Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Study in Black and White

This week at Joan's Gardens we are challenged to do a card with the following guidelines:

  • Make black and white card
  • Use an Embossing Folder
  • Add some flowers, pearls and lace 
  • You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card 

I had fun with this challenge and also am submitting it to Flutterby Wednesdays.  :o).  

The main card is white cardstock.  The next layer is a piece of black paper covered with vintage-looking lace.  I cut a piece of vellum embellished with a Paper Studio EF on the next layer.  Using the Fancy Flourish die from Joan's Gardens, I cut a black piece and a white piece and layered them, the white on top of the black.  I really love this die because you can take the cut out and shape it so that it is raised above the base to give a true vine look that just meanders all over the place.  This is one of my favorite dies!  Next, I used white paper that was printed in black ink with random words and sayings, and cut out some roses from Spellbinders:  Bitty Blossoms and Spiral Blossom One, both available at Joan's Gardens.  The edges are dabbed with some black ink to give them some contrast, then they were rolled and glued onto the card.  A double-loop bow is attached with a glue dot, and puffed out a bit.  Almost unnoticeable is a tiny black butterfly on the right resting on the white vine flourish, which is raised about 1/4 inch above the rest of the card by bending the vine upwards.  Then to top it all off, the pearls were put on to add to that vintage feel of the lace.

Here is the card:

Below is a closeup of some of the detail:

I gave this to a dear friend whose sister passed away.  She is one of those people who is so kind and gentle and giving.  I hope this card blesses her.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  As always, God's highest and best for you today and every day!




  1. Stunning Ginny, gorgeous design and details.Beautiful lace and bow and the flowers are so lovely.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. What a pretty card! Very elegant! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Very beautiful card. Love the lace and flowers.

  4. Ginny, your card is beautiful. I love all the details and love seeing how you put all your new dies to good use. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge

  5. Those roses are gorgeous and I love the way you created your background. This is a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  6. Absolutely awesome flowers, and what a dramatic background the vintage lace made for this fantastic card. Love everything about it, and think this delicate, detailed card is just beautiful.

  7. A gorgeous card.....I imagine your friend was thrilled with is beautiful!! Good luck with the challenge!!

  8. WOW! Where to begin?? This is just stunning and those flowers are AMAZING! GREAT job and good luck!

  9. Ginny, lovely card, love the dies you use, and all came together so perfectly, love the flowers, they look wonderful!!!
    Great card!!


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