Wednesday, November 26, 2008

KW Colour Inspiration #32

Another fab colour combination for Kristina's challenge this week. I still have a few ideas going around in my head, but this is what I went with first - I wanted lots of white and a touch of metallic. The backgound stamping was done in silver and embossed with clear embossing powder. I didn't want this to stand out as much as other aspects of the card, so I went with the clear embossing as it gives a softer finish. I very nearly went with the Beachfront ribbon over the top of the Pomegranate satin but it was over-powering things a bit too much, and the spotty pomegranate ribbon matches the fun font much better.

In pox news, things are settling down and today has probably been the best day so far for both Tiarna and myself (even though I thought I'd be dead tired from staying up and watching Survivor - man I love fake immunity idols!). The cool weather may have had something to do with it, but I've found them much less annoying today.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Merry Merry
Inks: Encore Silver, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: clear embossing powder, mini glue dots, Pretties Kit, 1 3/8" circle punch, White Aluminium circle tags, Beachfront Ribbon Originals, Sherbet Ribbon Originals, dimensionals
Show watched while creating: Heroes

~*~ETA: the pox didn't inspire the all the flat-back pearls, the silver beaded thing up the back of the inspiration photo inspired them.
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31 comments:

cards by cara said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the lines behind .... what stamp is that?

Here's what I made:
http://cardsbycara.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-first-colour-inspiration-challenge.html

And by the way, I have been listening to Twilight on Youtube all afternoon/evening!! :)

Lin Mei said...

A truly beautiful and elegant card, Carol!

All those flat-backed pearls...did the chicken pox inspire their use? *grin*

Kristy said...

Very elegant & beautiful

chloe said...

Gorgeous!!!

Kylie said...

Carol, Your card is stunning!!!
Love everything about it, one of my faves!!!
Take Care

~Kylie~

Leigh said...

Simple and elegant.

Ryemilan said...

Very pretty card Carol!

I liked the fake immunity idol saga last night too. Very funny!

Sam.

Ramona Michaluk said...

Hi Carol, this card is fabulous.
Very elegant and streamlined - the colours are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

A very beautiful card, Carol.

Jerry said...

The pearl drops are a nice touch. Love it.

Whimsical Wendy said...

FAB-YOU-LOUS!! Lovin' the effect you got with the pearls. ;-)

Lauree said...

wow, this card is amazing. the pearls are stunning. fabulous job. so is the background to the pearls a stamp? it is just gorgeous.

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Carol, your card is simply beautiful!

Heather M said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the simplicity and elegance! Fabulous job!
I love your creativity. :)

Butternut Sage Designs said...

There are some gorgeous cards out there this week...but look at you girlie! What an awesome concept! The pearls on threads of glistening silver are stunning! Way to go! ~Donna

Karen Sullivan said...

I'm lovin' those pearls on your card - really original and cool!!

Dani Fender said...

STUNNING! Great use of the colours! Loving it!

Anonymous said...

Carol,
Simply gorgeous, so elegant in it's simplicity. I'm always eager to see your latest creations and I'm never disappointed, but this is just magnificent.

Your cards are always photographed to perfection with every detail clearly defined. Would you be prepared to do a short post to let people know what set up/camera settings etc that you use? I think a lot of people would be interested.

Regards, Robyn Little (fellow Survivor fanatic)

Leonie said...

Ah, beautiful!

Deanna said...

OMG this is beautiful and a definite pic!

Odette said...

I love your card Carol, so cute!! Love the lines behind...

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Hi Carol.
This is just stunning.

Sarah
xx

lisa said...

Oooooo, so pretty! LOVE the pearls! :)

Savitri said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!! Top pick for sure. Great pearl concept!

Jean said...

Carol, this is a truly beautiful card!! I love it and what a great use for those half pearls! A winner in my eyes!

Sue M said...

LOVE this card. How gorgeous - it just pops right off the screen at me. Gotta go see how many pearls I have left! Cheers, Sue

Andrea said...

beautiful

Mary said...

LOVE IT!

Meda said...

Wow! This is a card that certainly appeals to me as I am a butterfly and pearl girl and I am in a very strong beads mood recently. I might try something similar.

Sankari W. said...

LOVELY Carol! Love the simplicity and the elegance from the pearls - what a fantastic idea! Beautiful card as always!!
Best wishes
Sankari

(PS - I read my son your sweet comment about his Charlie Brown Thanksgiving cards - he was pretty pleased!) hope you and your family are well!!!

Night Owl Designs said...

Awesome card Carol, love what you did with the pearls!