Saturday, November 6, 2021

Black and White Birthday


This card is a compilation of various company's products, but they came together beautifully.

I started with the idea of a channel for the sentiment, so die cut the borders using a lacy die, cutting into some gold and black splattered paper

I then measured where I wanted the sentiment and white embossed it on the black base card. The sentiment had longer 'tails' but I shortened them for this card by masking the stamp

Sitting the pieces together the card looked rather stark, so I white embossed the wee spray of flowers in white on black card, and die cut it

I then used the same die to cut a layer from gold paper, and off set it behind the black and white image

This photo shows some of the gold splatter in the background

The inside was decorated with a strip of the same gold paper.

I am linking this to:

                                       Polka Doodles Challenge Week #45 - Anything Goes


brenda said...

How beautifully elegant Maxine and the hints of gold really draw the eye.

B x

Cinderella said...

Hello Maxine
It’s a beautiful card
Love how you combined it with the golden .
I’m at home a few days in quarantaine because of Covid 19 feeling a bit as if I have the flue hopefully it doesn’t get any worse .
When my symptoms are over by Tuesday I may go to normal life again so I have some crafting time now .
Hope You are well
Hugs and Creativity

Gerrina said...

Wow a sjeik one! So stylish! I Know that someone will be so happy to recieve this beauty! Enjoy the weekend!

JD/ Jill said...

This caard is stunning. I always like the elegance of a Black and white card!

Mac Mable said...

The lacy dies look so pretty and shows off the sentiment to perfection and what a beautiful card Maxine x.

Glennis F said...

A lovely result Maxine, I think I have that same sentiment stamp somewhere, I must hunt it out!

mamapez5 said...

This is a very distinguished card. Black and white is so elegant and the gold is just the lift it needs. A very striking card. Kate X

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Maxine, lots of lovely die cut details and super black and white design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dawn T said...

So beautiful Maxine. So elegant looking

R's Rue said...

Beautiful 😍

Nelly said...

Beautiful and so elegant! Thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week Nelly dt x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful!

Darnell said...

This is a stunning black, white, and gold design, Maxine! The schplatters and schparkle are amazing! I recently did a compilation of companies, too ~ it's so fun to do that! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely work on this card as always, gorgeous dies and delightful colours. xxx

Rose Andrew said...

Great card, great colour combo
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Lori Podolsky said...

Love the details on your beautiful card, Maxine. Thank you for sharing with us over on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again.
Hugs, Lori - DT

Brenda said...

This is an elegant birthday card Maxine! I love the white/black and gold color combo. I also love when a sentiment is laid in a "trench" like that. The lacy die is so pretty as is that white/gold paper you used. The little flower is so pretty and finishes this card off perfectly. I so love this! Hugs, Brenda

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, the black gold and white are so elegant, thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

Rocío G. Tizón said...

Awesome work! I' m your new follower. May you follow me back?
Thanks and have a nice day!

Irish Cherokee said...

This is a beautiful example of artistic design. Really beautiful.

Hugs and Blessings,

Carol W said...

This card is outstanding. I love it.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

The black and white color combination is so classy. Beautiful card!

Neet said...

I love monochrome and this black and white card is classy and elegant. That is a lovely way of putting the sentiment between the two edging dies.
Blessings, Neet xx