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Thursday, April 4, 2013

a bling-y scalloped sketch adventure

The idea process for this card was at least four times longer than the creation process.  I started by thinking, last week, that I really wanted to get a card put together for the Jingle Belles challenge this week.  They asked for "bling", so I thought I'd break out the shimmery striped or polka-dot papers that I hoarded from the retired Berry Bouquet designer series paper package.  I also found some scraps of glimmer paper, including a scalloped piece of the Champagne, but I didn't really like the way they looked together.  I set the idea aside.

I remembered that the lovely Less is More hostesses were looking for scallops, but I had no confidence that I could incorporate glimmer paper as part of a clean and simple card - I wasn't even sure I could keep scallops clean and simple.  I kept thinking about both of these challenges, off and on all week, and I really thought it would be sweet if I could use that one piece of scalloped glimmer paper for both cards, but it would definitely need a clean and simple sketch.  Well, finally I noticed the one I put on my challenge grid for Fab Friday, which included the perfect horizontal element for that scalloped piece!  From that point, I just had to find a sentiment and some designer series paper that would coordinate nicely with gold glitter - easy peasy:

stamp set - More Merry Messages; ink - Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Gold; card stock - Champagne Glimmer, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler; designer series paper - Deck the Halls; Big Shot with Large Scallop Edgelit


Jen said...

What a lovely card...very festive! love how you used the scallops. Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"

Lisa said...

what an elegant look this card has. the gold scallop and the gold sentiment is just gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in on my prompt over at Jingle Belles!

Chrissie said...

What wonderfully rich colours!
Super card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

SmilynStef said...

Love those glittery scallops ... what a festive design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

lauren bergold said...

shimmer + glimmer + gold embossing??!?! yes, please!!! this is gorgeous, love every bit of it! ♥

Justin said...

A very elegant a simple card!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Oh you can't get much more elegant than red and gold! Very nice! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Brenda said...

Very pretty!! Love the scallops and the gold accents!! Thank you for joining us @ Fab Friday!!!