Friday, February 13, 2009

You're Da Bomb!

This one knocks off two challenges with one card. Kristina's Colour Inspiration and Karen Giron's Sunday Sketch. The colours are absolutely perfect for continuing my Valentine's cards, so that's the direction I took. My original thought with the sketch was to use the SU set 'A Happy Heart' but the tic-tac-toe image was too small for my vision.

Then I remembered I picked up these two great AMuse stamps at my LSS, Right at Home Scrapbooking, last week and the card evolved from there. 
The base is Gina K's super sturdy 120lb pure luxury cardstock, and let me tell you, this card is heavy with two big silver brads and a heart gemstone, but it stands up beautifully because of the cardstock base. Next I added a layer of SU Riding Hood Red designer paper then a square of black. The circles are punched from Basic Grey cardstock with my 1 1/4" punch and I pierced around the edges using the circle template from this handy little package

Then I played around with different embellishments for while, trying other combinations until I landed on this design. The red flowers are Primas with a 5mm Platinum Glitter Bella Dot in the center (LOVE the dots, baubles and bonbons from Stamping Bella...there's just SO many uses for them!). The big silver brads are from SU. The image and sentiment are from AMuse, stamped with Memento black onto Gina K pure luxury then punched with a 1 1/8" circle. The X and O are Maya Road chipboard letters (from my LSS) which I inked with Brilliance Moonlight White then embossed with Iridescent Ice powder. And finally, the heart gemstone is from my stash. 

This card came together quite quickly and I'm really pleased about that! I love both the colour combo and the sketch. Thanks ladies for the challenges!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

21 comments:

Norine said...

what a great card very creative so pretty & fun
Hugs
Norine

Ann Kranitz said...

This card is fun fun fun!!

Hannah-Cherie said...

What an awesome card I love it!

Winter said...

Very cute card! Great job!

Jan Castle said...

Really cute idea...and, well done!
Jan

Ruby said...

I absolutely LOVE this card, it's gorgeous!!!!

Janet said...

so cool! I love the colours, and its a really neat idea with all those embellies!!!

Shannon said...

VERY cute and creative. I love it!

Leonie said...

This is a fantastic card, so clever

Wendy said...

OMG, this is amazing, love it!

Debbie Pamment said...

You've done an amazing job on these 2 challenges - just stunning!

studiono8 said...

Wow I can't beleive you combined both together this looks very nice and the colours are perfect. Great Job!

Karen Giron said...

Wow, this is amazing - I love all the embellishments! Thanks so much for playing along and I'm glad you left a link so I wouldn't miss your lovely card.

Stampin Granny @ SCS said...

Great card.

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW! You out did yourself Karen!! An awesome mix with the sketch and colors... plus the paper piercing is just stunning... Smiles!!! :)

Nancy Riley said...

Karen, I love your creative use to the sketch! YOU'RE da BOMB!

Amy Lee said...

Now this is cute! Great job! Love the word/picture play you used. Fabulous!

Amanda said...

This is an awesome card, great take on the challenge!

Jackie Pedro said...

FANTASTIC! This is amazing!

Leslie said...

That's a waaaaay cool card my friend! Love it.

Donna MacDonald said...

Clever and very cute!
Donna