Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Black and White

Hi All!

Hope you're having a good week. We've been having a great time at Whimsy getting the chance to share all the new rubber stamps and dies with you! The blog hop is ending at Noon ET today, so if you haven't hopped and would like to, you can start the hop HERE.

Today I have a  card to share, similar to one that I saw on Beate Johns blog and decided to CASE the idea from. Beate's card was simply stunning!  I loved her white with black and then coloring the image in grays so I needed to give it a shot. Beate used some different framing on her image which I think makes her card even more beautiful. But I didn't have those shapes and I honestly can't for the life of me get the embossing down when using nesties. But it was fun to color in a different sort of style with this card. And this is an A2 sized card which I haven't made in FOREVER! lol

I started with the daisy image from Crissy Armstrong's set "Darling Daisies" available at Whimsy Stamps. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copics in C1,2,3,4,5 and 100.  I cut the image with Nesties and then stitched the edges (pretty poorly, actually). The other paper edges were all stitched on the sewing machine as well. The white layer was dry embossed with the Cuttlebug folder Tapestry. I've decorated with ribbon, pearls and sticky gems on the corners. The lacy edging was created with Whimsy's new "Double Scallop Border Die" now available to purchase!

This card fits the challenges at:
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones & Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs - Embossing
Lexi's Creations ribbons but no bows or knots
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes Embossing

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Have a great afternoon!


Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Denise!! Love your stitching and embossing!! HUGS

Dianne said...

Denise this is so elegant and lovely. Love it.


Deb said...

wow, this is amazing Denise, so love the monochrome, very elegant!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Paddington fan said...

This is so striking and stylish! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time for our 'ribbons without bows & knots' challenge and good luck, hugs Jacky x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Denise,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

Nikki F x

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Denise . This so elegant . love your stitching and embossing and bling . Thank you for sharing and linking to Michelle's Make it Monday .

Alizabethy said...

I just love this card!

Lexi said...

Ohh such a classy creation! Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

hugs Lexi xxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card darling!!
Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Shana said...

Wow Denise! Your stitching is amazing and your monochromatic flower is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again this week!

Beate said...

Denise, your card is beautiful!
Hugs and smiles