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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

SBG1 Challenge #4



I am a member of a wonderful blogger group, where I am blessed to enjoy the work of some very talented ladies. This time, the challenge host was Mel, you can visit her blog HERE. Her challenge was a bit tricky for me, use CS only as a base for your card, and use ONLY pattern papers, stamping in such a way as to show the paper underneath (ie...on vellum, etc). I decided to keep mine fairly simple so I could still have time to clean the kitchen before bed...LOL! My card base is SU Kraft, which you can't see. I used some beautiful, retired DSP from SU called Porcelain Prints. I used the Big Shot and Top Notes Die (from SU) for the middle of the card. The sentiment and flower stamp are from the SU set, Close As A Memory. Sympathy cards are something noone likes to make, but it's nice to have them on hand as sometimes when tragedy strikes, there isn't time to make something special. I planned to use vellum to stamp on before realizing I only had 2 sheets of it, and they were White Vellum, and it's heavier so you couldn't see my pattern paper through it. So, I clear embossed the flower stamp so that the paper shows through the stamping. I stamped the sentiment in Not Quite Navy ink underneath. The flowers in the corners are from Kaiser Scrapbook, and are stippled with the navy ink as well, 1/4" circles punched out of the paper are under the brads, and show just a little. I added pearls from Mark Richards in the corners.

I really do like this card, the simplicity is perfect for a Sympathy card and this challenge really made me think! It's really hard not using cardstock!!! It's also a great way to use up your pattern paper stash! Let me know what you think about this one.

PS---This pic is dark, after 10 shots, I gave up. I take awesome pics of my kids, but can't get a decent shot of a card to save my life. I will try to work on that this year...LOL!

8 comments:

Traci said...

Great card! I like how you clear embossed over the paper rather than use vellum. Great idea! It's a beautiful sympathy card, so elegant. Love the pearls you added.

scrappinmominky said...

Wow, great looking card. Perfect for a sympathy card and perfect for meeting Mel's challenge. I really need to get work on my card. I love the little pearls.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh yeah, I LOVE your card! You really did a perfect job on the challenge!! I like yours a ton more than mine! I never would have thought to stamp an image like that on the DSP. And it is so perfect for a sympathy card.

I do have to laugh, the pink and green one I did was a sympathy card as well! LOL (Not that making a sympathy card is funny, just that we both made one!)

Great job Naomi!!

Cheryl said...

Naomi this card is awesome! I love the colors and well, just everything.

Jen said...

Very pretty! I like the subtle embossed image and the pearls.

Heather said...

WOW I love your card! I am still having trouble coming up with a card! It is definitely a challenge! You did a wonderful job!

Kelli said...

Hey girly - great card. Check out my blog - here is something for you on there!

gale said...

That looks great!! I need to get this challenge done-I have some kind of idea but still drawing blanks. Great job!