Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baroque Elegance Anniversary

What an interesting (in a good way!) sketch we have today on Create with Connie and Mary!  I had to study it awhile to figure out how to bring this together using the stamps and paper I had chosen but here's what I came up with:

I wanted to use the Beautifully Baroque single stamp as a subtle background so I inked it with Smoky Slate, stamped it off once then stamped onto the cardstock.  For the horizontal elements, I used the coordinating Eastern Elegance DSP and diecut three using the little scalloped banner framelit from the set.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey, stamped off once then onto Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped two butterflies, Crushed Curry ink on the same color cardstock, punched them out then adhered the centers together.  After finger-shaping them a strip of four Basic Pearls was added to embellish.  Other Pearls were added to each of the three elements.

Here is another version I did, only adding Brushed Silver leaves.  I like it but decided to go with the simpler version.  Do you ever make more than one version of a card before deciding on the final one?

Stamps:  Beautifully Baroque, Papillon Potpourri, Express Yourself (hostess) sets
Inks:  Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey
Papers:  Eastern Elegance DSP; Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Whisper White cardstock.  Brushed Silver on version 2.
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelit.  Little Leaves Sizzlet on version 2

Here is the CCMC299 sketch challenge this week from Create with Connie and Mary!  It's very simple yet can be interpreted in many creative ways!

 How about you trying the sketch this week?  Just make your card with all Stampin' Up! supplies then upload it somewhere on the web and link it on Create with Connie and Mary's website.  That's it!

Be sure also to check out the cards of the other Challenge Team members.  They always make such wonderful cards!

Thanks for visiting today!  Stay well and safe, and stamp when you can!



Deb said...

I like both versions but the first one is my favorite, too! So elegant and beautiful! Love that stamp in the background!

Deborah345 said...

The card is stunning and simple in form. Love it!

Lisa Young said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! The baroque stamp almost looks like a gilded cage. And I love how you used a different shape for the 3 squares.

Debbie Henderson said...

I too love both cards. The color combo looks so elegant and of course the butterfly is my favorite!

Lisa Martz said...

What a pretty card! Love the colors and all your little extras (pearls, butterfly). Very elegant! GREAT for an anniversary!

barb hendrickson said...

Both so pretty, Margaret. You are such a talented stamper. Thanks for your inspiration through the years!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Both versions are just gorgeous!! Such an elegant card, and great colors!

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