Saturday, March 26, 2011

Inkspirations & Stampin Celebration Inspiration Challenges

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Today's card is for 2 challenges.
Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #63 - It's been a long time since I played along with Inkspirations.  Makeesha creates great sketches for us!  Take a look...
Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge SCIC #45 is a color challenge.  I just found this challenge last night, and I was really drawn to the colors in the inspiration photo.  So elegant!  Check it out...
And, my card:

When I decided to combine these two challenges, I knew right away that I was going to pull out my La Creme patterned paper pad.  I chose one of the pieces of flocked paper.  I think the colors are perfect!
These challenges were so easy to put together, and fun :)
I stamped my sentiment panel with a stamp from SU's Always Elegant stamp set in Crumb Cake.  The shapes in the flourish are so similar to the flourish shapes in the patterned paper.  Before I removed the panel from the die, I sponged it with a bit of Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped my sentiment in black, right over the flourish.  I love the soft look of that background.  As a finishing touch, I applied two pieces of a black rhinestone flourish.  It's difficult to see them in the photos, but they really "pop" in real life.

Thanks so much for stopping in.  I hope you'll come back again!

Supplies ~
Card stock: whisper white, crumb cake (SU)
Ink: crumb cake, basic black (SU)
Patterned paper: La Creme stack (DCWV)
Stamps: flourish from Always Elegant, sentiment from Kind and Caring Thoughts (SU)
Die: labels four (Spellbinders)
Black rhinestone flourishes: Recollections
Seam binding: crumb cake (SU)


  1. Wow--this is stunning!! Love how you sponged and stamped your sentiment too. So elegant! Glad you joined us at Stampin' Celebration!!

  2. Beautiful paper. Love the use of the black rhinestones. Your sentiment is so pretty and the touch of ribbon is perfect. So glad you played along with us at Stampin' Royalty.

  3. Loooove it, Susie! Very fine and delicate! The paper is si beautiful, everything is combined in perfect harmony! Ahh, i wish i had such a paper(((

  4. This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us Stampin' Celebration this week!

  5. Wow...this is so elegant! That paper is perfect for the challenge this week! Thanks for playing at the Stampin' Celebration blog this week!

  6. Loving that DP and how you combined the challenges! Fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

  7. I really love the way you used this paper....Beautiful card Susie
    WELL DONE :0)

  8. Just stunning. I love the paper.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the detail and texture. Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

  10. Such an elegant card Susie! Love your choice of DSP, stamps & embellies. :)


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