Monday, September 21, 2009

Counting my Blessing

Since I have been counting my blessings this week for so many things, but the big one right now being that my dh passed his trucking test and has his CDL. He also has 2 jobs lined up! So when I decided to do the color challenge this week at SPCC (the link is in my side bar - you can't miss it!), I had already wanted my card to have something to do with blessings or being thankful. The colors this week are a combo I really like. Here is this week's challenge:

I always love to work with black and white, and any shade of red is a favorite of mine. In fact, I do alot more reddish lo's and cards than I had realized until I started looking through my slideshow the other day. So here is another!

I started my card for this challenge with a rust color base card. I used black and white Creative Imaginations pp with scalloped edges to adher to my base card. I took a piece of white lace from my stash and tied it on the side of the card. I put a gold and rust jewel over where the lace is tied. I took my 3 in. scalloped punch and punched out a piece of the same rust cs I used for the base card. I made a flower in a lighter shade of rust using a Sizzix die and adhered that to the scallop that I placed in the middle of the card. I then found a white paper flower in my stash and adhered it to make the next layer. I topped it off with a rust colored button tied with black floss. The cute little owl is an embellishment from K & Co., and the leaves were stamps from River City Rubber Works. I stamped them on some rust pp, touched them up with Copics and cut them out. "Blessings" is a rub on I found in my stash and used on the same rust cs. It seemed to be the perfect size for the card, and also a perfect sentiment that could be used in several different ways when sending the card to a special someone.
I had to cut off the left edge of the card where you can see the lace stretch out when I scanned it, but I think you can imagine how the other end of the lace would hang off the left side a little bit. Anyway, I hope you liked my card. Be sure and stop by SPCC and see all of the great creations the DT have done.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!


Danielle said...

lovely card! Great dimension, and use of the color combo!
So glad you joined us this week at SPCC!!

Sandra Farrell said...

absolutely adorable.

Susan said...

Thanks for using SPCC colors for this wonderful card! I love the layered flower.

Emily said...

I love everything about this card. Great job!

Emily-SP Diva

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Wow! Love this card! Great testure and layering! Great job! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!

thescrapmaster said...

Great card, L! Sorry we missed you at the crop this weekend :O( Maybe next time!
SPCC Creator

Bev said...

very rich looking card ...great colouring.