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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Two challenges, one card!


So I guess it's official, I'm addicted to sketch challenges!! Coming up with a layout I liked has always been the hardest part of stamping for me, so sketches really save me time, so I actually get more accomplished! (It feels almost like cheating a little bit, but in a good way!!) For this card I used the sketch from the mojo monday challenge. And my blogging pal Enfys has a blog candy challenge on her blog to create a black and white card with one accent color! So layout and color combo were taken card of all I had to do was stamp!! And actually I didn't even do that!! This image and the sentiment on the grosgain are both rub-ons from the SAB rub on set!! I used my cuttlebug for the background and then sponged the edges in saffron. I finally stopped hording my square rhinestone brads and used one on top of the knot. My crop-a-dile went right thru the knot and CS without any problems!! I love that thing!!! I used the saffron DSP the swirly one that "matches" the swirls of the cuttlebug folder. Had I read Denise's blog before putting on the sentiment, I would have switched it to "comgratulations"(another rub-on) so I could have included her challenge of creating a wedding card in this card. Oh well, I just have to play more later!!
Thanks for stoppin' by!

23 comments:

Enfys

That's so beautiful Erin, I love the saffron with the black and white. That bit of bling just finishes it off. Thank you so much for taking part, good luck in the draw for the blog candy.

Jana M in Kodiak, AK

Beautiful! Rub ons are the best!!

Ana Baird

Wow! It's beautiful and elegant

Alexandra

Beautiful and elegant Erin - totally love how you did this card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Elaine

Beautiful card! I love the rub on on the ribbon and the rhinestone brad!

kraftykathy1

beautiful, great job with the challenges

Andrea,

Beautiful, love the flower

Denise ~

So pretty! Love that layout too. Great color combo, so elegant. Great accent with the brad. :)

Tammy

Sweet card! Sketch challenges are the best, aren't they? A good sketch always gets me out of stamping rut! Your card is gorgeous! Love the rounded corners!

Kathy

Erin,
I love this one! I've just discovered rubons and they are fun! I totally agree about using the sketches--they help out so much!!!!!!

Jana Emmert

Congratulations on no more hoarding! Love the brad and the tip for using the cropadile through the knot.

Just me

This is so pretty. I love it.

Charlotte

Wow Erin... I love that card! :) TFS!

Vickie

A very beautiful card erin!! I love the colors!! I need to start participating in challenges!!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher)

Great card. Love all your crisp layers and rounded corners. Thanks for playing! :)

Carolyn King

sketch challenges are fun!! love what you did with this one!

Catherine

gorgeous card =)

Stampin' Heather

Soft and beautiful!

CraftyC

Very elegent card!
Clairexx

Cassie

What a simple, elegant card! I love that you combined 2 for 1 - I can never seem to do that!!

Katharina

Another wonderful card Erin. Great colours!

Debbi

Those sketch challenges are addicting!!! You did a great job here. I love how it turned out!!

51jaycee

Beautiful Erin. I love the colour combo! JC.