April 11, 2010

Have You Heard?...

Courtney from Practicing Creativity (PC) is looking for a 3 member design team!  It could be you!  I know I'm just creating competition for myself but hey I don't have much experience under my belt anyway and I'm hoping that Courtney finds the right team to take her venture to new heights.  

So with my PC stamps and the current Embellish Magazine challenge colours sitting on my desk I was debating what I wanted to do with them.  What can you do with red, black, white and kraft without making it look tacky?  Elegant wedding card maybe?  One of my good college friends is getting married in August and red happens to be the wedding colour.  What could I do with the Key to My Heart set that I haven't done yet?  Well here you have it.

On the white panel I lightly penciled in four squares 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" and stamped the X pattern using the scroll stamp.  I don't even think I've used that stamp yet. Be sure to use Staz On ink....it makes the erasing of the pencil marks much easier.  Then I stamped in the small red hearts.  Unfortunately the stamp set didn't have the right sentiment for a wedding card so I had to dig into my stamp box.  The large scallop is made with the PTI die.  The fantastic thing about this die is that it doesn't matter what side of the paper you cut, both sides have the same smooth cut. No good or bad side.

Anyhow, I hope you've been inspired to show off some of your Creativity to Courtney.  Have a fabulous Monday and be sure to check back to see my actual entry for the Embellish Challenge.  This was just a warm up.

Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Black (PTI)
Ink:  Staz On Black, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamps: Key to My Heart (Practicing Creativity), Whimsical Words (SU!)
Accessories: Real Red satin ribbon, Large scallop die (PTI)


  1. wow! this looks like the main event...I love both of the cards you made with this colour combo...very elegant...LOVE this style. Those scallops are divine!! Good luck with the design team bid...this card should cinch it alone!!

  2. So beautiful! I love your overlapping scallops technique! Great job with Embellish's challenge! Hey, and thanks so much for leaving a sweet comment on my blog. It means so much to me :)!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love what you did with the stamps!! Fabulous take on the challenge!

  4. Oh my goodness - so elegant! Beautiful job, Laural! No good or bad side?! OH I NEED!!!

  5. Oh my word seriously you are so creative! I love those xes with the hearts! So fab!

  6. So sophisticate, clean, creative, beautiful, inspiring...I could go on and on...

  7. Don't underestimate yourself...I so enjoy checking out your creations! This is another beauty.