Friday, November 25, 2011

Triple Challenge

Thanksgiving was a whirlwind but I snuck in one card!  And with this card, I'm playing with 3 different challenges ~ Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #74, CAS-ual Fridays CFC #29, and Moxie Fab's Championing Award Medallions Challenge

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the rosette.  Even after the trend is old and dead, I'll still be making rosettes.  The rosette on this card was handmade using a strip stamped with a small stamp from WMS's Dainty Doilies 2 set.  The curves of the stamp created a beautiful flower petal effect in the rosette (love it!).   
I did something a little different with my rosette by embedding the large rhinestone brad inside the rosette.  This makes for a rosette that's more open allowing the pattern to be seen better.  I stamped a large doily as a background to the rosette and added more tiny gems around the edge.  

It's a little hard to see, but the black panel is over a sparkly white cardstock base. The sentiment is from WMS's A Christmas Cottage set but I have to admit I snipped off the "you".  The sentiment is embossed in white as well and I highlighted it with a strip of small clear gems.  So pretty!


I used a tons of gems on this one, but I hope the simple color scheme keeps it clean.  Another Christmas card to add to my stack!  Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend!



{Aloha, jj}

Stamps: Dainty Doilies 2, A Christmas Cottage (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Versamark, Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Sparkle White (Marks Finest Papers), True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Snow fine embossing powder (Ranger), Gems
Tools: Scoreboard (Martha Stewart)

22 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous!! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  2. What a stunning creation in the black and white! love how you made your rosette! Thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

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  3. WOW!!
    The black and white is simply stunning!
    And the rosette...
    can't even describe how perfect that is!
    A stunningly beautiful card!

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  4. Absolutely stunning, JJ! Just decadent...like Black Forest Cake:) I just love how you made the rosette and your doily stamping is perfection! The sentiment with the little gems is so beautiful with this design. A+++++ just like they say in the movie "A Christmas Story" (which happens to be my favorite of all time)!

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  5. Lovely elegant card. Beautifully done!

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  6. This is stunning JJ!! LOVE the look of your rosette with the doily image!! WOW!

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  7. Holy cow, this is amazing, JJ! What a beautiful and elegant image you created with this rosette. This surely is one to add to the idea books - thank you for the inspiration and for playing along with the WMSC!

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  8. OMG--what a STUNNING card! The black & white is so striking and the stamping so perfect! LOVE your rosette!!!

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  9. such a fabulous creation. Love the striking colour combo, rosette and rhinestone is just beautiful...

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.. love your creations.. will follow you :)

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  10. What a beautiful card! The little image at WMSC doesn't do this justice! Love love love that creative rosette with that big fat yummy gem! Really GORGEOUS! Congrats on TOP MOUSE!

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  11. Oh wow--what a gorgeous card! Love the innovative idea with that doily part on the rosette, and your clean crisp colors! Congratulations on being highlighted on the sketch blog!

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  12. JJ, this is STUNNING! I love the dramatic effect. ;)

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  13. All I can say is elegantly gorgeous. I love it.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  14. JJ, this is amazing! Who would think that black would make such a stunning Christmas card, and yet it does. So elegant. The rosette (mwah!) and the gemstones, and the embossing....geez how I love this card. Gorgeous!!!

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  15. Hey JJ! Thanks for linking this up to the Championing Award Medallions Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  16. Wow, beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Friday!
    Laura

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  17. Hi JJ, thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog today. I just had to tell you that your card is just stunning! This is one of the prettiest black and white cards I have ever seen. Congratulations on your win, you certainly deserved it!

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  18. totally gasped when I saw this on MFW blog! Fabulous!

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  19. I'm not a rosette person - and have almost never looked twice at a card that had one - but you really changed that for me - this is DROP DEAD gorgeous ... I can't stop looking! Congratulations on the win(s!) *totally* well deserved!

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  20. Now that is one STUNNING card. Great work! Love the black and white and the elegance you achieved.

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