Friday, October 14, 2011

Simply Create Challenge #54, Shades of Black

Good Evening Stampers. I worked on this card for a long time....too long unfortunately, and I didn't get it up for our challenge this week. Our fearless leader made some changes to our submission calendar meant to help the design team and I put them on the back burner and, well, the best laid plans of (wo)man! But it doesn't mean my blog readers can't have a looksie. I must say photographing black and white is agonizing. I can see why I totally need to purchase and learn all about, a light tent. It is not on my wish list, BUT, if I'm gonna show-off my cards, maybe I'd better find a way, because justice is not being served in this photo.

So, my card base is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 Gina K Gina K Designs. heavy weight cs. It is matted with a black cs 5 x 5 piece on which I did diagonal scoring with my Martha Stewart scoreboard. Then I used my new Cheery Lynn Designs doily die in SU gray cs and exotic butterfly die on a scrap of white using my CB to cut it out. Circle diecuts were made with Nestabilities. The sentiment from Gina Ks Fanciful Tags is punched using a partial portion of an EK Success label punch, a little trick I learned on-line. The border on scrap white is Cuttlebugs' Fancy borders. I've added a gray satin bow made with my Bow Easy, a stickpin from CTMH, (already made up for you) and pearls from my stash. The crochet white flower and the center antique brad are from SU.

This card belongs in the fussy card category, but it was worth it, I think.

Have a Happy Weekend. Don't forget to check-out Less Is More early tomorrow for another challenge.

Blessings, Erica
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Sandra said...

Hi Erica, this is lovely :) Sandra H

Marjo said...

Gorgeous card Erica.

xoxo Marjo

Janine said...

Great job Erica...I love black and images cards!!