Friday, April 5, 2013

Yellow, Black and White

This week at Joan's Gardens the challenge is one that is totally enjoyable.  We are to make a card that has yellow, black and white.  This is a favorite combination for me because it always produces a crisp, clean, happy card.  Here are the guidelines for the challenge:

  • Use Yellow, Black and White
  • Use a Frame
  • Use something to do with Spring (parasol, umbrella, etc.) - I don't have a parasol or umbrella die, so in this case I am using birds, a butterfly and flowers... 
  • You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card

The base is white cardstock.  Next, is a black lattice glued on top of a yellow frame.  The next layer is a white embossed oval frame. Then a yellow oval is glued on and a black oval cut just slightly smaller is on top of that.  Next is the white die cut tag with a little SU image of birds playing in a bird bath, set in a bed of flowers.  I used embossing ink and silver embossing powder.  There is a kind of ink you can use so that your colored markers won't cause the original stamped image to run, but I don't have that, so I heat embossed the stamped image and then colored the little birds yellow. It's hard to tell, but the flowers beneath the bird bath have a touch of yellow, as well. The heat embossing works great and also forms a little ridge to help you keep in the lines.  :o)

Nestled around the frame are black and white flourishes; the sentiment and the yellow bow finish the card.

Oh!  Can't forget the tiny little black butterfly on the upper left of the oval frame.  Love, love, love butterflies.

Here is the card:

These are what I used to make the elements of the card:
  • Spellbinders Fancy Lattice Die
  • Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three Die
  • Spellbinders Just Swingin' Die (Yellow Frame)
  • Spellbinders Floral Ovals Die
  • Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Die B117
  • Fiskars Tiny Butterfly Punch
  • SU For the Birds Stamp
  • Versamark Ink
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Yellow Markers
  • Sentiment Stamp from Joann's
  • Ribbon from bargain aisle at Joann's
  • Black, yellow and white cardstock


  1. What a BEAUTIFUL creation Ginny! LOVE your design and all the fabulous detail! Great job ... thanks for inspiration!

  2. Elegant and just super pretty, Ginny. Love how the lines and angles play in this card. Beautiful!

  3. Your card is such a beauty! I love your layout and the how you used that gorgeous floral oval die to showcase that sweet image. I have enjoyed peeking in on your blog Ginny. You do such lovely work! Hugs joann xx.

  4. great card-love all the detail and the little butterfly.

  5. Love your card...the flourishes are wonderful!

  6. Very pretty card....beautiful how you used your black and yellow...I struggled with it for awhile..thanks for the nice comment on my blog :>)


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