Monday, May 30, 2011

Embellish Blog Challenge

While looking at some of my favorite blogs the other day, I saw Lin's amazingly gorgeous card here. She made it for the Embellish Blog's, text color trends challenge. I love the text part of the challenge and the beautiful color combo of gray, black and white. And Hero Arts is sponsoring this challenge too! Yay!




I decided to use one of the small text images from the Hero Arts, Dictionary Greetings, clear set. I used a negative die cut technique for the text and added a flower image from the Blossom Art set. I stamped it all around the background of the card, in a light gray color. The ribbon was on a gift from a friend and it was the perfect shade of soft gray. The gems I used were a gift from a Flickr friend. . .I just wish I could remember who it was! Love them!



Thanks for stopping by today! :)

32 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Barb, I love your reverse die technique and these colours are great, must check out the challenge!!

Virginia L. said...

This is so subtle and beautiful, Barb!! The little gems in circles are lovely and the ribbon adds such a great touch,too! So glad to see you play with this challenge! I got mine made..just have to post it some time :) HUGS!!!

Tiffany said...

Very elegant, neutral colors, love your use of the negative die cut! I always forget to save those and use it on another project, such a great idea!

Donna B. said...

Love the color scheme and how you used the flower and text stamps. The gems and the ribbon add extra depth to the card. Super!!

Lin said...

Great take on this fun challenge, Barb! So glad that you were inspired to join it! Best of luck! I was a bit afraid of these colors, but it was kind of fun, wasn't it?

Lisa said...

Man, that light gray color is gorgeous, Barb! Love that :) This card is so beautiful- you could do something similar for a wedding!

Arlene said...

Elegant - those little gems in the circles are so unique and just a perfect touch for your card. LOVELY!

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Barb, it is subtle but at the same time it holds an elegance, black and white can sometimes do that. Highlighting your words with bling is effective, great idea.
Smiles;)

Nancy said...

This is brilliant, Barb! I especially love the gems circling the sentiments, so clever! Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend.

Lynn said...

Oh...love how you highlighted the text with the gems! Great job!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE your card Barb...just Perfect for the challenge...Big Hugs!!

Rosemary said...

so elegant, barb!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is gorgeous Barb! Love the gems!

Simone said...

This is so stunning Barb! Such an elegant card! Love those gems :)

kath said...

beautiful card barb...love the soft look and how you highlighted the text with the gems...big hugs kath xxx

Sarah Martina said...

Wow, this is so elegant, Barb! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Trends challenge!

Maureen Morton said...

I love the subtle richness of this card and color combo. I have yet to jump in on these challenges....so much inspiration and so little time! Beautiful take, Barb!

Cristina said...

Ah, a girl after my own heart. Negative die cut! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Embellish!

Deirdre said...

So elegant and classy - love it Barb.

Cathy A said...

Love your bling highlighting

alexandra s.m. said...

You make me want to try this challenge so badly ;-)
Beautiful Barb ;-)

AnitaRex said...

Oh I really like how you used those rhinestone circles! :> Such a great way to use those colors Barb! :>

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I only have a minute but I had to say how much I love this card! Not an easy color combo to play with, but you did it beautifully!

I thought of you today im my post about flowers...I'm sure you know what they all are!

Have a great day,
Judy

lynda said...

Who would have thought gray could look so elegant and chic!! Great take on the challenge, Barb...love your card! The bling really finishes it off beautifully!

donna mikasa said...

Such a classy, elegant card! I love the muted colors and simple design!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful use of the colors and text! Love the elegant feel to this!

Joy said...

Gorgeous Barb, I really think you captured this challenge so wonderfully..love it!

Janetcraft said...

love this simplicity Barb! way to go!!

Tracey said...

WOW Barb!!! FAbulous take on the challenge!!!

78thistles said...

Pretty card Barb! You did a great job with the color challenge. And thanks for stopping by my blog, as usual. I so appreciate it.

Diana said...

Just awesome Barb! Take care.

Brenda said...

Love the soft gray colours and how you spotlighted some of the words in the text! Beautiful!