Saturday, October 2, 2010

Non-Traditional Valentine's Card

This card was made for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge, I know its a little early to be thinking about Valentines day just yet, but after creating the bulk of this card, that's what it turned into.... It was not intentional...
The sketch was this -
I decided to head back to one of my first Stampin' Up! purchases, with Vintage Vogue, I stamped the windows first using Soft Suede and Night of Navy (can you tell I love this colour???) then layered them on Night of Navy card, which was then layered onto Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (I was originally going to use the striped side but at the last minute, decided to use the swirly side... ) This was then adhered to Soft Suede and the whole caboose  was layered on to Crumb Cake card. I then cut a thin strip of Navy, and a thicker strip of Suede, layered them and stamp the sentiment in Suede and put it on top.... 
To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of the sketch or my take on it to start with, but the more I look at it, the more I like it.... Its an interesting colour combination, and one I probably wouldn't have dared to do 3 months ago.... Let me know what you think....
Jess

9 comments:

Annmaree said...

This is fantastic! great way to use those stamps in panels!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

What a beautiful card! I love your colour combo too :)

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Beautiful colors and presentation.

Selene Kempton said...

It's never too early to prepare ahead.. :D I think your card is gorgeous!

Kerin said...

I love a non-traditional holiday card, for any holiday!! Great job with the sketch!

Krista Driessen said...

Awesome card !!!

Patti Chesky said...

I really like the colors as well. The result is a soft and serene card....perfect for anniversaries or weddings too!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great CAS card!! Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along!!

Connie Babbert said...

This sketch grew on me, too! Love that Vintage Vogue...great card!