Saturday, February 20, 2010

Compose a Card Week 4

I'm finally getting a chance to play along with Becky Oehlers wonderful Compose a Card challenges.  You can find the challenge (week 4) here.  This is the recipe we were to follow:
Here's what I came up with:


I used my long neglected Inque Boutique Bella Flora stamp set.  I rarely reach for anything but Papertrey Ink stamps, so I forget what other options I have.  The sentiment is from Papertrey's Damask Designs.  Don't you just love the font?

I chose to add a splash of color with some Berry Sorbet satin ribbon.  I also stamped a few individual flowers in Berry Sorbet ink.  I decided to heat emboss the small flourish in the corners of my black card base to dress it up.  I love clear embossing on black! 

I decorated the corner of the envelope to match the card.  It's one of those things I always intend to do, but never actually get done.  It's so much easier to do while you have all your stamps and inks right out in front of you.  I need to remember to take a few extra moments and make the effort.



Stamps:  Bella Flora (inque boutique), Damask Designs (PTI)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, berry sorbet & ripe avocado (PTI), versamark
Paper:  true black, ripe avocado, white (PTI)
Accessories:  berry sorbet satin ribbon, PTI vintage button, clear EP, pop dots

17 comments:

Chere said...

Sara,
You did a wonderful job. This is a very beautiful card. Love it.

Angy said...

Sara, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I love the splash of color you added to your card. Really gives it that pop! So pretty...I also just love that flower you used. Great job!

Noora said...

beautiful card...the flower is nice and the sentiment is so prefect.

Meg Sp said...

Very pretty card! Glad you got a chance to play, wasnt it fun? I had fun with it

Ted said...

Sara, I love this...so elegant!

Sue Ann said...

PERFECT!!! Love the pop of color!!!

Danielle said...

I love the splash of pink! Looks great! :)

Niki Estes said...

Sara, this is gorgeous! I love the colors. The berry sorbet is the perfect addition!

Sharron said...

This is fabulous! I love the added berry sorbet and how you angled the top layers!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous! Love the pink addition.

peggysue said...

Very pretty! Its fun to ink something up that you've had for a while, isn't it?

Diane Jaquay said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jessica said...

Great job, I really like the flourishes on the black, it add such a subtle beauty. I also like how you attached the card front on an angle.

Nadine said...

Hey girl!! i've been MIA lately so Im trying to catch up with everyone. LOVE your take on the challenge! The pink really makes your card pop. Isn't it fun to do these challenges?

honugurl16 said...

I would never have thought to add melon berry, but it is gorgeous. This card is so sophisticated. I love it!

Lisa said...

Sara this is a beautiful card!! Great job on the challenge!!

Jennifer K said...

This is so beautiful - love the touch of berry with the black and white.