Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Black & White Card

 
This card will be entered in the Joan's Garden's Black & White Challenge Week # 10


Materials Used:

Staples:  Black & White 160# Cardstock
Spellbinders:  Fleur De Lis Squares (From Joan's Gardens)
                       Bitty Blossoms (large rose) (From Joan's Gardens)
                       Floral Ovals (From Joan's Gardens)
Cheery Lynn Dies:  Fanciful Flourish (From Joan's Gardens)
Stampin' Up!:  Small Heart punch (small rose)
                        Pearls
                        Butterfly punch
                        Vintage Postcard Stamp (discontinued)
Martha Stewart:  Pine Branch Punch (discontinued)
Cuddlebug: Kassie's Brocade embossing folder
Copic Marker: Black
Lace from my sewing stash

I embossed the front of the card with the Cuddlebug Kassie's Brocade folder.  Then I glued  the largest Fleur De Lis Square in the center with the two smaller squares on either side.  I cut a piece of black cardstock and glued it inside the front cover and attached the scrap of lace to it.  The large flower was made using the largest die from the Bitty Blossoms set and the smaller one was made by cutting out small hearts and forming them into the rose.  I stamped the lady at the desk with ink onto a white oval from the Floral Oval die, but it didn't turn out like I wanted it, so I used a black copic marker to go over it.  I placed the pine branches and flowers at the left side on top of the Fanciful Flourish.  I cut the butterfly out of a peice of Kassie's Brocade embossed card stock, attached feelers and pearls to it, and placed it at the top of the small rose.  I placed the pearls on the squares and oval last.


21 comments:

  1. Jeannie, this is just beautiful. It is elegant and crisp, and has a wonderful balance between white and black. Gold star for you on this one!

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  2. Very beautiful card. Love the black and white frame, flowers and stamp. Very vintage - Agree with Ginny - Gold star for this one!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. Your card is beautiful as well.

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  3. Jeannie, your card is beautiful. What a great idea. I love the shape using the 3 squares . Great job!
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge
    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I so enjoy your contribution to my creative endeavors.

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  4. Wow, this is stunning. I love how you created the frame and your flower arrangement is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

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    1. Thank you so much. I look forward to each day and each new card that you make. You are an inspiration to me.

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  5. Been thinking about those fleur-di-lis squares, and I think this is one of the prettiest cards I've seen done with them. Your roses are absolutely beautiful. I sure love that silhouetted centerpice, and the die you chose to showcase it--how perfect!

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    1. Thank you so much. I always go to your blog and look at all
      the beautiful cards you make.

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  6. WOW Jeannie ... this is stunning! LOVE your design ... so delicate and your flowers are PERFECT! Wonderful inspiration ... thanks so much!

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    1. Thank you so much. Cardmaking is such a fun pastime.

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  7. Stunning card Jeannie, love your silhouette, and the layout is so perfect for it, GREAT card!! Love your design and layout.
    Thanks for sharing your talents.
    hugs
    Donna

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    1. Thank you so much. I fell in love with this stamp set when I saw it at my Stampin' Up! demonstrator's home. I was so disappointed when I found out it was discontinued. Then, I searched on e-bay and was so elated to find one for sale there.

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  8. Congratulations Jeannie, This is for sure the winner of the winners. Thank you for the inspiration and for the great ideas you shared with this one.

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  9. I am so excited to learn that my card was chosen by my peers in this challenge! It means so much to me. A big thanks to Joan (and her staff) for the wonderful service they provide, to Selma for her continuing inspiration, and all those of you who provide such wonderful blogs.

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Well done. Also, there were 16 entries which means you get the Memory Box trellis. YAHOO

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  11. Beautiful card....love the layout and all the pretty details, I think you should frame it, as it would make a wonderful piece of art!!!

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  12. Jeannie, I love your card. It is so elegant looking with the embossing folder you used and the SB dies. Love those dies! Great job!

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  13. congratulations, this card certainly deserves the honor. I love this SB die as well.

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