Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fabulous Baja Soiree

Am I going to a fabulous dinner party in California?
Nope, it would be more than an evening if I were going to Cali, as it is a couple states away, hee hee. ;-)

I'm pretty excited to show you today's project. For ONE thing, it counts towards TWO challenges!!
1 - The WT (Ways to Use It) challenge was to use twine.
2 - This week's sketch challenge

For ANOTHER, I used some fun things I haven't used much/shown you yet!

A bit of an explanation on the title:
Fabulous - used the stamp set Fast & Fabulous (you can earn it free as a Hostess!)
Baja - one of the main colors I used (Baja Breeze)
Soiree - name of the DP I used (Elegant Soiree)

Okay, I know you're dyin' to see what I came up with.  Personally, I think it looks better IRL...and I love how it could be used for many different occasions. :)

Here's the sketch I followed:

I originally didn't have the kraft layer all around the white base, and then the layers looked more true to sketch, but the kraft matting around the main image stood out too much, so I added the other...I guess I have quite a few layers on here, but at least it follows the sketch! lol

Well, what do you think?

The Small Print (All Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Fast & Fabulous
Ink: Stazon Brown, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzaz
Paper: Elegant Soiree
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Aquapainter, Chantilly lace, Linen thread, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! :)


  1. You are so funny! I would love to invite you here to southern California for a soiree! Very fancy - blue jeans and a sweatshirt! I love this card. I really am getting more impressed with the lace ribbon and with that little piece of twine, it looks great. Thanks for bringing a great big smile to my sick life and for blessing my day. :) Now if I would just get better!

  2. This is very pretty Crystal. Love how you named your post. I'm often title challenged for my posts so this is a good lesson in coming up with something simple but intriguing! TFS.

  3. Love the card! Super elegant, and you're right, could be used for many occasions.


  4. Never too many layers as my sister always tells me. Very pretty card especially with the lace ribbon.

  5. I really, really like that card! Really nice job! TFS.

  6. You are funny! Great card and you did a great job with the sketch! I love it!


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