Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sweet Stamps Challenge 3 - Flowers

Today is our third challenge on the Sweet Stamps blog.  Anyone can enter, but if you use a Sweet Stamps rubber stamp you get two entries into the challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.  Our challenge this week is ......

Flowers

For my card, I decided to once again get my parchment craft supplies out and have some fun, I love the elegant look of Parchment.


I began by stamping Cutwork Rose with white dye ink onto 36# vellum  then embossing with Pearls embossing powder for a lovely satin shine.  I used my Memento markers to add some color.  For some texture in the frame area, I used my Straight Grid, just rubbing over the holes in the grid from the back.  It gives it that lovely swiss dots look.   I used a 4-split Perforating Tool to cut out the image.  For the dark purple panel, I used my Spots embossing folder, I love the 2 different size dots.  The last step was this fabulous Ribbon Border die, click on the picture for a closeup of the embossing on the die.  Finished size is 6" square.

Be sure to visit the Sweet Stamps blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and to play along with us for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Sweet Stamps. Also, don't forget to check for the winners of last week's blog hop. 

16 comments:

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Sandy, I love the colours you have used and the way the parchment stands out, gorgeous..
Hugs
Tamara

Craftyanny said...

This is gorgeous Sandy, I love parchment but cannot for the life of me do it.
That ribbon die is great, a really pretty finishing touch yet not taking away from the parchment
Anne x

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous, really pretty and wonderful parchment piece.

Anonymous said...

The flowers are beautiful, like the border die and the color combination. Makes a lovely card. Edna

jonim52 said...

Oh Sandy, this card is gorgeous. You are making me add to my wish list! Thanks for the inspiration

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy. Love the parchment with the purple and green - beautiful!

Dawnll said...

I love the elegant look of the parchment also.
Fun idea Sandy

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Gorgeous! Very delicate. Love the combination you used. The ribbon goes with the parchment craft perfectly!

Heidi said...

Sandy- Hey there! This is a beautiful card. Maybe I will get to working on a flower card.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card Sandy, love your choice of colors!! Love it!

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful Sandy, love the purple and green hues. Your parchment is gorgeous.

Auntie Em said...

Wow, love the embossing and the back colouring. The button and ribbon border is great.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautiful!

Bev Gerard said...

Goodness, Sandy!
You're inspiring me to love your parchment work! It's exquisite!

~Bev

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous card, I really like what you did with the ribbon die and the two different styles of dotted backgrounds.

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

This is beautiful Sandy. Your layout is fabulous...love the ribbon die and color scheme too!