Thursday, July 29, 2010

Color Splash and a Sketch!

I'm back with another challenge!! This weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge is their color splash challenge. Color Splash is Black & White with a hint of color.
This week's color: Green
I've also used this weeks TUESDAY SKETCH Challenge from CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS!! Have you checked out the site? How about the Creative Blog?? We are getting more and more members, it's great!!! Love it! This is a sympathy card I made, my mom has requested me to make her a few so I'm trying to get some done now that I have some appropriate sentiments. This pic turned out so dark (I know it's black cardstock but it looks really dark!! I may have to make another one and see if I can minimize the black, maybe it's the black ribbon... personally I think it looks better in person!)

PDCC40 and CPC ST67

close up of the embossing and stamping.


1. Made base from white Neenah cardstock 4.25 x 5.5

2. Cut black cardstock (Bazzill) 4 x 5.25 dry emboss using Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder

3. Using Deckle Nestabilities diecut from white cardstock, then stamp Miniature Motif (Taylored Expressions) in black (Palette ink) and using the blending tool, ink the entire image with Shabby shutters (Distress ink)

4. Attach black ribbon to black cardstock, attach stamped image (see pic for placement) add bow and adhesive pearls (Kaiser Craft).

5. Punch 2 butteflies (I used the "practice" stamping papers from the Miniature Motif) add pearls, dimensionals attach to card.

6. Stamp sentiment Care & Comfort (Taylored Expressions) on white, mat with black, attach to card. Finish the inside with sentiment (I used a scripture from the Care & Comfort set)

Thanks so much for leaving a delightful comment and I still have more to come.... God bless!



  1. This is so beautiful and elegant! Beautiful luxurious bow! I would love to check out the sites you mentioned! Warm aloha!

  2. Very elegant. Lovely embossed background and your splash of green is beautiful.

  3. Wonderful vintage card! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  4. Natalie, this is gorgeous. I love the black and white with the hint of green. A great thinking of you card!

    Thanks for the comments on my post and yes "us grammy/grammies do need to stick together. It is a true blessing.

  5. OHHH! This is fab! I just love the black embossed paper! BEAUTIFUL! I also love that bow-LUSH! Great job:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC!

  6. Such a lovely card. I love the embossing and the bow looks gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  7. Lovely card, Natalie! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

  8. what a beauty! I love the classic look