Thursday, January 13, 2011

Creative Sketches Week 15 Black, White, & Silver

 Whew, just under the wire again. It's been a crazy week so far. It was wonderful to sit down and focus on creating a card. I had an idea then of course went a whole other direction for this challenge card. Our Creative Sketches challenge this week was the colors Basic Black, Whisper White and Brushed Silver. I chose quite a mix of old and new with this card. I'm working on a series of cards to showcase the new Occasions Mini Catalog for my new club so I chose the Build a Blossom stamp set and matching punch and the sentiment from the new Thanks for Caring set. In the background is the Baroque Motifs swirl and I used the Eyelet Border and Curly Label punches.
It's a bit hard to tell from the picture but I stamped the flower petal with black ink on the brushed silver cardstock. then punched out the petals. I didn't like the bulk the ends created in the center where they are layered so I trimmed them a bit. After I was happy with the placement I taped them down. I used a 3/4 " and 1/2 " circle punches for the center with a large basic rhinestone. The only thing not SU! on my card was the ink used for the Baroque Motifs swirl.  I used Brilliance Moonlight White but you could just as easily use Whisper White Craft ink and heat set it.

Hope you enjoy this weeks offering. The goal is to get some more cards done and posted sooner rather than later. Especially my new club designs.