Saturday, July 21, 2012

CFC62 Back in Black


CAS-UAL FRIDAYS  Create a clean and simple design using a black base card. This weeks sponsor: Lil Inker Designss is providing a $20.00 gift certificate to  buy some of their made in USA stamps and dies. It sure would be fun to win that.

I love black in fact most of my clothes are black or white, with some blue for interest. The contrast of black and white is strong and fresh. Starting with the black base I outlined a silver .25" frame. I used the simple flower die from SU with a yellow center. The center flower is attached with dimension squares, some leaves on the side, and the birthday sentiment completes this card.

You've got to see the designers cards. You'll be inspired to create one of your own. I love them all. They've used several different techniques you will want to try too!  Fun and funky examples that will delight you. This striking card by: Dana Seymour is so stunning I wanted to use stripes for my card.

I started working with stripes of white glitter tape. I found some scraps of leopard fur paper (I bought years ago) and decided to make some more purses, they're so fun and use just the smallest bits of paper. Then I cut the black glitter paper in scallops to look like an awning, attached with some dimensional squares. And then I realized it was not a clean and simple design. This is an issue with me...more is better...NOT for this challenge, so I stopped and created the birthday card. I'll get back to this later.

Next up is a champagne shaped card I made for a friend from our local Woman's Club. Thelma is celebrating her 90th birthday. Her daughter is hosting a party for her and Bill and I are invited, so of course I had to make a unique card for this amazing woman.

 I used this pink glitter paper that reminds me of sparkling pink champagne. I used gold stickles to cover the black numbers I had available. The star burst and gold chains stickers add more sparkle and interest to the "cork" top.  I'm using a silver Mylar bag that the State store offers for gift bags as  an envelope, tied at the top with a ribbon and flower.

"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't."  ~Henry Ward Beecher

Be well ~ Carole


  1. These are both fabulous cards Carole.... the white blooms look breathtaking against the black base and I love your cute little bag shop display, very glitzy :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  2. Love those white blossoms against the black!

  3. Love your black card with those dramatic white flowers!! So beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. I really, really love both those cards! The flowers are very dramatic and elegant, and the bags are way fun!

    Most of my clothes were black, too, until this summer when I went wild and crazy and jumped into tropical colors. After years of black, I feel like I'm wearing a neon flashing sign whenever I go out, lol.

  5. Oh my word. Both are lovely, but that silver framed one with the white flowers is awesome! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays this week:)


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