incorporated the two challenges!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Ida! So rich and elegant! You did a marvelous job combining these two challenges! :D

Maria said...

Such a gorgeous and elegant card, Ida. I really love the flowers. . .they're so pretty!! The monochromatic look to the card is beautiful. Awesome job on the color combo!

Maria

Basement Stamper said...

Great minds think alike, I think there were 3 of us that used her challenge this week. Love the layout you used!

Kerry D-C said...

Wow!! just gorgeous!! Love it!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW....Great card! Love the little strip of CB'd texture!

Elena said...

I love this color combination! I think you did such an amazing job! And the way how you use your CB embossing folders is so inspiratioanl!

Patti Chesky said...

This card is gorgeous Ida!! I love the touches of texture, the stamp set, the colors, the sketch. It's all so pretty!!

njburk said...

Great card Ida---love how you blended to projects into one!
Nola

Claudia said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Don't you just love it when you can "multitask"?!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Very pretty and I am loving this color combo!!!

Winter said...

Very pretty!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty, Ida. I really like the textured scallop-really pops!

Lori said...

This is so pretty, Ida! The monochromatic color scheme looks so nice with this set.

tonistamps said...

Wow Ida! Love all the different textures. Beautiful work.

Chrissy D said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! Love it! Very elegant and striking.