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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Baby Blessings - Charisma Cardz Sketch Challenge

I just happened to stumble across Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog for the first time and thought I would try out their lovely sketch challenge this week. You know I'm addicted to challenges and especially sketches.
I needed a Baptism card for my grandson fro tomorrow and this sketch is perfect.
I used a beautiful stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called "Elegant Blessings".

The construction of this card didn't turn out exactly like I planned, but I really like the outcome. I was planning on an All White Card, but I kept adding just a little blue here and there and so much for the All White! However, this card was very difficult to photograph. The colors just look a little washed out. But, maybe it's jus my monitor.

I used two different cuttlebug embossing folders for the backgrounds
I wasn't certain if I wanted to go with the baby blue or white for the hand stitching around the card. But I think the blue was the right choice.
This card took me forever to make. But, when it's for a family member who will have it in his scrapbook for the rest of his life, you strive for perfection!

6 comments:

iReneM said...

Fantastic!!!!
Love the mix of embossing folders and your handstitching is first class :-)
Perfect...

x

Michelle VP said...

This is gorgeous! Love all the different textures you used on white here. :)

pinky said...

This is very beautiful Nancy, the soft blue is perfect with the white and for the occasion. That stitching is so delicate, stunning!
Pinky

Danni said...

This is so gorgeous!

Leanne said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

Sally said...

Wow! what an elegant card. This will truly be a keepsake. Love it.
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz.