Sunday, March 21, 2010

Black and Cream with a little CAS on top

Hey Peoples!! Are you sitting down?! Yep!! I actually have ANOTHER  project to share today!! (don't worry, I'm sure I'll make up for it next week as I have to work all week while the boss plays in Mammoth! hehe).  I finally got the Just for Fun Friday color challenge done!!  Kat had challenged us to use Black, Cream/vanilla and a color pop of our choice.  Now, to me black and cream just seem to call for RED (though I will admit that Heidi and Broni  have given me serious thought that GREEN should be the go to color!!).  But!! I stuck with the red!

 Now, I kept this pretty clean and simple.  I first stamped the flower flourish from Just for Fun Stamps®(G3354) across the top of my pure luxury 5x5' card base using my stampamajig.  I then pulled out some of the left over coffee filter flowers that I had made for this previous project. I swiped some Worn Lipstick distress ink on my craft pad and spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist in Apple Red and smooshed my flowers into the ink, giving them a soft shimmer that the photographer was not able to capture (ahem!).  The flower is held together by a Build a Brad that has a 1/2 cream pearl on top.  The flower was then layered over some black velvet ribbon and the Fleu de Lis Spellbinder border that was cut and embossed using my Big Shot. I added some teeny tiny 1/2 backed pearls to the middle of the larger flowers in the stamped image and then carefully sponged the edges of the card with Old Paper Distress Ink.  I played around with adding a sentiment to the front, but decided that I liked the card as it was and a sentiment could be added later to the inside to fit what ever occassion the card was called for!

Thanks for dropping by again today!!  I'm off to find my desktop AGAIN (am I the only one who creates a HUGE mess for a simple card?!! OI!! I swear my craft area will never be cleaned as long as I'm creating!! It would seem that I pull out every possible die, embellishment, tool that I MIGHT consider using on a project!! LOL!!)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and remember to take the time to create SOMETHING, whether it be a new recipe, a scrapbook layout, a card or a new spring garden bed!!


Broni said...

Oh,my!! This is so gorgeous, Starla! Love the pop of red with that beautiful flower! Perfect challenge card!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

So pretty.

Beate said...

Hugs and smiles