Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Black Elegance

Today I made good use of my maternity leave and time between baby naps, its a different story that my laundry is not done and the house is a mess but got me some crafty time. And now that I am done I can scratch my head for some quick dinner recipes :).

So I did a complete 180 degrees on the wedding monogram card posted couple days ago and tried to come up with something different and outside my comfort zone when it comes to choosing colors.

My card base for this card measures 5 1/2" square. my second layer is 5 1/4" square, on this piece of cardstock I glued aluminum foil and embossed it with spellbinders M-Bossibilities EL-006. Then I cut out a window with spellbinders marvelous squares. I framed the window with 2 layers of marvelous square die set and rolled the top layer with a pencil to give a dimension to the card. Stamped the monogram with JustRite monogram stamps and bordered it with the Damask borders. to finish the card I added some rhinestones and pearls, colored the dots on the embossed layer with copic marker R89 and Voila..........

 products used:

stamps: JustRite monogram and Damask Border stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs
Accessories: Spellbinders M-Bossibilities EL-006 and marvelous squares, aluminum foil, 3D foam squares, want 2 scrap say it with pearls, crystal stickers, copic marker R89

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  1. A stunning card - a fabulous design and colours. Your embossing is beautiful and I love how you have used the dies.

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  2. Gorgeous card! I love your curled dimensional frame around your monogram. stunning wedding card. Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes this week!


  3. WOW!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE your take on the Window Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  4. You rock! Baby, housecleaning and card making...

    Fantastic card!

  5. This is SO ELEGANT! Love the colors and your unique frame! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  6. I LOVE your use of aluminum foil -- SOOO CLEVER and very pretty effect with that EF!!! AND that darling idea to roll the frames open edges -- think I saw that done long ago & had forgotten -- MUST use this now that you've sparked that memory (TU!) with this all-around FABULOUS card!!!

  7. I love your work. It's very creative, I can't imagine that's an aluminum foil. A little bit of Cheap rhinestones on the card, perfect!