Friday, June 7, 2013

Pink and Black

This week at Joan's Gardens ( we are challenged to make a card with pink and black. I have to be careful with this one, because it is very easy for me to get heavy handed with the black and end up with a depressing card.  Here are the guidelines:

  • Use an embossed background
  • Use pink and black as your main colors
  • Use an oval
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
  • Mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge

Starting out with a white cardstock base, a black layer is glued on. Then, a light pink cardstock is embossed; with black ink and a brayer, the raised pattern is accentuated so that it stands out better.  Next, a black die cut lace border is placed on the bottom of the card. The sentiment is stamped and colored with a punch of hot pink for a focal point; it is mounted on a black oval, then on each side of the stamped image is a little pearl. It is mounted with dimensional stickies. To finish it off, I made a double loop pink bow and attached it on the diagonal to add a little more interest.

This challenge made me think, and got me out of my usual way of doing things. That is a good thing, because every once in awhile I need a little push to get out of my comfort zone.

Here is a picture of the card I am entering in Joan's challenge:

Here are the tools I used to make the card:

Spellbinders:  ES-004 Embossing Folder; S4-356 Floral Ovals
Cheery Lynn:  DL-134 Dancing Lace Border
Stampin' Up:  For the Birds Stamp
Stash:  Black Ink, Pink and Black Cardstock, Pink Ribbon, Pearls, Pink Marker

Items in pink can be bought from Joan's Gardens.

I am also entering this card at Word Art Wednesdays and QKR Stampede.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits.  As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.
Rom 10:9-11
9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT


  1. Awesome card. I love how you brayered your embossing. And your little birdie is so sweet!

  2. How sweet, Ginny! I love the die-cut spot you've used and the soft sweet touches. SO pretty, and thanks so much for stopping by to play along again this week and to share your talents with us.
    Have a blessed and relaxing weekend!
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. The delicate die cuts really help make this card a true beauty.
    Thank you for sharing this fabulous art with us. Your participation this week at WAW is greatly appreciated.
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Ginny. this card makes me want to say Tweet, Tweet, Tweet. Great use of dies and i love your lace border.

    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  5. Very the eb folder and the cute little birdie!!

  6. This is so elegant and the color combo is awesome. Love the embossing in this project. Thanks for blessing us with your art and hope you join us again for another inspiring Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. God bless!

    JO ANN

  7. I just love pink and black together! Your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

  8. Great card!!! Thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    A Little Bit O' Paper


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