Friday, January 21, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 187

Good Evening Friends!

Well ~ can I just say I {heart} this new stamp set, Bliss! It's not a set that I would normally be excited about, but when you layer the images... oh va va voom!!

Literally, this card makes my heart beat just a little faster! so delicate in the design of this set, and so EASY to make something look drop dead gorgeous!

I just LOVE when that happens.. when you know that this is why you put ink to paper.. ohhhh..

The photo doesn't do this justice, I used very vanilla, espresso (very dark brown that looks like black in my photo), rose red and melon mambo..

This card was inspired by the pocket book ensemble, we received at leadership. There was a pocket book, matching wallet, pocketbook holder hook, and matching calendar/planner, from our Sales Account Managers. On the planner, there was a gorgeous sizzix cut flower using melon mambo paper, and sponged with rose red ink.. Simply Stunning! I used the patterns and colors and the 411 sketch for this week to design this card.

I started by stamping that GORGEOUS Flourish with espresso ink on vanilla cardstock. I used some cut off's to stamp, and cut out the butterfly. I love it when scraps are useful! I added some bling to the butterfly from the JEWELS line of pearls.. so easy to use because they are self adhesive! :D

I embossed the border layer, using the new framed tulips embossing folder. The ribbon is the new rose red seam binding. I frayed the ends on purpose, then took one piece of the fibers to get the ribbon to scrunch in the middle. The button is one I got FREE at leadership as a giveaway. The matching buttons are available in the occasions mini through your demonstrator. :D

So here are some measurements...

Base: 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2" ~ very Vanilla
layer 2: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" ~ Early Espresso
Layer 3: 5 1/4" x 4" - This is the vanilla layer I embossed
Layer 4: 3 3/4" x 3" - i used a border punch on this layer for some added decor.
Layer 5: 3 5/8" x 2 1/2" ~ very vanilla

I will have to get some photos of that purse.. I'm still recovering from the trip but will do my best to get them up soon. The best thing about the trip was time spent with good friends. It was a joy to see most of the 411 crew!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

25 comments:

Rose said...

Beautiful, elegant and not bulky. I must make one for myself. Excellent work.

Cale Morin said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing. I found you through LNS

Dale Morin said...

I was so excited I misspelled my name! It is Dale not Cale. Sorry!

Christine Miscia said...

Love it - simple but gorgeous!

Butternutsage said...

you hit the nail on the head when you said Drop Dead Gorgeous. Selene it is beautiful!

Patti Chesky said...

Wowza Selene! You knocked this one outta the park. It is drop dead gorgeous!! That SAB stamp set is the first one I want. Love it!!!!

Stephanie said...

Took my breath away in it's simplicity and utter beauty!! I can HARDLY wait until I can lay my hands on the Bliss set!!

Linda said...

simply stunning

Jen Timko said...

Stunning...perfect! I love everything about it!!

Ellen said...

Very pretty! This card is fantastic!

Basement Stamper said...

Love this card, it is gorgeous!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossing around the edges and the colors of it!

Kerin said...

I can't get enough of this card Selene!! Holy cow this is SO stunning!!!

windchase said...

I love this card! This is my new favorite set & it is too bad it's a SAB set & won't be around for long.

inkedx2 said...

Beautiful Card!

Robbie

Robin Merriman said...

Wow, just beautiful! Love this one!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous...I'm inspired to use it for my Club this week!

Erna said...

wow. this is such a stunning card Selene!!

Kris McIntosh said...

This is simply the most gorgeous card. I will be CASING this one because I think it will make my customers "need" it very much. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny B said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the way your card turned out! My favorite color combo! The way you pulled the ribbon thru the button just caught my eye!

gbarron56 said...

Simple elegance, Selene -- love that it's so balanced and uncluttered. Fabulous job -- thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Gretchen

Tiffany Bauer said...

I just LOVE this card!!! I am featuring it on my very first My Crafty Picks on Sunday!!!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

I must become a follower your cards are absolutely stunning. They are drop dead gorgeous! They are truly inspirational!

Thanks for sharing!

Happy crafting.

Julie

Margaret said...
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Margaret said...

I'm a newbie to 411 & love what I have seen so far. This is one of my favorite new stamp sets and I love what you've done with it!