August 30, 2007

Sketch contest part 2

I really like Julee's sketch, so I came up with another entry last night. This card combines stamp companies too (I enjoying doing that for some reason).

The hardest part of this card was deciding on the ribbon. I kept switching back and forth between this pale green and a sheer black. I had a lot of trouble making up my mind, but finally went with the green (obviously). Looking at it now in blogger, I'm wishing I used the black!

I was inspired to create this card when flipping through some of my new Basic Grey paper pads. I saw this green/red/white piece from the Mellow collection and immediately thought of my new Papertrey stamps. Then I realized that there was a lot of swirling going on too, so I used SU!'s Baroque Motifs to "amplify" it! Main flower is paper pieced and raised. I added a green brad from Joann's too.

This almost looks Christmas-y doesn't it? Hmmm....might have to think on that bit. Maybe if I used Verve Visual's Fancy Florals for the main flower I could make a poinsettia image!

15 comments:

Jen said...

With that background, a poinsettia would be perfect for Christmas!

I like the victorian look of the card. So pretty!

leendaluu said...

I actually like the green---it doesn't compete with the right side of the card. Outside Ithaca....where all the old hippies have gone to die. ;-)

Mary said...

Love it...it does look like a Christmas card. Very pretty.

Maria said...

Great card! It's very elegant. I actually like the green ribbon. I blends well with the pattern paper and allows the sentiment to stand out. Your whole design is beautiful so any ribbon would have worked.

Fabulous job!

Maria

Julie Campbell said...

Dana. This card is beautiful. Seriously! You have some mad talent! If they're not already, someone needs to be paying you big bucks for creations like this one. I love the brad on the flower. You did an amazing job combining stamp sets, paper, and embellishments. I Love it!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is beautiful, love everything bout this card, including the color of the ribbon.

Allison said...

Love, love, love it!

malieta said...

This card is very nice also....great job Dana!

papermemories said...

Hi there!
Really thrilled that you visited my blog...very, very cool. I visit yours often to see your amazing work.

Jill

Ewokgirl said...

That combination of colors is stunning.

Shannan said...

That paper is so yummy, and the card is just amazing! I love it!

Corie said...

Oh I think everything works perfectly together on this card. You are so talented with it comes to putting together for cards. This one is just stunning.

Shadowcatcher said...

This is just beautiful, Dana! It gives me warm fuzzies just looking at it! :)

Heidi said...

Beautiful!!! You did an amazing job on this card!! The paper, stamps & embellishments all look so perfect together!!

Dee said...

This is just gorgeous!! I love the colors and the paper. Totally gorgeous