Thursday, June 11, 2009

2nd Entry @ 2 Sketches 4 You -Ultimate Card Showdown!

I am STILL in shock at making the final 30 in this FABULOUS contest. Once I got a peek at the other entries, I didn't think I stood a chance-everything was so beautiful!!

(Need card inspiration?? You can check out the rest of the Top 30 here: http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/2009/06/top-30-finalists-card-of-week-and-fab-5.html . These cards are FABULOUS!!)

This is the sketch issued this week for Challenge #2, by Kazan. It was A LOT of fun to play with and really pushed me into uncharted territories as far as card making goes.





For this card, I dug into my Jenni Bowlin stash that I hoard and RARELY use. I SO love Jenni and am always scared to ruin the paper. ACK!!
I hand-stitched the bottom layer freehand without any pre-drawn lines to give it that home-made look. I used pre-cut, black DCWV 8x8 cardstock and then layered on top, using my Martha Stewart circle cutter (and I have an injury to prove it-that blade is SHARP!!) for my circle. I then adhered it to Cosmo Cricket (Ever After) and used my fancy scissors for the edging.

I finished the fussy cut flower with Diamond Glaze, glitter and a bit of Kaiser Craft bling.
The thank you tag is trimmed from a Making Memories die cut & finished with a BO Bunny rub on and a bit more bling for sparkle. I then used pop dots for dimension.

The ribbon, I got from my stash and added a bit more sparkle with Maya Road stick pins.



And that is it!
Wish me luck and please make sure to check out the other entries-they are SURE to inspire you!

:)

26 comments:

TraceyT said...

This is AMAZING!!!! I'll wish you luck but I don't think you're going to need it!

Kazan Clark said...

wow the black is certainly stunning! Great card.
Good luck
Hugs
Kazan & Laura

Amy said...

So pretty!! I love the huge yummy bow and the beautiful bling. Great job with the sketch.

Sandra MacLean said...

So eye catching!! This is just beautiful!

Randee E said...

Beautiful card! Love the black on the blue background! Good luck this week!

cheryln said...

what a perfectly lovely card!!! gorgeous work!

Sankari W. said...

Congrats on the Top 30! Your card is beautiful - your flower is beautify and love the glitter and the glaze! Love the handmade stitching!! Seriously beautiful!
Best wishes,
Sankari :)

~amy~ said...

this is absolutely stunning!!! Good luck!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

love the blue, red, and black color palette! Your fussy cutting is fabulous! Good luck!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Stunning! The colors are just amazing together!

Martha said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the big ribbon!!! Good luck!

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is stunning love those papers and that combination also that touch og bling.

Eveline said...

Beautiful card. Good luck.
Eveline.

Tara said...

This is just lovely!
I have a few wedding cards I've been putting off making, but I think I'm going to almost completely lift your gorgeous card to get me in the cardmaking groove!
Good luck in the contest!

Ann said...

Gorgeous colors, and the ribbon and sparkle are fab!

Tammy said...

Beautiful take on the sketch! Good Luck!!!

Mélanie Blackburn said...

*GASP* FABULOUS card!!! Good luck with the next round, I'm totally cheering you on!

scrappinhero said...

ohhhhh my...this is GORGEOUS!!!! ThThe colors are just fab! Great job oin the challenge and Good Luck!

nscropper said...

Oh my ... this is gorgeous. Good luck. :)

KimmyS said...

Absolutely wonderful! Such a perfect and splendid card

Latisha said...

Totally gorgeous!!
hugs
Latisha

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love the pop of orange on the other colors!! Good luck :)

dannisdoodles said...

absolutele Gorgeous, Gorgeous Cindy!!!

Angie Tieman said...

This is gorgeous!! That ribbon is absolutely yummy!

clouds shadler said...

Wow! very cute, the flowers are awesome and I love the glitter on them! Very cute and adorable card!

Clouds :D

Jo said...

this is a fantastic card, really beautiful!