Thursday, October 21, 2010

BIG Love

Fancy a little white dress? Or cream perhaps?? That's what came to mind when I was making this card. Not to mention I have a case of "weddings on the brain"...with the one I missed last weekend as well as one I'm in this Sunday! And speaking of weddings, I'm pretty sure the piece of cream ribbon I used was actually from one of our wedding gifts (it'll be 7 years in May), so to say this card was made with Love is an understatement. It was made with blood too...well not really but I did manage to poke my finger a few times as I was stitching up the ribbon. Ouch!

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how this card turned out, especially when I found the PERFECT sentiment to go smack dab in the middle. I started off with this weeks Paper Players Sketch Challenge #20, as you can see I flipped the sketch a bit...I did have the embossed piece of card stock running horizontal BUT couldn't see any of the cool detail, so I placed it vertically on my card.

I then paired the sketch with the rich colors from the JUGS color challenge, Black, Cream (Very Vanilla) & Kraft (otherwise known as Crumb Cake)

Aren't these colors yummy together?? Makes me want to run out and change my bedroom to black & cream! I started off making the card the typical size by cutting a sheet of 8-1/2 by 11" card stock in 1/2 but once I had attached my rather large scrunched up ribbon, well, the base of the card kind of got swallowed up, so I went for a 6X6" instead. I used a SU! embossing folder for the background and then just dabbed black ink over the top to really bring out the depth in the paper. I was having a hard time finding a sentiment "pretty enough" to live up to the rest of the card and pulled out the LOVE from Love You Much. I used a piece of tape to cover the itty bitty words, you much, on the stamp while inking it into Craft Basic Black Ink, then pulled off the tape, stamped my image and viola, just a great big LOVE! After adding some black embossing powder and heating it to a shine, I couldn't resist adding just a tiny touch of bling on my flower. And there ya have it, in a nutshell, or rather, a LOVE shell!!
Happy Stamping!


LBCrafts said...

This is soooo pretty! I just love everything about it.


PS Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment!

Lisa Kind said...

See, that's why I don't like to throw things out...eventually you find something to use them with! Pretty ribbon treatment and great use of the JUGs challenge colors! Thanks for playing along with us!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is absolutely fabulous! The ribbon is stunning! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Andrea M said...

What a striking card! Love the ribbon frame - how beautiful :) Great use of the challenge colors :) Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Ruby said...

Love your card, that ribbon looks fab!

Always Playing with Paper said...

What a "love"ly creation, I know it will be cherished. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is gorgeous...have a fabby week!

enjoy *~*