Sep 022011

This card is for a couple of challenges.  The first is a color challenge over at Our Creative Corner to use Black, Gray and Red.  The second is this week’s challenge #104 at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ.  It is a challenge to choose at least three elements from a list of possibilities.  I chose to use some ribbon, a button and the image is popped up.  The embossed design has some “swirls” in it, so that might qualify as a fourth choice.

To give a little extra interest to the die cut beaded circle, I gently shaped/folded the “beads” upwards around the image.  Sorta makes it look like a flower with the little petals hugging it!

There’s still a little time left for you to play along in these challenges.  They were both a lot of fun.  Hope your weekend is a great one.  Happy Crafting!

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Stamps: SU Cherish Friendship and Something Sweet

Papers: PTI True Black and Select White; SU Basic Gray

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Ribbon; Button; Sizzix Ornate Frame #2 Embossing Folder; Nestabilities Classic Circle and Beaded Circle Dies

27 Responses to “Sweetest Day Ever”

  1. Loving all that white space and the wonderful contrast of the black against the white. Fabulously coloured focal image too :) Great card.

  2. Such an elegant cherry card with this color scheme! Love that embossing folder and that red button is a great touch!

  3. Beautifully done. Black, red and gray is a tough combo! Love how you colored your image. They just jump off the card, they look so real.

  4. Hi Susan! You certainly nailed the challenges with this beauty. Beautiful coloring and design. Love your embossed background and the extra bit of folding to the beaded die cut.

  5. Just beautiful, Susan…your coloring rocks! I can’t wait for my Copic Cert class in a couple of weeks.

  6. Hello Suan – this is divine! I love the clean lines and the fabulous embossing – your colouring is perfect too – love it! Thank you for joining us at the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge – we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  7. So NICE Susan. Love the look. I guess I better check out this new Nestie & the Sizzix EF both new to me. Great job on the watercoloring! TFS…Barb

  8. Oh I just love the black and red combo! Beautiful colouring and details…Just love the way you lifted the beads of the frame and I will have to search out that embossing folder!

  9. That is one pretty card Susan. LOVE the color combo, one of my fav’s.

  10. aww, that’s a great card! :)

  11. I really love your image choice on this card and the black die cut is a beautiful compliment. Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week on Our Creative Corner!

  12. Beautiful, love how the red just pops, great embossed background, and neat idea to fold the die like that!

  13. Fabulous card. Love the image and the colors really set it off beutifully. Gorgeous! Pat

  14. Susan, this is such a sweet and sincere card…love it!

  15. Great black and white, the cherries look wonderful.

  16. Gorgeous card! Love the embossing on the background! And what a great idea with the die-cut! Love it!

  17. A beautifully crafted and colored card! I just love this one!!

  18. Susan your card is so PRETTY!~

  19. I love the details in this card – curving the beads upward is genius!

  20. I just love how you pulled up the beaded circle die- it adds so much interest. Such a great creation! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!

  21. WOW, girl…just look at those fabulous cherries..how on earth did you hilight and shade such tiny images…they look good enough to eat!!!!

  22. Wonderful contrast of the black against the white. Fabulously coloured focal image too! Great card.

  23. What a great design! Love the black and white look with just that POP of color on the cherries!

  24. Classy card, Susan!

  25. Seriously, when your card first came up when the blog loaded I went “wow”. This is so beautiful. What a great image to choose for the color combination. And really genius to fold up a bit the beading around the image. Awesome card! Best, Curt

  26. The sweetest card to wish someone the sweetest day ever! The embossed design is gorgeous, and I agree about how the turned up beaded circle resembles flower petals. Love the neutral tones with a splash of red. Very striking!

  27. Beautiful card, Susan! The embossing and colors are so striking!

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