Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sweet Stop 78 and JUGS 53

This week I used the sweet stop sketch with a spin challenge combined with the color challenge from JUGS. The spin from sweet stop was to use sparkle and the color combo was black, white, and kraft. I don't have any kraft cs so I substituted the closest I could find. This isn't a traditional card in that I made it to hold a gift card and a pair of earrings I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday. It is based on this tutorial, but I scored a half inch spine in the middle to accomodate the earrings. The sparkle is very subtle, I had a really hard time incorporating it into this color combo and look I was going for and an even harder time taking a picture of it. But I used a flourish stencil from Hot Off The Press with a glitter gel pen to make a flourish on the front and a smaller one in each corner of the inside section. I actually ended up liking the addition as it added a little shimmer while still keeping the elegant look.

I created my own patterned paper with Guidelines 2 from PTI. I just got it, but I think I am in love! The damask on the front as well as on the earring card is from Fiskars (I think) and the sentiment "treat yourself" (by Verve) just begged to be used since the inside holds a gift card. I drew a line around the focal and the earring card using a fine black pen.

After I took the picture of the inside of this card, I realized I had the gift card upside down. Ha. At least it was for a good reason, I didn't want the dollar amount to show. : )


Kathryn B said...

This is a very unique but gorgeous creation you've made Heather! Love the suttle sparkle and the design you've created along with those fab earrings i'm sure your sister in-law is gonna just love them!

Thanks for joining Just Us Girls this week!

Unknown said...

This is a gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing and inspiring! It's time for another challenge at Papercraft Star and we hope that you will consider using your creative talents to join us for our "Thank You" theme! We are currently accepting applications for our Design Team too and It's also not too late to sign up for our $25.00 gift certificate drawing! Hope you visit us today!

AKiteFlier said...

Very pretty. Well done. Love the earrings :-) Thanks for coloring along with Just Us Girls this week. We really appreciate it.

dstandard said...

What a beautiful card - so elegant! Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Very cool project, Heather! Thank you for playing the Sweet Stop this week! xxx