April 23, 2010

Curtain Call color challenge Act 26 & Card Patterns 60

Hello again! I have a card for two more challenges today. First up, this color combo at Stacey's Stamping Stage really appealed to me. I've seen a lot of home decor and accessories lately with this combination and I think it looks really elegant.

I used this sketch from Card Patterns. I had a basic layout done very quickly, but then the embellishing took me forever! Does that happen to you? I just had a hard time giving it a finished look that I was happy with.

Unfortunately the lighting is terrible today, so the yellow doesn't come out bright and cheery like in real life. I used 2 different background pattern stamps by Martha Stewart in white ink to give the yellow and light gray blocks some interest. I cut out the scalloped circle and label with my Nestabilities. The charcoal-stamped strips on the label are from TPC Studio, and the sentiment is from Papertrey's Mega Mixed Messages.

Cardstock: Bazzill; Stamps: Martha Stewart Crafts, TPC Studio, Papertrey Ink; Ink: Jo-Ann stores, Clearsnap; Tools: Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Sizzix by Ellison; Rhinestones: Me & My Big Ideas; other: ribbon

I thought this card needed a little sparkle to go with the elegant colors, but I had a difficult time integrating them into the design. I guess it's the tomboy in me--I rarely use bling on my projects!

I did manage to finish the inside of my card, choosing to go very simple and layer the same stamped patterned papers found on the outside, leaving lots of room for a personal message.

Okay, I'm off to run some errands before the weekend arrives. What do you have planned? I hope you find some time to be crafty! Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

dstandard said...

Totally gorgeous - elegant! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Simply stated, love the inside too!

Stacey Schafer said...

love all of the stones, Christina! they are perfect additions to your clean & simple design:) thanks so much for sharing this 'fabulous' creation at the Curtain Call!

Sue Kohler said...

Certainly "absolutely fabulous", what a stunning card christina! thanks for playing along with us this week! :)

yyam said...

Wow! What a classy and elegant take on the CP sketch! Love the sparkles! :)

Po prostu "Karteczki" said...

Beautiful card!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Congrats dear. Lovely card.

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