Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Black & White Elegant Hello Card

I always think if you want an elegant card then a black and white combo is an excellent start.  I came across these lovely thank you cards made by Dawn Olchefske and just had to make my own version.  I also came across this YouTube video from Christine Miller showing a tip for using the Designer Frames embossing folders without getting the lines from the outline of the folder around the embossing.  I was eager to try that out too - and it works a treat!

So here's my version of Dawn's card - I've matted and layered rather than making a one layer card.  I popped up the Hello oval and added 3 of the tiny flowers from the Fresh Vintage set.  I punched them out with a 1/2" circle punch, added jewel centres and popped the centre circle up.  

Some simple stamping on the inside of the card and on the envelope front - I do love adding a punched postage stamp to an envelope, it just really appeals to me for some reason!

Stamps: SU! Fresh Vintage & Elementary Elegance sets
CS: PaperMania A6 white card blank, SU! Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: SU! Designer Frames oval embossing folder, SU! Extra Large Oval, 1/2" Circle & Postage Stamp punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! rhinestone jewels, SU! Dimensionals



Uschi said...

A very simple but very effective card! Well done! I really like it quite a lot.

Margaret said...

So pretty and I love how you used the frame!