Feb 06 2009

Bloggers Challenge 85 – Sketch

Well, this is the third time I’ve tried to post this card!  I keep getting an error message before it saves and it is wiping out everything I’ve already typed in!  Ugh!  So…trying one more time to post my card!

I decided to use a color scheme of Basic Black, Whisper White and Sahara Sand.  Very elegant!  I cut a scallop circle with the large Scallop Circle die, then stamped the large flower with Basic Black and the small flower with Sahara Sand.  I layered it on Basic Black and then the base card of Sahara Sand.  I added a strip of Sahara Sand over top and tied it with some White Taffeta Ribbon.  The greeting is stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White and layered on Basic Black and Sahara Sand, too!  I added a couple 1/4 Whisper White circles to the upper left to balance out the card.

If this looks semi-familiar, it is because this card was the inspiration for the card I posted the other day with Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand!  I finished this one earlier in the week and was saving it for today!

Hope you have a great weekend!  It is supposed to warm up around here, finally!  I’d love to see this snow go away!

Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral
C/S:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks:  Basic Black
Other:  Scallop Circle die, White Taffeta Ribbon, 1/4 circle punch






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21 People have left comments on this post

Feb 6, 2009 - 08:02:43
Marcia said:

Connie, this is beautiful. A subtle yet elegant card.

🙂 Marcia

Feb 6, 2009 - 08:02:58
Lisa said:

Beautiful – love the elegance of the B&W

Feb 6, 2009 - 08:02:59

Ohhh stunning! Love the simplicity and elegance of this! TFS!

Feb 6, 2009 - 08:02:46
Penny Ginnery said:

Connie, I LOVE this card. It is stunning and a keeper. Thanks for your inspiration!

Feb 6, 2009 - 09:02:11
Lynn Mercurio said:

Wow, what a stunning color combo! A spectacular job with this week’s challenge.

Feb 6, 2009 - 09:02:41

Love what you’ve done with this sketch challenge. A very elegant card … Pat

Feb 6, 2009 - 10:02:50

Very elegant. I can’t wait to use that set. Beautiful job Connie.

Feb 6, 2009 - 10:02:54
Toni said:

Beautiful Connie! And now I’m regretting not ordering that set already. 🙁 I really love this.

Feb 6, 2009 - 11:02:33
Patti Chesky said:

So pretty! I love the modern feel to this card. The two circles in the upper corner balance the card perfectly. Great job!!

Feb 6, 2009 - 11:02:56
Rachel Hope said:

Very pretty! So elegant!

Feb 6, 2009 - 01:02:58

Beautiful Job Connie! I love those scallops! How clever!

Feb 6, 2009 - 03:02:31
kim howard said:

Very pretty card Connie!

Feb 6, 2009 - 06:02:05
Lisa B. said:

What a wonderful color combo of the black and sahara sand! Simply gorgeous!

Feb 6, 2009 - 10:02:35

This is so pretty and elegant Connie! What wonderful colors! 😀

Feb 6, 2009 - 10:02:25
Lori said:

This is gorgeous, Connie! The color scheme and images are so elegant looking.

Feb 6, 2009 - 10:02:03
Lisa Martz said:

Loved it the other night…still love it today! Very elegant.

Feb 6, 2009 - 11:02:04
Ida said:

Great use of the large flowers in that set. Love the clean look of your card.

Feb 7, 2009 - 10:02:23

So sophisticated with these colors, Connie. I really like what you did here. Into the idea file for me! TFS!

Feb 7, 2009 - 11:02:02
BarbaraD said:

Ohhhhh! I just LOVE this!! So simple…so elegant. I’ve been eyeing up that stamp set. You have definitely “sent me over the edge!” It’s going to be on my next order!! FABULOUS card!!

Feb 8, 2009 - 12:02:23

connie love your card, the white and black is very elegant..Love the over-stamping technique.
connie paxman

Feb 10, 2009 - 06:02:31

Wow! Very pretty and elegant. Love the colors with this stamp set!