Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ready for Red?

The Tuesday Trigger this time is ELEGANT!


I took some time to think about which of several background stamps that I own would be the perfect one and decided on this one from Hero Arts called Classic Fabric Background.  I stamped it on a dark charcoal paper and embossed it in white.  Then I took some more time to consider what my red element could be, and I kept coming back to a big red rose.  This is the first time I've used all the parts of my Spellbinder's Rose Creations dies - I used at least 2 of most of the sizes, to make this as full as I could.  The rose is centered with an antique pearl brad that sweet Sue sent me.  Then came the sentiment.....I didn't want to overpower the rest of the design, so I settled on this little banner, also from Hero Arts.


supplies: white, charcoal and red cardstock, Hero Arts CG245 Classic Fabric Design, VersaMark ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder, 330053 Heydey Sentiments, VersaFine onyx black ink, Spellbinder's Rose Creations dies, Creative Charms Vintage pearl brad

Now if I only had an elegant occasion to use this for!

22 comments:

Barb said...

Am I counting 12 layers on that stunning flower?! Such a beautiful card, my friend!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the embossed background & your rose is gorgeous!

Pam W Merwin said...

One word: GORGEOUS - no - 2 words: ELEGANT :)

Ardyth said...

Love your take on the trigger - really luxurious and rich!

Caroline said...

WOW this is gorgeous love the red flower against the background. Caroline xxx

Jackie said...

That is very elegant. I love the pop of red against the gray and white. I think I need to buy more gray card stock. I always forget about that color but it makes such stunning cards.

Lyndal said...

FAB stamping & stunning flower Lin - Love it!

Michelle said...

Beautiful flower, Lin!!! Love the background...one of my favorite HA stamps!

Judy1223 said...

When I saw that trigger photo I thought of the same classic fabric design stamp! I love embossing that image in white against dark cardstock...and the pop of red is gorgeous! Well done!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

This is such a knockout!!! Love it. Love the clean embossing and the gorgeous red flower.

Pajalu said...

Wow what a stunning card. So beautifully done Lin. That rose is amazing against that gorgeous background. Good luck with the challenge

Cat Craig said...

Really beautiful Lin!

jintyoo7 said...

Whoa!!! Lin, this is amazing. Fabulous take on the trigger, and perfectly done :)

Brenda said...

This has to be the winner Lin! My gosh this is so beautiful! So much love went into that flower!

Dawn T said...

very elegant Lin. The rose really pops and your chose a prefect sentiment to finish it off.

Maureen Chandler said...

Gorgeous - WOW! This is one beautiful card - thanks so much for sharing it!

Cathy A said...

Beautifully rich and such an elegant style to this wonderful card Lin.

Sue McRae said...

Wow, that rose is gorgeous and the Classic Fabric is the perfect and elegant stamp to let that flower shine!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Lin, this is gorgeous! I love the beautiful flower. Perfect for this challenge!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

This is beautiful Lin! I love that backgound stamp and the beautiful flower! Great take on the TT!!

Michelle said...

Oh, Lin, this is stunning and so, so elegant! Beautiful work!

Unknown said...

Stunning!!!