Sunday, January 17, 2010

Embellish with Stripes

Another busy day here! Chase is back at home! He's only been gone two days, but I've really missed him. While Chase has been napping and recovering from spending all weekend with a bunch of teenagers at a retreat, I made a card for the Embellish challenge.

Here's the awesome image Ashley posted for this challenge:


And here's what I came up with:

 
Stamps: Cuckoo (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Kraft, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Plum Pudding, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon: Double Faced Satin Cream (May Arts)
Punch: Apron Lace (Fiskars)
Rhinestones: Purple (Kaiser)

I did want to share with you one little discovery I had tonight. The satin ribbon I used is beautiful, but it was a little wide for what I wanted. I just folded the edges back, and created this great dimension with it. Now if I can just remember that the next time in that same bind.



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Don't forget there is a great EBTKS challenge going on now! Check it out here.

35 comments:

Charlene Austin said...

Look at you missy! GREAT take on the challenge. LOVE that bow too!

Ann said...

This is fabulous, Courtney! I LOVE how you did the stripes and the bow!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Courtney!!! I'm not sure if I can do this one....way to go!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Pretty card Courtney! I love that bow!

Simone said...

Gorgeous card! I love the stripes and the bling is awesome!

Maureen said...

Wow! Love the bold strips and bling...fabulous!! Made me smile and say "wow!' out loud in the studio!! LOL :D

Christina Smith said...

This is awesome! I totally love what you did for this challenge. Did you adhered those rhinestones to the brown ribbon?

yyam said...

The bow looks so elegant Courtney! :)

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the stripes of jewels, and that fabulous time sentiment! Great job with the Embellish Mag color challenge!

♥Lea

Virginia L. said...

You are ROCKING in this challenge! Love the fab design! So chic and stylish!

Creative Momma said...

Great take on the Challenge...this is such a beautiful and elegant card...my fav
Hugs
Marina

Laural-Lee said...

Wow that is fantastic! Love what you did with the ribbon and bling. The great thing about blogs is that you always have a reference when you give your cards away so it's easier to remember your little tricks of the trade :-)

Dawn said...

Lovin' that ribbon Courtney! Beatiful as always!

Laurel said...

This is gorgeous!

Brandi said...

Courtney,
So gorgeous! I love the multiple layers of purple and the rhinestones just "Pop"!
Brandi

Jessica said...

Great card, Courtney!!! Love the bow :)

Annmaree said...

WOW, That came out looking very fancy and high-end!

Very cool and fashionista like!

NikkiNix said...

OOOhhh beauuutiful!!!

Aimes said...

Gorgeous! That bow is DELICIOUS! A fabulous take on the challenge - you rocked it!
x

Kay said...

My goodness! What a fabulous card, Courtney! I love all the jewels and that gorgeous ribbon. I even love how you wrapped a piece of cardstock around the knot of the bow. GREAT idea!! ♥♥ Kay

Anthonette said...

Fantastic! Love how you handled to bow.

~amy~ said...

absolutely lovely!

Karin said...

The bow is amazing and I love all the little rhinestones!

Dottie said...

Love the colors and the bling.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

This is just fabulous Courtney, love that bow!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Great use of the colors! Your bow is so cute! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

Jane said...

Brilliant! So RICH!

Cindy Lee said...

What a great design Courtney!! So bold and beautiful!!

Dana said...

Wow!! So elegant and pretty!

marianagrigsby said...

Love your card Courtney!... colors look great!!! Thanks for playing with us!

marianagrigsby said...

Thanks for playing along with us!... ooops

Ruby said...

Lovely card, especially that fab bow! :o)

Savitri said...

This is super duper cute!! LOVE your take on this!!

clouds shadler said...

oh my goodness Court, yer card is outta this world! lol, so fun and creative! WOWZA! Awesome! I luv it!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Kim Wilson said...

I really love this card! The bow is amazing :)