Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Simply The Best

Hi everyone! I'm back again with another new challenge at The Pixie Cottage. There are two parts to the challenge and you may choose either or both to play along with. We have a fun new sketch and this week's theme is Say It With Flowers. I'm loving this week's theme because I got to ink up this gorgeous Simply The Best rose rubber stamp by Pixie Cottage Stamps.

The card base is Basic Black layered with PTI White distressed around the edges with Antique Linen. The background patterned paper is a pretty black and burgundy marble color. The strip is Wild Wasabi finished on both sides using the Arch Lattice Punch.    I wrapped white satin ribbon around the card base and added a pretty bow in front.

The rose image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White and colored in using copic markers. I thought to ink a little around the edge of the image but forgot that less is more and ended up inking the entire area, LOL!  To embellish the card I added a snow pearl in each corner of the image where I punched it out using the Ticket Corner Punch.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!

  • Stamps: Simply The Best (Pixie Cottage Stamps)
  • Paper: Basic Black and Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Glossy Marble Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Copics R39, R89, YG63, YG67
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Arch Lattice Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Snow Pearls (KaiserCraft), Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin' Up), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape


Doreen said...

Oooh Karen this is stunning, I love the red

Tanya R said...

Very pretty, perfect for a wedding card actually.

nitestamper said...

OMG, this card is stunning!!!! love the finishing touches!!!!

Davi said...

Karen your card is beautiful! The layers, colors and punched border look so pretty with the rose image:)

SandraW said...

Beautiful card, Karen! Simple but adorable!

Hugs, Sandra

Sue said...

Hi Karen,thanks for your kind comment.I am now a follower of your lovely blog,your card made me smile,great card.
Hugs Sue :)
PS lovely candy.

Anja said...

This rose is perfect!


Beautiful rose!

Shirley N said...

This is so beautiful Karen, your coloring is just gorgeous!

Denise @ kc242 said...

what a lovely rose card. I love your color selections as well as your coloring! Love your use of the rose pixie cottage stamp, as you have shown it off beautifully
I have CHA blog candy available if you are interested!