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Monday, July 15, 2013

Romance & Classic

 Hello my Creative Friends!
I have two cards for you today. My first card is a classic black and white.
The sketch is from CAS(E) This Sketch #36  It is such a sweet sketch that I just couldn't pass it up.
I decided on black and white because all of my cards of late have been very colorful so I thought I would change it up. It just so happens that Flourishes has a birthday celebration going on to celebrate their sixth birthday and will have several challenges going on this week and the first challenge is to create a black and white project. Perfect for my color scheme!
On white cardstock I stamped the pretty frame in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. The frame is from Inakadinkado: Expressions. I then embossed the white cardstock with the Swiss Dots Embossing folder. I matted it then with a black  mat and adhered it to the card base with pop up dots. The sentiment is from Hero Arts- Heart Flowers. I stamped it on black cardstock with Watermark Versamark ink  and embossed with white embossing powder,
The little bird is a pillow sticker and is from Studio 112.
I stamped the frame on the inside of the card and stamped "Make a wish" with a Studio G stamp. I used another pillow sticker bird and the "Happy Birthday" is from The Paper Studio- Cupcakes.
I used a black Glaze pen on the candle so it is shiny. I couldn't get it to show up in photos.
I even stamped the frame on the front of the envelope too.

For my second card I did another classic type card. This time I went with white and gold. 
My inspiration for this card came from the romantic inspirational photo from The Shabby Tea Room Week 175. Isn't that a beautiful photo!
You also have to use flowers, pearls and lace.
I used this sketch from Cardabilities #79
I thought this sketch fit the inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room so I went with it.

I actually started my card with the cluster of elements I know that's kinda working backwards but I just started collecting what I thought I needed or could use.  The white paper flowers I've had forever and never used them because they were a little smashed from being in the package and just weren't that pretty. But After I inked the edges with gold ink and worked with them a bit they really turned out very pretty. Glad I kept them now. I used a big gold button. It had a shank so I had to raid my husbands tool box to find something to cut off the shank so the button would lie flat. I attached the button to a white  lace bow. The butterfly is stamped on vellum paper with gold ink and I embossed it with gold embossing powder then die cut it out. I added some peals for the body. The butterfly stamp and die are from Hero Arts and Sizzix.
I also used vellum for the pine boughs that are from a Martha Stewart punch and the gold leaf was stamped on vellum too and I used gold ink and then embossed using gold embossing powder. I just love how it all turned out.
 The banner I stamped the "Mr. & Mrs." in gold ink on white cardstock and embossed it too with gold embossing powder. The white cardstock was embossed with an embossing folder and then inked lightly with gold ink and then matted on gold shimmer paper. I rounded all the corners too.

Thanks so  much for the visit and I hope you come back again!



  1. Your cards are incredible, love that sweet bird in the frame, it looks so real!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  2. Two stunning cards Teresa! I love that you stamped on the inside and your envelope. Gorgeous creations! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge for our Flourishes 6th Birthday Celebration!

  3. Very romantic wedding card. Thanks for playing along with us at the Cardabilities Challenge and hope to see you agein.

  4. Beautifully and simply elegant! The black and white is stunning paired with the Swiss dot embossing folder and the beautiful curly/swirly label! Gorgeous!

    Your second card has romance written all over it! Elegant and classy with just a hint of vintage - love is truly in the air!!! Beautiful results with the velum both in the punched boughs and the gold leaf background!

  5. Beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for playing along at Cardabilities! Agnieszka

  6. Beautiful and romantic card...

    Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities.

  7. Very classy and timeless cards! Love the gold know my obsession with

  8. What a very beautiful card, love the paper lace you have used as background, thans for sweet comment onmy blog.

  9. oh your cards are so beautiful and elegant!

  10. Wonderful cards - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  11. Beautiful cards you made.

  12. Oh my goodness, such a beautiful and elegant card! Love how you inked the edges of the flowers with gold ink - what a great idea! Also, thank you for stopping by my blog to leave congrats! So sweet of you.


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