It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Inspired!

I was inspired to pull out my (only) Lizzie Anne Designs stamp set, Jolies Fleurs, for their Cards for Cancer contest. How long do you think I can hold out 'til I buy a few more of their gorgeous sets? I have an insider tip that it won't be too long. LOL.

I used this week's Sketch Challenge from Splitcoast Stampers for my layout and things went fairly quickly from there. The designer papers are from the Basic Grey Perhaps paper pad and I added Stampin' Up's kraft and purely pomegranate. The flower is stamped on Paper Accents pearlized white using Onyx Black Versafine. Then I colored with markers (blush blossom, close to cocoa, so saffron, regal rose, certainly celery). I added the dots along the flower stems with a black Millennium pen. Topped it all with a little Star Dust Stickles. Layered a couple of ribbons from Michael's and tied them off with a bit of retired Stampin' Up! Neutral Fancy Fibers. I think they still sale something very similar. That main panel is edged with paper piercing and scalloped scissors.

So, can you see the sentiments (yes, plural, senitmentS) on this card? They're pretty subtle. I'm really into my Crate Words rub-ons. There's an all capital "THANK YOU" at the bottom and a smaller "much thanks" running vertically on the left side.

What's In It?
Stamps: Jolies Fleurs (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine); pure black (Millennium pen); close to cocoa, certainly celery, blush blossom, regal rose, so saffron (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Perhaps (Basic Grey); pearlized white (Paper Accents); kraft, purely pomegranate (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: silver brads, neutral fancy fibers, paper piercer and template (Stampin' Up!); Star Dust Stickles; rub-ons (Crate Words); polka dot ribbon (Dashes, Dots & Checks); striped green ribbon (Textured Trios); scallop scissors (ProvoCraft)

15 comments:

My Paper World said...

This is gorgeous, and the subtle sentiments look fab!

Amy said...

This is stunning Bethany! I adore it! Oh, and I like the new--so you!

Hugs,
Amy

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is beautiful, thanks for the hint, never would have found the vertical sentiment.

Karen said...

This is just beautiful! I love it

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card Bethany! Just so calming and pretty!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Bethany! I love it! Love the colors and the stamps!

Debbie Olson said...

This is absolutely fabulous, as is all of your work, Bethany! Great colors, design--everything!

Joan B said...

This is beautiful with a capital B. Love those papers and the sentiments add to the overall look so well.

Tina said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kim Ross said...

I *LOVE* that Lizze Anne flower, and you made it even prettier! Awesome card! :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

Bethany this is gorgeous! Love the colors you chose. Good Luck with the contest!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the papers, piercing, ribbon...everything!!

sophia landry said...

The is beautiful, I just love how you put this together!

Christina Fischer said...

This is a gorgeous card!!! Love the colors and the use of the rub-ons!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

So pretty! Love the sparklies and the double sentiment. Just beautiful.