Sunday, May 27, 2012

Black and White Elegance.

One of the card I made yesterday was a CASE'd card of this one from Gina K.   I loved the look of stamped lace on the card and decided to see what stamps I had that might have worked...

Butterfly card

I found a beautiful fine lace stamp in a set from Kaisercraft  that suited the look I was after.   I used Versmark and white embossing powder.  It took me a white to decide on what to have on my focal image.  I knew I wanted to use the Floral Spellbinder die so tried a number of stamps.  Finally decided on the butterfly from Stampendous.  I only wish now that I had used Archival ink to stamp the butterfly as it would have been darker.  I distressed around the edge of the die with some black ink.  Again, not overly happy with the result.  But all in all, the card does have a touch of elegance. 

The weekend just seem to fly by.... Stamping all day yesterday and then this afternoon, we went to visit some friends who spend a month travelling round Croatia and other parts of Europe.  We wanted to get some ideas and their thoughts on Croatia as we are thinking of travelling there next year...so have started the planning phase.  Karen and Gary and their daughters visited relations in Croatia as well as Switzerland.  They also visited Italy and France so it was great sharing experiences.   A nice way to spend a dismal Sunday afternoon.

Wishing you all well for another week.... A short working one for me as it's Queens Birthday Weekend here in NZ and I'm taking Friday off making a 4 day weekend.   We are heading up to the beach, so a relaxing quiet weekend in store.  

Dawn

13 comments:

cardcreationsnz said...

A very elegant card Dawn. You have cased it well. I love the stamps and die you have used. The white embossed lace looks very effective.

joy said...

Gorgeous embossed lace, Dawn! And, I love that die shape and the image you used is great with it! Black and white are one of my favorite combos for cardmaking.

stamplover2011 said...

Very pretty card!!

sheila said...

I saw this over on Gina K and was smitten too Dawn! I think your case of her card turned out lovely....i am hoping to try it later today or tomorrow.....have a wonderful time at the beach!

Barb said...

My older son has always wanted to visit Croatia, Dawn - You should get a hold of Jane and/or Nina over on Flickr. I believe they are both from Croatia. (not positive though) I've heard it is one of the most beautiful countries with very little crime and lovely, warm people.

Your card today is beautiful! Love the black and white combo, pretty lace and the elegant way you've shaded around the flower!

Kara Lynne said...

Dawn, the image is soft with the ink you chose and the way you stamped it. It has a vintage feel that works well with the stamped lace. Beautiful card!

Nancy said...

Such gorgeous elegance, Dawn! I love the combination of the lace stamp with the pretty die cut.
Have fun making your travel plans, Croatia sounds like a great place to visit and I know there are some fellow crafters there (Jane and Nina).

Jay Gee said...

The lace stamp worked out perfectly Dawn and is lovely with that die cut. Such an elegant card :)

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Lisa said...

I agree! I think your card is very elegant and I love the simple design- it works well with the b&w.
Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!!

Greta said...

Wonderfully elegant card, Dawn! Love your elements & that great butterfly stamp!

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Very pretty!

MaxineD said...

Dawn I love how you cased Gina's card - the lace stamp that you used is amazing!! Love the results.

Blessings
Maxine