October 28, 2010

WMSC #20, Color Cue #9, & Paper Players #21


Hi friends!  After another round of family visitors, I finally had a chance to work on a couple of cards last night.  It was truly blissful, even though I didn't get much sleep!  Anyway, I combined three challenges for this one, including the Waltzingmouse sketch, the colors from the Color Cue, and the card "recipe" at The Paper Players, which calls for one patterned paper, a punched item, and a sentiment.

I needed to make a wedding card for a friend, and these colors seemed to fit the bill.  I've had this paper from American Crafts in my stash for months, so it was time to use it.

To make this card:
1.  Cut square card base from black cardstock.  Adhere square of patterned paper on top.
2.  Stamp chandelier in black onto white cardstock and heat emboss.  Mat on black cardstock with a punched bottom edge.
3.  Wrap black satin ribbon around bottom of main panel and adhere.  Attach pink satin bow.
4.  Stamp and heat emboss sentiment in black ink onto white cardstock.  Cut out using tag punch.  Punch a hole in one end of the tag and string with silver floss.  Thread floss through knot of pink bow and tie off.  Attach tag to panel with foam adhesive.
5.  Adhere main panel to card base with foam adhesive.  Embellish with black pearls.


Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (True Black, white)
Patterned paper:  American Crafts
Stamps:  Prima (Cantaria), Papertrey Ink (Mega Mixed Messages)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Black)
Tools:  McGill (tag punch), Fiskars (hole punch), EK Success (border punch)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (Sweet Blush ribbon), Michaels (black ribbon), Queen & Co. (pearls), Stampendous (clear embossing powder), DMC floss

I decided to start listing the steps of how I make my cards instead of just rambling on about them.  That way you can skip right over it if you're not interested and still not miss any of the *important* stuff I have to say in the rest of the post!  And as always, I welcome your feedback, not just on my cards but on my blog content, so let me know what you think.

I hope you're having a fantastic day!  Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Lavender Rose said...

This elegant card is perfect for both challenges. Your embossed chandelier makes a striking focal point, very stylish!

Karen B. said...

So stunning and beautiful, the colors and image really create a wow factor.

Marisa said...

Wonderfully elegant card! Love the pop of pink with the bow.

Jean Martin said...

Beautiful card Christina! That's so nice of you to put down detailed instructions for the card! :)

Jenny said...

So pretty , love this :) :) :) :) :) :) love the pink!!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card!! I just love the chandelier stamp!! Great job with the challenges! ♥♥♥

Susie said...

This is such an elegant card! Love the embossing.

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous, love the colors and embossing, very elegant! thanks for playing along this week at the WMSC!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty and elegant Christina! Great take on this week's sketch! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Amy said...

Wow what a great card incorporating 3 challenges into this! Christina, I love your work....this is amazing!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so elegant! wow! thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love this beautiful and elegant card! The pink and gray look marvelous together!

Laurie said...

A perfect card for the challenge! I love that chandelier!

Jen Carter said...

This is so prettY! Love how you used these colors!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is beautiful, Christina! So elegant! Great take on the Color Cue!

Elise said...

Hello, talented one! This is exquisite! SUCH great use of the W9 color cue #9! I hope you can forgive me for taking SO long to get by and give you some well-deserved love! I'm DELIGHTED that you shared your talent with us!

Kerrianne said...

Such an elegant & stunning card...truly simple and gorgeous! Love it!

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