Saturday, February 7, 2009

(PTI Sketch Challenge}

OH MY! Have you been over to Nicole Heady's blog yet? YOU HAVE TO GO!! (I'm a screamer---I admit it!) If you thought the cardstock contest was great---just wait until you see the RIBBON contest---yes, you heard it right---just go to Nichole's blog and read the challenge---then make a card using the sketch and enter the contest to win. Win what, you ask, well----wait for it---

95 spools of Papertrey Ribbon!!!! All just for making a card (which I needed to do) and uploading it here---OK, I know I'll have a VERY small chance to win---but hey, I still have a chance AND I made a card that I needed to make. Here's my card based on the sketch challenge from Nichole's blog post.

I was inspired to use the gold after seeing this card on Debbie's blog. I haven't used this gold shimmer cardstock very often, but I love it and wanted to use it for this card. I started with a 5 1/4" square card of Stamper's Select White paper and cut the gold cardstock to 5 1/8". I used the ticket corner punch on all the edges. Instead of using patterned paper on the vertical strip, I decided to use sheer gold metallic ribbon.

I stamped the branch and flowers from Out on a Limb with versamark on more white paper and embossed it with gold filigree embossing powder. I attached this piece to a piece of black cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment from Out on a Limb Sentiments and embossed it as well. I cut it using one of Spellbinder's double ended tags---I just cut off one of the ends. I attached it to the ribbon with a little piece of the ribbon. Finally, I added black rhinestones to the corners and the three that were part of the original sketch.

I hate making sympathy cards and often put it off, so I'm grateful for this challenge today to get it made and in the mail. I actually needed two sympathy cards today, so I decided to just make two of the same card (do you think I can enter twice!!! SNORT![and if you know me, you know that's not too far off the mark!]).

You still have time to put together a quick card---remember----it's for RIBBON!!! DO IT NOW!!! (or don't, and I'll have a better chance!! *wink*---sort of!)

Have a great day~

PTI Sketch Challenge card:
Stamps: Out on a Limb revised edition, Out on a Limb Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: SS White, True Black, Gold Shimmer Cardstocks (PTI)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories/Tools: Sheer Gold Metallic Ribbon (PTI), Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Double Ended Tags Trio (Spellbinders), Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch (SU!), Gold Embossing Powder (Filigree), Heat tool (Marvy), Crystal Stickers-black


Dana said...

This is very pretty. I've been wanting to try some of that gorgeous gold shimmer paper and your card cinched it for me! Very nice.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Oh yeh!!! The ribbon is awesome!!!!

Great job on your card! Fabulous colors!

Karen said...

Quite elegant. Love the ribbon!!

Angie Tieman said...

What a lovely card, so elegant! Love that shimmery, soft ribbon!

Carolyn King said...

a beautiful card. ....good luck!

Denise said...

Sad card to make, but you did an awesome job, so elegant.