Saturday, October 18, 2008

SSnotime 57 Challenge


Today's card is a challenge card inspired by a card entered for another challenge. I saw an awesome card this morning....well, I saw lots of awesome cards actually.....but this one caught my eye and I loved the colors. It was done by Laura Fredrickson for Flourishes. I realized that I had purchased Flourishes shimmery "Carmel" CS and never used it - yet. I also had the Divine Swirl embossing folder for my CB that I had never used. I also recently purchased Brilliance "Cosmic Copper" and hadn't used that yet either. The "No Time to Stamp" challenge this week was to do a card with no pictures. You could use DP and sentiments, but no stamped images. Since I wanted to do this challenge, Laura's card inspired me to use these elements to make my card. Since I also hate to make cards that will serve a purpose rather than just allow me to enter a challenge (I'm sure no one does that), I used my new "Christ is Born" sentiment from SU! to add another Christmas card to my "stash." I also found a Basic Grey paper this week called "Mellow" and I fell in love with it. I must buy one or two more because I can see really using this up. I incorporated all of these elements into my card, and while the colors don't say Christmas, the sentiment certainly does. I believe we were allowed to attach flowers as long as we didn't stamp them, so I attached my Prima Poinsettias. Be sure to check out Laura's card if you get a chance, and I will post this as well to the ssnotime57 challenge at SCS. I'm trying to get SCS to respond to an e-mail and explain why my gallery link won't take me to my gallery. If any of you have had a problem with that and no of a fix, please let me know. I've not heard anything back from them at SCS and it's been a week now. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful rest of the week-end.

9 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! I'm thrilled to know I had some part in inspiring this beauty! An you know I love non-traditional Christmas colours!

Cindy said...

Beautiful combination of sentiment with the paper and embellishments.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Karen. I love the shimmery paper and fantastic sentiment.

mycardz said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous! I love the sentiment alone, but you have really added sooo much to really complete it. Great card.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh this is beautiful. Love the colors you used for this. Very cool layout, too.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is just gorgeous!!! YES, I do love this large sentiment -- so perfect for the Christmas season in keeping with the reason for the season!!! Love the layout of your card and the fun details -- what a great job!!! Thanks so much for playing and for sharing your favorite SU Christmas sets!!! Much appreciated!!!

labatterie said...

I'm thrilled to know I had some part in inspiring this beauty.

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An you know I love non-traditional Christmas colours.

r4 ds said...

Love the colors you used for this.