Thursday, August 27, 2009

Colour Create 26

Hi Everyone! Woo hoo it's Colour Create time! This is my second challenge as part of the design team, and I just wanted to thank all of you for all of your lovely comments during the last challenge! You are all so kind - thank you so much for the very warm welcome!

For Challenge #26,the color scheme is ruby, gold, and cream, and the extra option is gems. There is an awesome prize from Simon Says Stamp - check out their site - they have absolutely everything! You can details about the prize at Colour Create.

Anyway, here is the inspiration photo:

Isn't that ring magnificent? It just looks so regal to me! So as I was thinking about the card for this challenge, I just kept thinking of royalty and jewels. I also happened to need an anniversary card.

So, this is what I came up with:

For the card base, I used a patterned cardstock from K&Company. It had a red and cream pattern on it, and I thought it would be so perfect for this card. Then I promptly covered it with ruby colored cardstock and then the cream cardstock - ha ha!

I embossed the cream cardstock with the Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder. But before I embossed it, I inked the embossing folder with gold pigment ink. After I embossed the cardstock, I added some sparkly embossing powder and heat set. That is a really neat effect that makes rally nice backgrounds. I am hoping you can see that detail in the close-up picture.

I printed the sentiment on my computer. The sentiment and the frames were cut using the Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles.

I crocheted the flower using a pattern from Nichole Heady. I have used that pattern many many times now - it is great for beginning crocheters like me! I added some cream ribbon and secured the flower to the ribbon with a button. Finally I added some ruby colored jewel strips.

That's all for today. If you get a chance, check out the other Design Team Members creations - they are all gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!

{Anniversary Card Details}
Base cardstock: K&Company
Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Basics String of Pearls; Bazzill Basics Red Carpet
Gold Paper: The Paper Company December Gold
Ribbon: 7/8" grosgrain, antique white; gold ribbon was not labelled
Gold Ink: Archival Ink Galaxy Gold
Embossing: Cuttlebug Textile Texture folder
Rectangles cut with Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles Dies
Misc: Ruby rhinestone stickers; red button


Di said...

This is just fabulous DEanne, i love the embossing technique you have used and its such a classy card!

Hugs Di xxx

scrappyjan said...

Love your card sweeite... The design is stunning along side of that beautiful flower... Love the way you have made your own paper by doing the embossing.
hugs and have a great day janny

August 27, 2009 7:38 AM

Dena said...

Darn, everytime I see this card I just think "wow, that is gorgeous". I just love how you used the cuddlebug and made that part all sparkly. Those embellishments look so rich! Hugs, Dena

Mina said...

wow this is stunning Deanne, so elegant and beautful...the embssing is great for adding another dimension to it
Mina xxx

Faye said...

So very elegant, Deanne.

Sharon said...

This is amazing Deanne. Fantastic embossed background - I love the technique you used. A gorgeous use of the Gems and such a beautiful sentiment too. Love it.
Sharon xx
P.S. I've just noticed the link to you isn't working in the challenge post - I'll fix that now.

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Deanne.
Love the embossed paper and the flower is fabulous.
So elegant!

Karen x

Rica said...

Gorgeous Deanne - so luxurious!!
Fabulous embossing, flowers and details and that sentiment is so beautiful.
hugs Heather xx

Fran, said...

Love your crocheted flower, I will check out the pattern. Beautiful card and color scheme. It's ok about the swan because I plan to use your sentiment. If you want the picture I used of the swan I will send it.(without the verse)

June said...

How gorgeous and that flower is superb
hugs June x

Glenda T. said...

This card was gorgeous and I just loved this color scheme. I love being challenged to play with colors that I maybe wouldn't have thought of otherwise. Love this!!