Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Color Challenge: Basic Pomegranate


Today's Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers is Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Purely Pomegranate. Since those colors are so deep and strong, I wanted to keep the background simple and white. Actually, this card is VERY simple -- just a little bit of stamping and a ribbon embellishment, plus a little sponging and distressing thrown in! All images are from Cornish Heritage Farms. I partially stamped the Cheesecloth Backgrounder in Basic Gray ink. Then I took one of the images from Silhouette Blooms I, inked it in Purely Pomegranate, then rock-n-rolled it in Basic Gray. I stamped three times without reinking, then repeated the process. It gave me little "bundle" of blooms to tie the ribbon around. I distressed the edges with my SU! Cutter Kit, and I sponged with Purely Pomegranate. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black ink. I tied May Arts dotted ribbon and SU! Basic Gray taffeta ribbon around the bottom.

Unfortunately, I've needed way too many sympathy cards lately, and this is the first of a few I need to make this week. I can easily change the colors and sentiment for any occasion, though, so I think I'll be using this layout again! I'm glad you stopped by today -- I hope you have a great day! :)

Until tomorrow,

10 comments:

silli said...

OMG!!!! I love it all! TFS

Lauren (mytime) said...

Very pretty! Not your "typical" Sympathy card. Love it

Bethany Paull said...

This stamp is the reason I bought this set. I love what you've done with it and the partially stamped bg.

Alexandra said...

This is a beautiful card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

theysaywordscanbleed said...

such a gorgeous card

Mercy said...

christina....this is simply lovely! love the shabby chic feel of this card, and the flwoers are stunning. i also love the cheesecloth in the background....perfection!

Jo said...

A beautiful card, your stamping is so lovely.

You may miss my comment on your hanging treat bag post so wanted to thank you again here too...
...THANK YOU!

Melissas said...

This is so pretty! I like the layout and the way you only partially inked the background. Thanks for sharing :)

texasjodylynn said...

I LOVE this card!

shel9999 said...

This is beautiful, Christina!!! I love that sprig of flowers stamp!!! ...And the Cheesecloth, sponging and distressing are PERFECTION!!!