Monday, July 25, 2011

Just because....

Welcome once again - it is good to be here and not think of the temperatures outside... 5 oC at the moment and cloud building again - I retreated to the studio this afternoon and made a card that has been brewing since I saw a certain sketch challenge last night.


I stamped the image from the Layer of Color Love Set in Graphite Black on Curious Metallics Cryogen white paper and embossed it with clear detail embossing powder, and cut and embossed it using a classic rectangle Nestablity and layered it on black cardstock.  


A quick trim of lace and ribbon, a bow and an old pearl button, and four rhinestones finished the main panel.


I mounted this on the base of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card, which made the other (white) paper look cream!  To finish I embossed a line 5mm in from the edge of the cardstock.

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Thank you for calling by - may your day be blessed.

31 comments:

  1. This is just lovely. I love the mix of black and white it's really striking.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. Lovley card. Funny to see that we both linking or card to exact the same challenge's

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  3. Gorgeous card! black and White cards always look so stunning!

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  4. A great card Maxine xx Jan

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  5. Hello Maxine - what a lovely card! I love the elegance of the B&W with the LOC image - you ROCK with your CAS cards! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

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  6. Very, Very beautiful, Regards, Maribel

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  7. What a beautiful CAS card Maxine. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

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  8. Beautiful simple card, Maxine. Love the CAS style! Thank you for joining us for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner!

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  9. Lovely monochrome card. Great stamping and cute button and bow!

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  10. Striking card Maxine, what a super font mix
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  11. Super card, love the button, bow and lace trim. Carol x

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  12. Hi Maxine! Oh goodness I love this elegant CAS card! Love the little touches you added and the embossing is a wonderful touch!

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  13. So pretty, love this LIM card and the black and white elegance. Thanks for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week! We love seeing your work!

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  14. that was a fun sketch! I love your take ...clean and classic! :)

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  15. Sooo pretty and elegant...love the stamp you used and all the white space!!!

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  16. Such a beautiful and romantic card.

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  17. What a dynamic card so beUtifully crafted, love the gorgeous black and white

    Marie

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  18. Love your card, very elegant x

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  19. WOW! Maxine, this is gorgeous. I love the placement of the rhinestones. The scoring around the edges really makes a stunning frame!!!

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  20. Gorgeous! I love black and white, but who doesn't, right! Pretty stamp!

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  21. Very pretty, Maxine! Love the black, white, and your design is wonderful too!

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  22. Beautiful card. I love black and white cards, they are so striking.

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  23. Your black and white card is lovely and elegant. So glad you could join us this week at Our Creative Corner!

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  24. Clean, simple and completely stunning! Love it. Gill x

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  25. I just love the crisp clean simplicity of this card! thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

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  26. What a classy and oh so elegant card!!! I love the colors and the touch of bling!

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  27. I forgot to add thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns!!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D