Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Somethings

Happy Friday All!

Hope those of you in the States enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and that my international friends have had a nice week too. We have a new challenge for you on STAMP SOMETHING today and it's one in honor of another special day here in the US. Today is know as Black Friday, the busiest, craziest, holiday shopping day of the year. Many people get up super early in the morning, stand in long lines, waiting forever, all to get that special one day only price on all their holiday gift giving needs! I've personally never really ventured out, but we are going to this year!

So for the challenge we thought it would be fun to have a Black Friday Somethings theme. All you need to do to play along is make a project that includes the color black in some form or another. It could be black paper, ribbon, buttons, anything you can think of as long as there's something black, it counts! Post your entry by 7pm EST on Thursday, December 4th for a chance at this week's blog candy prizes! That's right I said prizes...there will be two lucky winners this week!

Our new sponsor, JessicaLynnOriginal, has generously donated a $20 gift certificate and a free designer stamp as blog candy this week! Woo Hoo, thanks Jessica! Be sure to check out the design team samples for this week too, they are fabulous in black!

Here's my take this challenge....

I started with black cardstock and then layered on a piece of white cardstock embossed with the swirls embossing folder and my CB. I used A Cardinal Christmas from SU! as my image. I used the coluzzle to cut the white oval and then my scalloped oval nesties to cut the black oval. The final touches were some taffeta ribbon and white gel pen dots.

Thanks for dropping in! Hope you'll have some time to stamp something black with us today! Have a great weekend! :)

19 comments:

Lisa H. said...

Denise, this is sooo pretty. I love the bird stamped simply like this. great pop of color with the ribbon!

Becky Carafa said...

This is so elegant and beautiful! I love that cardinal!

Cindy said...

This is elegant and so classic. I love how the embossing and the scalloped oval dress it up and really highlight the cardinal. Beautiful!

Rach said...

Gorgeous Denise, so very elegant. hugs rachxx

Emily said...

Gorgeous card, Denise! I love the colors! This looks so elegant! The CB background looks great! TFS!

Alexandra said...

This is absolutely beautiful Denise, WOW!!!! I love the embossing, and how elegant that bird looks! Absolutely gorgeous, my friend!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Helena said...

Gosh what a striking card, fantastic!!

xxxx

Lynn said...

This looks great in black & white with a touch of red...very classic. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

Jo said...

This is so striking Denise...it's beautiful and love the red of the ribbon too.

Hope you managed to find some bargains! Gradually catching up with things so hope to be in touch real soon.

Lauren said...

The ribbon just makes this pop Denise. I love the monotone with a hint of red. Fabulous card!

Maria Matter said...

Striking!......just love black & white cards!
Blessings, Maria

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! I just found out that we have a stamping company in NH!!! I am so excited. I live in NH and will be on the look out for your stamps. :)How rude of me. I was so excited that I did not make mention of the card that you made. It is beautiful.

Mary

Mary

bolha said...

This card is stunning. Love how you put it together.
x Natasha x

Diane said...

It looks wonderful Denise! It's the first time I see the Cardinal not colored and it's really neato!!

Diane said...

I forgot to post that I have a Black and white card to enter,here it is if you'd like to check it out. Thanks for the chance Denise!
http://ddnjoys2stamp.blogspot.com/

melody said...

wow ~ that is gorgeous denise! and wuv that black and white

Rina said...

Very elegant card. I love the red, white, and black combo. Nice job Denise.

Aloha and God Bless~

Erin... said...

SO beautiful Denise!! I love the touch of red with thatyummy ribbon!!

Vicki said...

This is a really pretty card!! :) Simple, but so elegant!! I hope to be able to play along today!! THANKS!!