Sunday, September 5, 2010

Morning Glory


The image I used in creating today's card was actually stamped and colored some time ago!  The image is too large for a standard A2 size card so I've been waiting for the perfect layout to make a square card!  I'm sorry I didn't note where I found this sketch (it was a couple weeks ago) but I wanted to share it none the less since it's the inspiration behind today's card!  I turned the sketch on it's side then replaced the text with some ribbon and a bow.

My card base measures 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and is Chocolate Chip layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Real Red Patterned Paper from the Stampin' Up Patterns Pack.  The shadow layer is distressed Certainly Celery cardstock. 

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced the edges then layered it on to a slightly larger but longer piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock so I had room to add some silk ribbon below the image.  To embellish the card I added two clear gems in each corner.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Morning Soft (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Real Red, PTI White and Real Red Patterned Paper (Stampin' Up Patterns Pack)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics R29, R39, G82, YG63, E77
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Edge Distresser (CTMH), 5/8" Real Red Silk Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Gems (Wal-Mart), Tombow Multi Mono Adhesive and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

38 comments:

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card, what a great image and I love the colours and the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Paula said...

Truly stunning card Karen. Your coloring is fantastic and I love how you've place the brads too.

Nicole said...

Karen, your card is just divine and so is your coloring!! Thanks for playing along with us at ACLP! Be sure to check out Tuesday's new challenge; hope to see you play again!! Nicole xo ACLP DT

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Karen!! Love the fabulous design, yummy ribbon & bling!! Thank you so much for sharing it with ACLP!!
Sheri-ACLP DT

Marianne said...

Great card, and beautiful colors!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!
marianne

Lau W said...

Superb coloring ! Love the bow !
xxx

Kras said...

Beautiful card

Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful card. Your image is so beautiful. I like it.
Thank you for joining us at CSSC this week.
Hope to see you for our special challenge on the 19th September our Cards For Soldiers!!!

Monika

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Hi Karen
Gorgeous card and colour combo...i love the sketch you followed...
beautiful card!!!
Thank you for joining us at CSSC this week.
Hope to see you for our special challenge on the 19th September our Cards For Soldiers!!!
Hugs Alison
xxx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card and colours and you've coloured the flowers beautifully! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week! Juliexx

Paige said...

Beautiful card! Love the coloring and sketch!

~*Joni said...

Karen this is stunning! I love the color combo and your Morning Glory image is sooo pretty. The layers are perfect, I love the slight distressing on the panel sides. Thank you for joining us at ACLP & Raise the Bar for our challenges!
~*Joni ACLP & Raise The Bar DT

Laura said...

WOW! what a lovely card!I love the RED.TFS

Our Little Inspirations said...

Pure elegance! Your coloring is fabulous on this one, and I especially love all those silver pearls!

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

Stunning! super color combo. thanks for joining us at CSSC :>

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a vibrant pretty card. The coloring is so pretty. Great to have you with us this challenge.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@A Crafty Little Place

Claire said...

Wow, gorgeous card!! Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at CSSC, hope to see you next week for our 'Cards for the Soldiers' challenge too :-)
Claire xx

Trexxann said...

This is beautiful Karen, great eye candy!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful works dear.

Gina said...

Stunningly elegant card Karen! Thank you for joining us at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge XXX

Tami said...

Fabulous love the colors

Alissa said...

LOVE the layering on this card and the colors are so beautiful. Do your bows always have to come out so perfectly though? You're giving me low self esteem Karen! :)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Beautiful card.. that red is so rich and the image is fabulous! Great match to your blog too! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful card Karen, gorgeous colouring of a beautiful image. Thank you for joining us over at Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Anything Goes Challenge, hope you will join us next week for our Christmas Cards for Soldiers Challenge, take careX:)

Vicky said...

Hi beautiful card, love the image, Good luck.
Thankyou for joining us at CES Challenges & Cowgirl Up.

Hugs Vicky xx

Poppet said...

Beautiful card Karen. The image is beautiful and the big bow looks luscious.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you next week for our Christmas Cards for Soldiers Challenge. :-) xx

kaylou said...

Hi
such a gorgeous card ,thanks for playing along at CES challenges.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Benedicte said...

gorgeous card.
lovely image and embellisment
thank you for joining Cowgirls Up
hugs, Benedicte

Carrie said...

Stunning is the perfect word for this card. It really just pops off the screen. Such vibrant colors.

Julie said...

Gorgeous, so clean and crisp. Thanks for playing along with us at RTB this week.

The Crafty Den said...

Stunning card Karen. I love the simplicity of the image and your colouring is awesome. Gorgeous papers and the layout is perfect. Hugs, Denise x

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a beautiful card, Karen! Lovely colors and great sketch! I really love the layers!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Distressing challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

April said...

Thanks for stopping by the ranch for CSSC!

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

I have this stamp set but I've never did it in red...now seeing this I wonder WHY??? This is stunning! Such beautiful rich color :)
A lovely card! thank you for answering the "Distress" call at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Betty Wright said...

Just beautiful, Karen! This flower looks beautiful in red! Wonderful detailing and design!

Lisa said...

Love this stamp! Gorgeously colored! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this month!

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Lovely colouring as such an elegent layout!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sundays With Crissy!!!
Hugs,
Sarah :D

Michele Spera said...

very pretty card, Love the added rhinestones on the corners:-)
Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy
XmicheleX