Saturday, May 12, 2012


Today's card is for two challenges - Inspiration Challenge at SCS (IC336 - Website:  Hard to Find), and Clean & Simple's Sketch Challenge (FTL190).

The "Hard to Find" website has amazing products and it was hard to pick just one ... but this beautiful "Emerald Dreams Pendant" necklace really caught my eye.

And here's the sketch from Clean & Simple (FTL190):

Here's my card for both challenges ... this is a little busy for the Clean & Simple challenge, but I saw the example from the designer, and I think it's about the same as her's ... so I should be ok  :)


Stamps:  Oak Branch (Stampscapes); Tranquility stamp - retired from SU!
Paper:  Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Floral Screen embossing folder (Cuttlebug), sponges

I cut out an oval from Whisper white cardstock and sponged the top with Certainly Celery ink, the bottom with Always Artichoke ink and then stamped part of the tree branch in Basic Black ... adding a little sponged black at the bottom and top.  I framed it with an oval of Basic Black cardstock.

Ran Certainly Celery cardstock through my Big Shot with the embossing folder and then sponged over top with Certainly Celery ink to highlight the embossing.

Mounted all the pieces as shown in the photo above, popping up the oval with dimensionals to add depth.

The inside panel is Certainly Celery cardstock with a 1 1/4" strip of embossed cardstock on the left-hand side, framed with black.


Karren said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous. Love the black sponging - really adds to the overall "mood" of the card. Cheers Karren

Pam said...

Drop-dead gorgeous! Amazing!

NancyS (momsnack) said...

WOW!! Your card is beautiful!
NancyS (momsnack)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Loll.....I LOVE your sponged silhouette main image, color combination and layout. Your eb background adds so much texture and interest too. TFS

Susanne said...

I love you're card! It's a real eyecatcher.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and you're right, the necklace is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is beautiful.

Sillyfilly said...

Loll this is gorgeous! I love trees and this oak branch has always caught my eye but what you did with it is amazing.
I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Tosca Neri said...

I LOVE this design so much because of the color choices and the smoky look that reminds me of pictures of Japanese trees in the fog. Your design inspired me to create a card my group's challenge except I used a peacock but kept the oriental look.