Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #187



Woo-hoo!  This card was featured on this week's Stampers Showcase over at Stamping 411!!  Thanks to all the operators who enjoyed my entry!

I'm really into the Saturday Sketch Challenges over at Stamping 411 these days -- many thanks to the Operators for their great sketches!  Check out this weeks' great sketch:




I made this card for my mother-in-law, who just lost her older sister to a stroke.  I punched one strip of the double-loop  in white, one in Always Artichoke, then layered the Always Artichoke under the white.  I cut a narrow strip of Always Artichoke, then ran it down the center and embellished with the tiniest pearls in the pearl Jewels.

The border embellishment under the central image is the same, but with only the tips of the loops showing.  The central image was color directly on the rubbah with markers to give the stamped image some depth.

Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers

Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, White, Springtime Vintage dsp

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo

Accessories:  Double-sided Loop punch, Ticket-Corner punch, Always Artichoke seam binding, Adornments, Dimensionals, Basic Pearl Jewels

10 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

So rich and beautiful! i will need a sympathy card this week.. I may just be casing you. (((hugs)))

Kerin said...

I'm an SU! only girl too, but that punch is just too gorgeous! Very pretty sympathy card :)

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful Lisa! I really love what you have done with those punches!

Robin Merriman said...

This is so lovely!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Love all of the elements in this card. It's just lovely!

Connie said...

It is so beautiful...love all the details. I need to send one off this week, too.

Patti Chesky said...

Stunning! The layering of the punches is so dramatic!

Sandi said...

Can't take my eyes off that fabulous bow Lisa -- beautiful!!

gbarron56 said...

This is such a beautiful card! Great job! Thanks for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Kristie said...

Very pretty, I love the image!