Saturday, February 4, 2012

Love is in the Air

Happy Saturday!  Thank you for stopping by.  I'm the hostess this week over @ Our Creative Corner.  And since St. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I created this weeks challenge around romance.  The rules are pretty simple: create a paper craft item (card, scrapbook page layout, 3-D item, an altered item) and use the colors: Pink, Grey, and Kraft.  Now, I'm a girly-girl, so I'd also like you to add some sparkle (rhinestones, glitter, metal) anything that shines!  And since its for St. Valentine's Day, don't forget to include a heart-shape!  Sounds pretty and romantic, doesn't it?

Here is what I created:

My card base is crumb cake card stock.  I layered various pattern papers from Authentique and Paper Studio.  The seam binding is hand-dyed pretty in pink.  The tiny tag was created with the jewelry tag and teeny tiny wishes.  I stamped '{love}' in going gray classic ink.  I sponged the edges of the tiny tag with crumb cake classic ink.  I tied a grey button on with white bakers twine.
The scallop circle was created with a perfect pennant die.  I added a 1 3/4" circle of pattern paper to the center.  I cut the heart-shape with the hearts die.  I added a lock from Melissa Frances.
I created the banner with the cone die.  The sentiment is stamped in grey classic ink and matted it on crumb cake card stock.  The circles were added to give the card some balance.  I applied the rhinestone flourish as my final touch.  Easy-peasy, stick and clip.  (Stick the rhinestone swirls down, and clip with scissors where the rhinestones fall off the card.)
Now, lets see what you create!  Stop on over to the Our Creative Corner to see what the super talented ladies have created, and hopefully we inspire you to play along!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon,
First let me say this is a great Challenge.
Secondly, your card is a cacophony of indulgence, the flower rhinestones, hearts, circles, die-cuts and Pp all make a truly delightful card, and I want to keep looking at it in case I have missed an element, I like this genre; plenty of bits and pieces...... as far as I am concerned there is never enough.

Marie said...

Stunning card, Sharon. There is lots of eye appeal in this beauty. Love the rhinestone flourishes that swirl around the card. Great color combo! Thanks.

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Sharon, your card is so gorgeous! Love all the elements on the card especially the flower. The bg dp is also fabulous!!!... ^_^

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... Sharon this is gorgeous, I love all your detailing - the rhinestone flourish is TDF, the polka dot heart, the beautfiul shabby ribbon bow and of course .... the "PS I love you" ... simple, sweet and fabulous!
Thanks for the great challenge this week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Sharon! Love, love, love all the patterned papers and your colors are just lovely. And the rhinestone flourish and shabby bow are the perfect finishers! Super job on a super challenge!

Hope you've had an awesome weekend!


Patrice Herrera said...

Lovely as usual Sharon. I love all the intricate detail you have added to this card!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

This card is gorgeous! I love how it looks like its laid out mosaic style (one of my favorite techs). The bling is an added bonus of gorgeousness! Love the bow as well! Just striking!

MarcyK924 said...

AWESOME card Sharon! So much to look at, I keep coming back to it! I love the bling and your technique and that bow is a stunner! Thanks for such a fun challenge! Hugs, Marcy

Vicki Burdick said...

Sharon, this is awesome, love, love, love your seam binding bow and all the rhinestone swirls!!! Love it!!!