Friday, October 30, 2015


My sister-n-law on my husband’s side recently lost her father.  Since I was making the card, I decided that I should make one that reflected her taste.  She is a big fan of black and silver or gold so that is where I began.  The card came together much like I thought it would except originally I planned to have a butterfly where the flower is.  After playing around with it for a while, I decided that I liked the flower better. I have enjoyed the designs of  Olga Direktorenko. I particularly like how she uses vellum in her designs so I have been tryng that a lot lately. I started out with some designer black and white paper and covered with a piece of vellum. I glued two black Mod Flower by Poppy Stamps die cuts to a black frame and placed that on top of the vellum. I had some silver gray paper that I wanted to use but it was too thin to make a frame from so I glued the paper to some black craft foam which gave it strength and dimension.  I also cut some black frames.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt by Theresa Momber available at Gina K Designs.  I embossed it with silver embossing powder and cut it out with one of Sue Wilson’s Vienna dies that I backed with a piece of vellum and layered on black card.  For the decorations on the side used Frantic Stamper Spring  Ivy and  Memory Box Tall Chloe dies. I made the flower awhile ago so it was sitting in my flower box.  Added a few pearls so the card is ready to mail. 

Memory Box Black and White Here
Word Art Wednesday  Here
Scrapyland      Embossing Here

Simon Says Wednesday  Anything Goes  Here

Simon Says Monday  Throw Back   Punch or Die Cut  Here