Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I made this card for Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch, TSSC64. After seeing a beautiful black and white that Mary Jo had made just a while ago it made me think about how long it had been since I had made one.

This card started out as all black and white but the flowers kind of got lost on the card so I added the Pixie Pink to them to help them pop out of the pocket! The DP was two sided so behind the flowers on the top part of the diamond is black polka dot. I didn't realize that the flowers would take over the background until I started placing them into the pocket. It is unusual for me to make a card without an image colored or a focal point stamped on it. The only think stamped on this card is the little oval tag. I couldn't make up my mind if the card was a little "busy" but every time I took something off it the card looked unfinished to me so I finally just left it the way I made it.

On Gina K's Stamp TV site I saw that she ran her flowers through a Cuttlebug folder. I liked it so much I did it to my flowers then curled the petals either up or back to give them some dimension, and layered them. This pocket is really fun to fill with all kinds of things, I forgot how much I like making them!

Stamp: Rubber Stamp Tapestry
CS: SU Black, Pixie Pink, CTMH textured white and DP Kaisercraft
Ink: Stazon black
Accessories: SU flower punch, EK Success flower punches, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Misc. brads, pearls, pins and tag, Black lace ribbon from LSS

I hope you like my version of this week's sketch, I would love to know what you think of it.
Thanks for looking!


Peggy said...

OMG! I love this card! The black and whit with the touch of pink looks wonderful. Fantastic job!

mamichelle said...

Oh Mary, that is so elegant and beautiful! Love the touch of pink!

I have a card that you sent me that's black and white with pearls - so pretty!

MJ said...

Very fun card, it is just beautiful! I so love black and white it is so elegant looking. Great job, thanks for playing along.

Pia said...

Really pretty Mary! I love the little touch of pink

Kristen said...

WOW!!!! This is gorgeous! I love everything about this!