Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WMSC #30 Celebrate!



Welcome! Today's card was made for Waltzingmouse's latest sketch challenge, #30. I went a completely different direction than I usually do for this challenge: CAS! I also tried paper piercing for the first time--if you look closely, the pattern in the sketch is paper pierced on to the 1 layer card. One layer! I can't believe I made a one layer card! The concept for this card was one of those that popped whole into my head the minute I saw the sketch, and I was a bit nervous trying to carry out my "vision." I even inked the flowers with two different colors on one stamp to try to get a varigated look, not something I'm real experienced at. But I'm happy with the results and happy that I ventured out of my comfort zone!

Supplies
Stamps: WMS--Asian Gardens & Asian Gardens Additions
Paper: PTI--SS White
Ink: PTI--Dark Chocolate & Hibiscus Burst; VersaColor--Camellia
Other: Rhinestones--Stamper's Dream; Paper piercer--Ellen Hutson; Embossing Powder--Ranger Super Fine Detail

20 comments:

Lorraine said...

Wow, I love your one-layer card. Such a unique & creative take on the sketch! I would've never thought of doing that. Cool...

Pauline said...

This is lovely, simple but effective. A great take on the sketch.

Stephanie said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Love the paper piercing.....It works wonderfully with that stamp!

Kara said...

i love this....the dotted lines really make this something special and unique!

Laurie said...

So pretty! I love the CAS look of this card Jill! those flowers are gorgeous!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your one-layer card is beautiful too! Excellent take on the sketch. Pretty embossed flowers with just the right touch of 'bling'. Hope you win!

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, this card is stunning. I just love how you have created that whole background with piercing!
Hugs
Carol x

Amy said...

Jill, this card is GENIUS!! I love love LOVE the paper piercing to match the layout! That is a fabulous idea! Seriously an awesome CAS card! Congrats!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Great card, you really rocked that challenge!

Kay said...

This is a beautiful card- simple and to the point. Your pierced grid is VERY effective- I love it!

Kim O'Connell said...

Jill, you nailed it with this CAS card! The paper piercing is such a nice play on the sketch!

Chris said...

Great use of the sketch! Very subtle and beautiful.

Lenet said...

beautiful CAS card!Thank you for joining us at WMSC

nancy jane said...

Love your approach to this sketch. The paper piercing adds such visual interest to this CAS card. Congrats on your Shining the Light win.

Kristin said...

oh I love this! so unique and stunning. great job!

Melissa said...

So pretty! What a great take on the sketch!

Anne B said...

So effective - great job on the sketch. Love the idea with the paper piercing :)

Kelly said...

Love the paper piercing of the pattern!

Emily said...

This is very fun! The piecing/stitching is so unique!

Danielle said...

So beautiful! I love the clean and simple look. The piercing is just perfect!