Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sophisticated Card with a Touch of "Diamonds"


Annabelle's sketch challenge runs for a full month and I always wait until it is almost over before I enter. This month I am doing it early for a change and not going to forget the bling. When I saw this sketch I thought of some rhinestones I saved from an old hat and used them as my inspiration for this card. I ended up with a Christmas card using mainly black, white and silver with a lotta bling.

Challenges:
Annabelle Bling Sketch Challenge: ABSC031 shown to the right
This card has a lot of bling.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Dry embossing...used Divine Swirls EF
Cooking It UP with Kate: Recipe-Give it some Texture, add a few Swirls, and include a little Black.  Texture in embossing, swirls in the embossing and stamp, and added a black mat.
Paperplay Challenges: Challenge is to see circles in some form or shape on your card. Used sentiment on circle cut outs and rhinestones are circles too.
One Stop Craft Challenges: Theme is embossing. Used Divine Swirl embossing.
Let's Ink It Up: Theme is to recycle. Must use a rubber/clear stamp as the focal point of your project.
Critter Sketch Challenge: Anything Christmas

Stamps: PSX Stamp "Merry Christmas"
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo
       Red, Green, Gold, and Silver Jelli-ink Markers
Paper: Metallic Silver from Scraps, Glossy White CS from stash, GKD PL Black CS
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
Nesties Circle Dies
Rhinestones recycled from a hat.

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

16 comments:

Patti said...

Your right it does have a sophisticated feel!Love the color combo!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Beautiful card Theresa! The bling you've added gives it a very elegant feel!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)
Andrea

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Theresa! I love your color combo and the bling!! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovey card. With all that bling, must be for someone special!

Kylie said...

LOVE your STUNNING card Theresa!
Be still my beating heart with all that yummy, yummy bling lol, LOVE IT, simply STUNNING!
Love your colour combo and embossing too!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take care,
Kylie X

Crafty_Fairie said...

Lovely clean modern design thank you for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Good Luck

Kerry x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge
Kevin xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card! Love those rhinestones from your old hat :-) Thanks for joining us at LIIU and Cooking it up with Katie. Good luck!!
Claire xx

Joanna K said...

What a lovely card, simple but how sophisticated :) How fab that you've given those rhinestones a new life! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck! xx

ona_i_ja said...

Teresa your card is beautiful and very elegant.
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up this month. Good Luck!
Hugs,
Agnieszka

Heather Maria said...

This is such a beautiful, elegant Christmas card! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Shirl said...

Super elegant card and a clever idea to recycle those rhinestones. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely card. Did you stamp onto the card/vellum (?) in the little tag or was it like that when you got it? Or is it a circle mounted on silver? I have go some of those little tags and never know what to do with them and thought "ah ha" - see light bulb here - I will try that!

Dragonlady said...

What a brilliant idea for the rhinestones, thanks for sharing at LIIU.

Hug sAli x

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

Lovely card - great details. Thanks for playing at OSC. I love how you matched up the swirls from both panels.

Sue W said...

Hi Theresa, what a very elegant CHristmas Card. I love the embossing and your lovely bling! Thanks for playing along with us at Annabelle Stamps and good luck! x