Friday, February 1, 2008

Blogger's Challenge Week #32


Today's challenge was to recreate the layout of the card on the cover of the recent Sale-A-Bration mini catalog (the Happy Birthday card). Right now, Always, is my favorite set from the new catalog. It is very different than anything else I own, and I guess that is why it appeals to me. I've had it out the past couple days working on several different things.

I love the heart...it is very elegant looking, which put me in mind of black & white being elegant. So...I created a Valentine's Day card (for my hubby) with black glittery hearts (I mixed Black EP with Dazzling Diamonds), dark Basic Grey, Black and white. I think it turned out striking! Notice the little rhinestone flower I placed in one of the flowers on the top heart. Also, the Grey taffeta ribbon adds another touch of elegance. The scallops along the side I made using the 1 3/8" circle punch, then punching around it with the Scallop Circle punch...cutting it and straightening the scallops out to form a line. I think Patty Bennett was the first one to come up with this fantastic idea!

On a personal note, I'm excited because my son, Adam, is home for a couple days. He just escaped the blizzard in the Wisconsin area earlier in the week. My parents also made it home safely from their trip to Florida (why did they want to come back to Ohio weather???)

Have a great weekend!

Connie

13 comments:

Amber Porter said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used!! Absolutely striking!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Strikingly elegant...love the black, grey & white. Very nicely done.

Regina Cornelius said...

oooooooooo.....i luv it! this card is stunning!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the card and the colors you used!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful card. I need this set!!

Nikki Bond said...

I love the elegance of this card! SO BEAUTIFUL! {SMILES}

Beckie said...

Beautiful card. So elegant!

Lori said...

You're right--this color combo is so elegant! I love how this turned out.

astampingteddy said...

WOW - what a nice calming color combo. I like the non-traditional approach on Valentine's day! Great Card!
Claudia

Ida said...

Very pretty. You idea was one that I considered too but then went a different route. The black/white color scheme looks great together and I love the glittery look you created for your hearts.

MJ said...

I love it! NO red. Wonderfully done Connie. I really do love it.

Lisa Bohler said...

Striking and with that little touch of color...WOW! Excellent card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Black and White Valentine!