Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I just love this Spellbinders Fleur De Lis pendant die! Ever since I made the card for my DD's friend Cara's shower, I can't seem to stop using it. This time, I decided to try and see what I could make to submit for Our Daily Bread Design's Challenge: A card that uses a charm, ribbon and one other embellishment- but NO flowers (unless your charm is a flower)!

Well, those who know me know I adore flowers, and that would be a challenge for me for sure!
So I figured that if I can't use flowers, then bling is the next best thing!

I chose these rather large rhinestones. But when I had the card all finished, it suddenly dawned on me that maybe the glitter is considered an "embellishment"? I hope not. I can't imagine that embossing powder would be either, and I tend to think of them as both more like kind of "basic" elements- along with things like ink, etc. Hopefully the judges will agree ;-)

My little silver love charm was simply added on using a piece of thread tied around the ribbon. I was not sure how that would work, but you can't even see it at all. I think I may be adding charms to my cards more often. I usually just use findings and attach with large pop dot glue dots. But I am liking the dangling effect that charms give.

Anyway, there you have it: the first time I have ever made a card to submit to a challenge! I love ODBD stamps (which you probably have figured out by now, lol!) and am excited at having a chance to win a gift certificate to their store.

Why don't you try this challenge, too? But hurry- cards have to be entered by August 5th!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love to hear what you think.

Have a wonderful day!

Items I used to make this card:
Stamps: ODBD Get Well
Paper: SU! Brushed Silver card stock; Designer paper by Daisy D's
Ink: Versamark
Other: Spellbinder's Fleur De Lis die; SU! Whisper White taffeta ribbon; Charm from Michael's; SU! silver embossing powder; silver glitter; SU! distressing tool.


Sabrina Jackson said...

Oh, Sarah, I am so happy you played along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge!!!! I absolutely love your take on this challenge and your colors are awesome!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Rosemary said...

your card is just beautiful! i love the distressing... wonderful!

Becky said...

This is beautiful.

Unknown said...

Sarah, this is stunning, one of my favorites!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Sarah, this is so beautiful!! I just love the distressing, the silver accents and your use of die cuts. So elegant! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful! Love how you layered your sentiment with the naetsibilities behind it. Thanks so much for joining us on the ODBDSL Challenge this week! We hope you will join us again tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, delicate and sweet card Sarah!! I love the silver elements!!! beautiful verse too, love this card so much!!
Big hugs
Have a great weekend!!God bless

Rosemary said...

Congrats on your Shining the Light award! Your card is so pretty!

BethH said...

This is so pretty, Sarah. I love the torn edges....neat touch.

Anonymous said...

Sarah, you have outdone yourself on this one. Truly amazing and breathtaking.