Saturday, August 27, 2011

Paper and Fabric

Howdy!  It's Saturday!  Oh, doesn't feel wonderful to be IN the weekend!  It does.  Let me kick off my shoes, grab a latte, and take a deep breath!
It's time to break out your paper crafting items, and join these fabulous girls over @ Our Creative Corner for another challenge!  Well, Vicki has given us another challenge.  This challenge is a color challenge.  The colors are Basic Gray and Basic Black with a pop of Real Red.  Sounds pretty easy.  What I did was pull everything out that was black, gray, or red.  I mixed papers and different embellishments.  You know, the usual.  
Here is Vicki's color block:
Here is my card:
Let me just say that no, your eyes are not playing tricks on you.  There is NO rubber stamping on this card.  Once I pulled all my color appropriate stuff out, I got to mixing and matching, and forgot to leave room for a stamp!  But, I really like the card.  And if nothing else, it shows the versatility of the products.
The card base is made with Basic Black card stock.  I layered a piece of black and cream pattern paper from Love Letters DSP.  I had a scrap piece of that fabulous rose pattern paper.   I put it on crooked on purpose.  I wanted some visual interest, so I kept opposite corners on the pattern paper, and chopped off the over hanging corners.  I had a scrap piece of of that black hounds tooth pattern paper from the Love Letters DSP and a scrap piece of the text pattern paper from the News Print DSP, that really looked tailored and handsome together.  So, I added those scrap strips across the lower middle of my crooked card stock.  I found this fabric tab in my drawer of embellishments and thought it looked fun, so I added that too.  I tied a piece of Real Red Satin ribbon around these layered pieces.  The oval tag was already made. I added some foam tape behind the card stock oval tag.  I adhered 5 rhinestone jewels to the bottom line on the oval tag.  I found these two black corner flourishes, and add to add those.  
This card has a few different products on it, but I don't think it looks 'heavy' or over-loaded.  Let me know what you think.  Now, go create something wonderful using Basic Black, Basic Gray, and a pop of Real Red, and enter our challenge over @ Our Creative Corner challenge blog.


Erum Tasneem said...

what a fabulous creation! I love all the detail.

Vicki Burdick said...

this is gorgeous Sharon, even with no stamping!! Your cards are always pure vintage gorgeous-ness!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous - the layers are intense and I especially love that folded/tucked bright ribbon. What a great touch!

Holly Barrett said...

I love that flower patterned paper! Sometimes I forget that I don't always have to stamp to finish a card. Great reminder to get creative with some new materials!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is so beautiful! I love that you didn't use stamps either....they aren't even missed! You beautifully captured the colors of the challenge. Hope your week is going well!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon this is SO pretty! I love how you layered all of the pretty papers together. They work perfectly yogether! The ribbon accents and the pop of bling finish it off perfectly, too. I always love your fabulous creations! :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I never would have known that you didn't stamp on this one - LOL! What a wonderful job you did with the color challenge. I think you got the mix of the colors just right. A delightful combination of papers, colors and textures has created a beautiful card. Love that ribbon and that lovely splash of fabric. Hope you've had a great week.


Kristin said...

Even without a stamp, this is lovely! The patterned papers are so beautiful and they way you assembled them is wonderful, I especially love the circle sentiment die cut, very pretty. Sorry it took a while to get my comments here - crazy week!