Friday, March 7, 2008

Just Because



As you all know Friday is my favorite day to participate in challenges.....Beate has a Sketch and Sharon is asking for "Fun Flaps" - go and check them out!!!

As I was looking at both of them I knew I could combined them - somehow....!!!

Since I already had the "Simple Delights" in my hand I just stuck with it....and this is what I came up with....

My layout was based on Beate's WSC #38. I started with Chocolate Chip as my main CS. Then I layered it with River Rock and Chocolate Chip again. All corners were punched with the "Ticket Corner" Punch.

Then I cut the "Brocade Backgrounds" DSP in
1 3/4" x 2 1/2" pieces and also punched out the corners with the "Ticket" Punch and adhered them to my CC CS. I used the "All in a Row" on the edges to give it a stitched impression - saw that on Beate's card and I have never tried it before and I like it....just make sure you use your"Stamp-A-Ma-Jig" with it!!!

After I placed the DSP onto the CS I added some medium Copper Eyelets on the bottom right hand and attached some "Pearlgems" on top.

Next step was to create a "Fun Flap" from Sharon's challenge...I used a River Rock CS and cut it 2 1/4" x 5 1/2". Then scored it at about 2 7/8". The "Slit" Punch was used on the bottom of the longer side and the shorter side should fit right in.

I stamped the sentiment right above the "Slit" and added a Satin Choco Ribbon. The main image was stamped with the Craft Chocolate Chip Ink and embossed with the clear EP. I also dressed it up with an medium Eyelet and "Pearlgem". I placed the Flap on Stampin Dimensionals before I placed it on a CC CS.

Of course all my layers were raised with Stampin Dimensions....~TFL!!!~

Make sure you sign up for my "BLOG CANDY"!!!!

23 comments:

beate said...

Oh my goodness! Silke! This is fantastic! I LOVE this card! You rock!
Hugs and smiles

Dee said...

This is wonderful!! I love the colors and the layout. Great details.
Dee

Erika said...

OMGosh...this is a stunning card!! Beautifully done, I love the pearls they add just the right touch of elegance!

My Paper World said...

Wow! It's GORGEOUS! very elegant too!
Nicola xx

Catherine said...

Silke, this is gorgeous. I can see why Friday is your favorite day =)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This card is absolutely amazing!!! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Giovana said...

Your card is terrific!!! I love it.
God bless
Giovana

mochamama said...

Love your site! This card is just beautiful!!!!! thanks for stopping by and vivisting

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Absolutely stunning and gorgeous! Love your rich colours and the pearls and the little flap! Amazing you combined so many challenges and the card is as classy as they come!

Allison said...

This is astounding...so lovely!

angie said...

Wow!! beautiful card!!!

~amy~ said...

GORGEOUS!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I know I already commented, but I still think it is fabulous, and I think you are fabulous too, that is why I nominated you for the you make my day award over on my blog, go check it out!!

Karen said...

I appreciate your clean designs and I love the color combo you used on this card..nicely done!

mustangsarah said...

Love your card.

added you to my blog roll.

Nancy Grant said...

So beautiful!
:-)

Susan (rainy) said...

This card is exquisite!!! The pearls just put me right over the top! LOVE this.

Mercy said...

this is so gorgeous! love the stitched edges, the colors, and the pearls....simply beautiful!

nitestamper said...

I have one word for this card, silke !!!!
SUPERFABULICIOUS !!!!!
chat

savitri said...

Wow, I guess I missed the All in a Row info. This isn't sewing? WOW!!! Now I have to try it too. Well, I got to get me the stamps first :D

You've also given me a great idea for my slit punch. I don't use it much.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is just incredible!!! I totally love it and I see it was made with a Simly Sent kit that I have been wishing for -- love those delicate images in that set!!! You have surely used this set to perfection here!!! Love this style, your colors, embellies -- just perfect!!! So glad you played -- thank you so much!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Outstanding Card!

Debbie Olson said...

Totally gorgeous! I love your colors, the sewing, the pearly brads--it's sheer loveliness!