Thursday, September 2, 2010

Elegant Flourish With Silver & White

I finally received my Stampin' Up order the other day. They tend to take a while to get here on the east coast so...when it arrived, I forgot what I ordered, LOL. It was like a mini Christmas since I knew that they were items I really, really wanted.

One of the stamps in my order was the Elizabeth flourish, which is a set of 1. Of course I HAD to use it right way, it is so very pretty. (my husband can not accuse me of buying a stamp and never using it that way, ha ha ha)

This stamp is so lovely, I decided it deserved to be the center of an elegant card. I am not sure what is more elegant than the Silver and White combo, I love the clean and sparkly look to it. The paper is the White Diamond from Paper Temptress. This is my turn to paper whenever I want a beautiful shimmer and clean look.

The pearls are the new Stampin' Up self adhesive pearls. YUP, these were in my order too. They have become one of my "must put on every order items along with the dimensionals. My next order I am going to include the self adhesive gems. My demo, who does not like bling at all, said she loves them and finds that she is using them all the time! Got to place my order soon, tee he he

The Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week is "ribbon with a twist", which means to use it in a not so normal way. That gave me the idea to use it for the corners. This ribbon is part of the Paper Temptress clearance that is going on right now. All ribbons and lace is 40% off until it is gone. Then she is going to bring in ribbon from a new distributor. How exciting! Patricia always brings the absolute best into here store, so I am sure it will be more than stunning.

Sorry about this picture being so red. The sun came out at just the wrong time and no matter what I did with PSE or Windows Picture Manager, I just could not get rid of it :o(

Challenges I am entering this card in:
Aud Sentiments Challenge; Use the exact words "Best Wishes"
Crafty Creations: White plus one
Cute Card Thursday: Use any material (lace or flowers can be used)
Pink Elephant: Favorite color with favorite embellishment (The white card stock is my favorite especially with silver. My favorite embellishment is to use flowers)
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Floral
Tuesday Throwdown: Ribbon w/a twist

Well, I am heading for my craft room...I get the next 4 days off of babysitting Camden, so I want to make sure to get plenty of crafting done, yeah!


Julie said...

Oops where are the pics. Would love to see your project.

Audrey said...

What an elegant card! I love the pearls and what you did with the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our September monthly drawing going on right now.

Davi said...

Very beautiful card. The lovely embossing and the colors make it so elegant. The use of the ribbon is a wonderful accent!! So glad you shared with us at TT this week.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful card Sandy! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.
I hope you enjoy your free time by crafting, crafting, crafting!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh man!! I can't see the photos!! I really want to see what you've done!!

mforquer said...

Oh this is beautiful! Actually, it's beautiful in a very elegant way!!! I love it! Thanks for shaing at Crafty Creations this week!

Sharon said...

This is so pretty & elegant. Love the ribbon detail in the corners.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

Emma and Susan said...

This is a gorgeous card, beautiful image. Thank you for joining us this time at Aud Sentiments.
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan