Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall elegance

Ok, so this card was quite the challenge for me.  I was trying to use the Fab n' Funky color challenge: orange, black and your color of choice.  I don't celebrate Halloween so I didn't want to create something that looked too "Halloween".  Not as easy as it seems.  Plus, I really wanted to use this adorable pumpkin and I wanted it to look somewhat elegant.  But I finally found this beautiful baby blue that looked super elegant when I stamped it with an orange craft ink.

Skipping Stones Design #150--sketch
Fab n' Funky #143--orange, black, and color of choice (mine is light blue)
Clearly Inspired Challenge #62--all tied up (use ribbon or twine)
The Squirrel and the Fox #29--Use a Ribbon

Stamps: Skipping Stones Design "Timeless Textures" and sentiment from the shoe set; Verve "Tall Oaks"; Clear Dollar Stamps "Elegant Flourishes" (stamped on the background)
Dies/punches: Fiskars "Upper Crest" border punch; spellbinders classic circles and scalloped circles, large


Miriam Prantner said...

This really is such an elegant card. Love the background. Thanks for playing this week at SSD!

Pia S said...

I think you succeeded in making this card elegant, not too Halloween themed, yet using the typical colors for this occasion. I realize this must have been quite a struggle, but the result is so great!!!

Wendy said...

This is beautiful Heather, love the soft blue you have used with the orange & black.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Heather. I really love your colour choice and the design is beautiful.
Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week

Shirley said...

Beautifully done! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!