Thursday, July 15, 2010

Two for One: CQC{41} & 2S4Y{56}

Hi all! First, I need to give a big welcome to a lot of new friends. The number of friends following and reading this little blog has really picked up this week! Thank you so much for giving me a virtual morale boost. Knowing you're out there is so encouraging to me.

OK, on to the reason you're here...the card! I had so much fun putting this one together. I'm not sure which came first in my mind: the colors or the sketch but both are courtesy of two great challenges. This sketch over at 2 Sketches for You
was really easy to work with and is a definite keeper! I flipped it so I could allow more room for the other details on the card. So many possibilites with this one!

Then, who could resist Arielle's luxe combination of colors and textures over at the Color Que this week?! Pretty, yes? I didn't have any Pink Passion so I substituted with Melon Mambo, a current core color. Love the sophisticated color combination. The black card base got a zip through my Big Shot with the Movers & Shapers die. So cool--it cuts, scores and cuts out a little window shape in the card. Here I used the modern label shape to mimic the rectangular piece of the sketch. Once the window is cut and the inside cardstock glued down I just stamped my sentiment right through the window!

A little closer look at the sweet armchair from PTI's On My Couch stamped in Versamark directly onto some Basic Grey designer paper then heat embossed with black embossing powder. The embosssing really makes the details of the chair stand out. The grey stripe looks a bit like a man's suit, yes? That sweet little Melon Mambo pillow is from the same set stamped on whisper white and cut out. I punched a 1 3/4" circle of Whisper White, stamped the coordinating Melon Mambo "rug" and set up the chair on dimensionals. The Melon Mambo scallop circle was run through the Square Lattice impressions folder and then punched out with the new 2 3/8" scallop circle punch--you must have this, it's such a great size.

See the cute background? It didn't photograph that well but the armchair is randomly stamped in Basic Black ink on the card background. Cute? Gives a nice subtle backdrop to the colors and textures in the rest of the card.

Peeking through the modern label window shows a sweet little friend on the inside.

Thanks again for all your comments and support on my crafting journey I "chair-ish" each of you! :-)

stamps: PTI on my couch, on my couch additions
ink: melon mambo, basic black, basic grey, versamark
paper: basic black, whisper white, melon mambo cardstock
xtras: whisper white organza ribbon; 1 3/4" circle, 2 3/8" scallop circle, scallop edge & corner rounder punches; black stampin' embossing powder; movers & shapers die;
adhesive rhinestones from my stash (still waiting for my SU ones!)


Christina said...

Oh Nance, this is so fabulous! I love the combination of patterns and textures you used. The little window for the sentiment is fantastic, too--I must try this!

Sylvia said...

Very pretty card! What a wonderful chair, it looks so soft!

Laura Davis said...

Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Diane - said...

Too stinkin' cute. Love how the lines in the paper look like couch fabric, and the rhinestone on the cushion is the cutest.

cnelson said...

love, love, LOVE this!!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE that chair stamped! It's just SO adorable! I'm so glad you joined us again this week at the Colour Q!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, you are a genius! This is just soooo cute!

Sylvia said...

Congratulations on your ColourQ win!

jaydee said...

Nance - this is genius. Your background stamping of the chair is such a wonderful touch... but your treatment of the cushion on the chair is genius. What a beautiful and creative interpretation of the sketch - and use of colors.
Just gorgeous.... oh... and congrats on increasing your number of followers - that's fabulous!

Jen Carter said...

I really like how the pink pops on this card! And, the bling on the pillow is a perfect addition!