Dec 18 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Sketch

I'm back!  I've been hit or miss on the Bloggers' Challenges the past month.  Just too crazy busy, I guess!  I love sketch challenges, though, so couldn't let this one go by without doing up a card real quick!

Here is the sketch for today's challenge.  I decided to turn it on the vertical to make my card.

The Stampin' Up! stamp, A Brand New Year, is one I really purchased for future use.  I knew that I wouldn't be making New Year's cards THIS year, but I loved this stamp!  I figure sometime in the future, I can use it on scrapbook pages or for invitations.  I don't have anything like it in my stash!

I started with a base of Shimmer White cardstock and layered on Brushed Gold cardstock.  I ran the Soft Suede layer thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder and highlighted each of the flower centers with a blender pen and Encore Gold Metallic Ink.  I stamped the A Brand New Year image in Versamark on Shimmer White and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  I colored in the champagne glass with Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker.  This was layered onto Basic Black for some drama!  As a final touch, I added three clear round Rhinestone Brads along the left side and a strip of Groom Designer Stripe Paper along the top! 

I think this card has a lot of impact!  What do you think?  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and finish up everything you need to do to get ready for Christmas!



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15 People have left comments on this post

Dec 18, 2009 - 11:12:08
Lisa Bohler said:

I just love all of the texture that you have on your card and the combination of the suede, gold and black!  Wonderful!

Dec 18, 2009 - 11:12:55
Patti Chesky said:

Very pretty Connie.  The colors are striking…esp with the stamp embossed in gold.  I bet it's even prettier in person. 

Dec 18, 2009 - 12:12:30

Wonderful choice of colors, great New Years card!

Dec 18, 2009 - 12:12:52
Ida said:

Great use of that stamp.  I like it too and your card is just wonderul.

Dec 18, 2009 - 01:12:29
Tami Black said:

Love all the texture on this card and the colors — I'm sure you will use the whale out of this!  Very cute…

Dec 18, 2009 - 02:12:33

What a fabulous festive card, Connie – love the colors and your theme! Great take on the sketch!

Dec 18, 2009 - 04:12:50
Rachel Hope said:

Wonderful card…love the embossing!

Dec 18, 2009 - 04:12:23

Very pretty!  Love all the sparkle.

Dec 18, 2009 - 05:12:12
Nikki said:

This is gorgeous!   Love the gold embossing! {SMILES}

Dec 18, 2009 - 11:12:34
Shelly Schmidt said:

Wonderful card- I do not think I have ever seen this stamp- I'll have to look it up- great card for new Years!  TFS

Dec 18, 2009 - 11:12:33
Lori said:

Beautiful card, Connie!  Love all the sparkle and shimmer.

Dec 19, 2009 - 11:12:29

Love it Connie!!!!

Dec 20, 2009 - 05:12:43

Good to see you  back–love that card–perfect for the incoming year.  CELEBRATE!

Dec 20, 2009 - 08:12:17

This is super pretty Connie!  Fantastic job!

Dec 21, 2009 - 01:12:27
tiffany said:

Great job with the sketch!!! I loved how you turned it!! Love this stamp too, I have it but have not inked it up yet!! Note to self to ink this one up before the new year is gone!!