October 9, 2010

Red, Red, Red

Happy Saturday everyone! My weekend has started off quietly, Shan was away for the day so I spent lots of time making an absolute mess of my craft room. Seriously - it needs some heavy duty tidying after the day I've had! Fortunately, I secretly like tidying up after a stamping session - any excuse to look through supplies!

The OCC challenge this week is this great sketch by Diane. Before I show you my card, I have to admit, I did leave off the circle sentiment layer. I tried to make it work with my concept, but stamping the sentiment on the main layer worked much better - hope you'll forgive me Diane!

I wanted to play with all the gorgeous reds Stampin' Up! have currently, so my card uses Riding Hood Red, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler as well as white and silver.

Of course, using all those reds meant I had so much trouble getting everything to photograph properly! You're going to have to take my word for it, this is so rich and vibrant in real life! My backing panel was wheeled with the Baroque wheel (I hadn't used any of my wheels in forever!) and sponged on the edges.

The sentiment was stamped in Whisper White craft ink - I LOVE how it almost blends into the background so it's not the first thing to catch your eye, I'm going to have to play with this idea and make some background papers I think.
I've repeated the ornament element on the inside of the card. I'm so glad I stocked up on this silver cord years ago - I always use a lot of it for Christmas cards.

Head on over to see the awesome OCC creations for this week - hope you'll play along!

Stamps: Contempo Christmas, Baroque Wheel
Paper & Card:
Riding Hood Red, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Riding Hood Red, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Scallop Edge
Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Cord, Sponge Daubers

Other: Silver Stickles, Button


  1. Gorgeous card! I love how you changed up the sketch a bit. Those ornaments are FAB! Great job on the challenge. Have a great weekend!

  2. Stunning as ever Sarah - love how the wheeled background really looks like DSP

  3. Wow! This is super! Love the monochrome! And ... I think I am just going to have to get that stamp set! (and punch) Hugs xxaxx

  4. Whow I love this
    the tone on tone is FABULOUS
    you did such GRAET job with this sketch!
    thank you for sharing

  5. Sarah this card is AWESOME!!! I LOVE all the red!! So pretty, I think I might have to case it!

    Have a great week!

  6. Awesome card, Sarah! Red is my fab color and I just love how you have worked all the wonderful SU reds together. Terrific clean, crisp look too.


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