Saturday, September 6, 2008

And I'll be there, forever and a day...Always....

It's Saturday...that means it's time for another Sketch for You to Try from my buddy Jen! I am also happy to tell you that our guest this month is Suzanne Dean, who totally ROCKS! She has already enabled Carole to buy stamps, and is slowly wearing my resistance on the adorable Whiff of Joy stamps. So make sure you check out her blog and tell her hello!

A very good family friend, who is also the daughter of one of my co-workers, is getting married in October, so I thought I'd use this week's sketch to make a wedding card for her. As soon as I saw this Romantic Chandelier stamp, I knew I wanted to use it to make a black and white card. So I went for the color challenge this past Tuesday, which was to make a monochromatic card. Perfect for a wedding, I think!

After cutting & embossing the Neenah Solar White panel with my Rectangle Nestabilities, I stamped the chandelier in the upper left corner in Versamark and embossed it with Black Detail embossing powder. The Wedding Day sentiment comes as one line, but I cut it apart so I could use it as two lines or one. After stamping it in Brilliance Black, I cut and embossed it with my Oval Nestabilities. I mounted the main image onto a Scalloped Basic Gray rectangle, and popped the sentiment up on top, layering it with a scalloped oval as well. I couldn't find any gray or silver ribbon in my stash (must fix this!!) so I grabbed a strip of White Taffeta ribbon and colored it with my C-1 Cool Gray Copic Marker. Worked like a charm!

I thought the Rose Tree Border went well with the "feel" of the card, so I stamped it in Versamark on Black cardstock and embossed it with Clear Detail embossing powder. That way I gave it a really cool feel and texture, without taking too much attention from the main image.

To finish off the card, I ran the Going Gray panel through my Cuttlebug with the D'Vine Swirls folder, and added three self adhesive red rhinestones to the edge of the main panel. I love the pop of color and bling that they add!

Well, that's about it for me today...I'm going back to the stamp room to get some eye candy ready for the Verve release next week! YAY! Make sure you check out Jen and Susan's take of the sketch on Jen's blog, as well as Amy R., Amy S., Carole, and Susan's cards for this week. If you decide to play with us, don't forget to use the keyword SFYTT so we can all check out your projects!

Have a fabulous Saturday!!

11 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty and elegant Shannan!!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Shan!! Wow!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is so beautiful and elegant Shannan!! Love the black on black!!

Amy said...

Oh, pretty, Shannan! This is a beautiful wedding card !
--amysings

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

love the muted color scheme! cute card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very elegant card. Love all the embossing, especially the clear EP on the black panel. Awesome!

stamping bella said...

Stunning card Shannan! you kept it simple and elegant. I love the stamps you assembled together.. just BEAUTIFUL!
MWAH!
Em

shel9999 said...

Ooooooo....pretty!

paula said...

Oh....Shannan, I love chandeliers!! This is so cool and funky for a wedding, something I would totally give to someone! Sorry, did the M&T before I read the blogs...Janine might have slapped my hands with a ruler! lol But, I had fun spending money...collecting cardstock! :)

Donna said...

your card is quite stunning!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how elegant! Just lovely Shannan!

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