Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sympathy card

It's been a while since I've posted and unfortunately it has to be a sympathy card for a fellow scrapper/golfer friend's Mother-in-Law who recently passed away. These times are always sad, but seem even more so when they occur during the holidays.

I opted to create a very simple card using what I thought were calming colors. The background was created by stamping onto a piece of whisper white card stock using a three-step stamp (although it doesn't have to be used as such, can be used individually). I cut off two rows of the stamping and adhered to the top and bottom of the card front leaving enough room for the sentiment and that was it. I'm happy with the end results...what do you think, would love to hear from you.

Papertrey Ink Stamps Background stamp-"Rosie Posie" ; Sentiment - Think Big Fav's #3
Stampin' Up cardstock Crumb Cake and inks "Early Espresso, Baha Breeze and So Saffron

Saturday, December 10, 2011

PPA123 Puttin' on the Ritz---AND Blog Candy Blowout!!

Check this out at Pals Paper Arts a really cool challenge.
Who didn't love Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (if you're old enough to remember and I am)! AND blog candy from each of the design team, who wouldn't want this Christmas package!!

Fred Astaire knew that it was fun to get dressed up for a special occasion and so does my snowman!

I wanted to keep the card simple, but elegant so I thought the colors of gray, black, white and a touch of red would work.

I used a basic gray card stock embossed with the snowflake pattern, added two mats one in SU's Silver glitter paper and the smaller one in a red striped glitter paper. Punched out my snowman from SU's Whisper White paper using a M.Stewart punch. I was able to punch out his scarf from the silver glitter paper and add a tiny strip of silver to his jaunty little top hat to give him the pizzazz he deserved!

The bow is white satin ribbon, of course it would have to be satin, the buttons are SU's black rhinestones which reminded me of the coal we used to use when we made our snowmen (so many years ago), although it is hard to see in the photo. Added a little holiday sentiment, backed my more of the red glitter. I don't think you can ever have too much glitter...especially if you're going to the Ritz!

I think if snowmen had feet, I'm sure this little guy would be dancin' too!

I hope you like my card as much as I do. I think it's simple but elegant worthy of mentioning with Fred Astaire's name. This was a fun challenge and I hope you take the time to leave a message for me, thanks.