Sunday, February 3, 2013

Black and white

Hi all,

Happy Sunday, and hope everyone has had a great weekend!

I have finished another card from my "must complete to mail this week" list.  Only two more left- yay!  This is a thank you card for my mother-in-law (so Mama L, if you are reading this, please don't look any further!).  She is such a wonderful lady and does so much for our family.

Anyway... I had the urge to do a black and white card so I could use some really cool ribbon I had.  While making it I decided I wanted just a splash of color, so I ran with it.  The layout is based on the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, and I finished it and posted it just in the nick of time; I didn't think I was going to make it when the baby woke up at the last minute.  Talk about crunch time!

I colored the pearl spray with a Copic marker.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They are such a wonderful company- I really can't say enough about them (and a big Thank You to Holly for getting me addicted to yet another thing LOL!).  They sent two samples with my order, and yet another "sample" that was tied around my package which I used for this card.  How awesome is that!  I embossed the strip along the bottom for some added texture.  And I think lastly, the stamp was heat embossed.  Product details below.


Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch
Pin and Tack - Spark your creativity now, anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
The Crafting Cafe - anything goes
The ABC Challenge - G is for going dotty
Joyful Stamper, Inspire Me Fridays Challenge - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes  2nd place :)

Close up

Size:  5 x 7
Papers:  basic card stock, The Paper Studio
Dies:  Floral Ovals and M-bossibilities Enchanted folder from Spellbinders
Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Serene Silhouettes
Ink:  Versamark and heat embossed with Zing! powder, Copic (B02)
Embellishments:  White satin with black dots ribbon, pearl spray from Say it in Crystals


  1. This is gorgeous!! The black/white with the touch of blue is so pretty!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  2. This is gorgeous i love the image you have used and that ribbon is fab. thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  3. Fantastic card, love that touch of blue
    Thank you so much for entering
    with us at the crafting cafe
    Hugs Debbie DT

  4. This is stunning. I LOVE that blue -- it is what makes this card so special. Visiting via MIM!

  5. Great card. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    New follower ;0)

    Be blessed, Beckie

  6. The blue is wonderful as the only "color" and the bling on your cards below are fantasic! I'm going to check out your favorite digital stamp site..sounds fun! Great to have connected through MIM, Lisa

  7. How very striking! I love B&W cards! Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  8. A very elegant card. I love the touch of blue and the pretty ribbon. Your MIL will love the card

  9. Wow Jenn, this card is so pretty and the bling lends a graceful touch to it. I love your black/white combo and the pop of blue is perfection. So happy to find you in the blogosphere, thanks for the visit & sweet comment! I'm lucky follower #6 now and I'm eager to see more fantastic creations. :-)

  10. The blue pearls make it pop. Great job! Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

  11. Lovely card :)

    Thanks for playing along in the Inaugural Crafting Cafe Challenge and good luck :)


  12. What a beautiful card! I love that oval die that you've used with the little splash of blue too. Thanks for playing along with us at the crafting cafe, Claire x

  13. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.


  14. Very elegant creation, just perfect for our Going Dotty challenge at ABC.

    Lin xx


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