Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #232

Many thanks to the Operators at Stamping 411 for featuring my card in this weeks' Stampers Showcase!

This weeks' challenge over at Stamping 411 was to create something clean and simple  following Saturday Sketch Challenge #232.  Unfortunately for me, I have a real problem with CAS -- it doesn't seem right not to have something right in the middle of the card!  CAS is definitely not my friend.   Go over and check out the Operators challenge this week and see what you can come up with!

What you can't see:  The paper rose was made according to Melanie Schulenberg's fab video tutorial over her beautiful blog, Pockets of Inspiration.  The bottom edges of the top layer were cut using the new Edgelit.

What I should've done:  Put pearls at the top of each upward scoop of the Edgelit.  Maybe next time!

All products are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Take it to Heart, Loving Thoughts

Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment dsp

Ink:  Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Close to Cocoa, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Big Shot, Edgelit, Ticket-Corner punch, Birds &Blossoms Sizzlit, Little Leaves Sizzlit, brads, sponges, Old Olive 5/8" satin ribbon, Aquapainter


gbarron56 said...

My dear Lisa -- forget about Clean and Simple and just keep doing what you are doing and what you love. This card is drop-dead GORGEOUS!!! Keep stamping and keep sharing and thanks for playing along this week on Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Anonymous said...

This really is gorgeous!!! Love that paper!!!

Sharon said...

I love your card. I love how you used the flower in place of the bow. Fabulous touch. and CAS is not my friend, either. But, your beautiful card, just may have sparked my curiosity to play in this challenge. Love what you did!

Patti Chesky said...

Okay, I am picking my jaw up and off the floor! I LOVE THIS!!!! Thanks so much for the sneak peek!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This card is beautiful!! You did an awesome job and I love love love that paper flower!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #46 with a link back to your blog on 12-11-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

Thanks and take care
Tiffany Bauer

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

This is simply gorgeous. Love all the detail. It's perfect!!!

Selene Kempton said...

An absolutely stunning creation! wow!

Sandi said...

Lisa, this is beautiful! Don't worry, you have CAS down to a tee. As long as you keep that vintage/chabby chic look you have a winner in my book all the time!!

Jean McKenzie said...

I just love this card - it needs nothing more on it - you have co ordinated everything together so well!