Thursday, November 5, 2009

Plum Crazy

Hi Everyone! I have a new card today for 3 challenges.

Challenges:
Pile It On: Thank You Challenge
Creative Card Crew: Ribbons and Gems
Moxie Fab World: Capture the essence of Plum

To me, Plum is a very elegant and chic color. And all of the inspiration photos just screamed "style" to me. So, I tried to make this card elegant, with very crisp lines and perfectly stamped images in the squares...

I also added some background stamping behind the squares. Without that background stamping there didn't seem to be enough lead-in from the squares to the ribbon - it just looked to thrown together without that...

A perfectly tied bow, secured with twine and a button. I added glass beads on the twine - I think this detail give the twine a more finished look...

A cleanly stamped sentiment... as well as some coordinating gems strategically placed in the valleys of the edging.

There is just something about this card for me. I changed my mind multiple times in the middle of creating this, but I am so happy with the result!

Thanks for Looking!

{Thank You Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (PTI) Giga Guide Lines, PTI Guide Lines Two
Edge Punch: Fiskars Apron Lace
Ink: PTI Plum Pudding
Button: PTI Plum Pudding
Misc: Grosgrain ribbon, gems, twine, glass beads

5 comments:

Fru Larsen said...

I understand your happiness - it is very nice!
I like it too..

Have a nice evening
Fru Larsen

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Ooooooh - so pretty! I love that color - so elegant!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this card! Love the bling and the beads on the bow are a nice touch!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Perfectly lovely!!

Cath said...

Hey Deanne! Thanks for entering the Plum Crazy! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)