Sunday, February 22, 2015

Glitter n Sparkle DT - Black and White

Hi, everyone!  It's Sunday, and that means there's a new challenge starting today over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog! This week our theme is Black and White.  I hope you can join us! I decided to make a set of three sympathy cards.  I chose this beautiful image called Roses from one of our generous sponsors, Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet. The artist is Floppy Latte Designs.

For the first card, I die-cut the image with my Nellie's Decorative Ovals.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings set. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Treillage. The ribbon is Crafty Ribbons 6 mm Grosgrain (I won this, thank you, Ali!). I finished off the card with 3 black gems.

Card #1

For Card #2, I printed the Roses image directly onto my card and then overstamped it with the same sympathy sentiment mentioned above.  I used strips of washi tape along the top of the card and added a butterfly die cut (Elizabeth Craft Designs).  I added some sparkle to the roses and butterfly with my Wink of Stella pen.  

Card #2

For the third card, the image was printed on pale-grey-and-white patterned paper, a leftover snippet from my MME Indie Chic Saffron 6x6 pad.  I tore the edges and layered it onto a torn black panel, also a leftover. I like to use up my scraps before they get out of control.  I used some black-and-white patterned paper from Recollections and layered it onto black cardstock.  I stamped the same sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings set on a vellum scrap, which I die-cut into a banner using my Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1.  To finish the card, I accented it with a Cheery Lynn Mini Butterfly die cut and three black gems.

Card #3

Here's a look at the set of three cards together.



Please come over and join us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Black and White challenge. We have some fabulous prizes up for grabs again this week, so I hope you'll play along!

I would like to support these fun challenges:
CRAFT Clean and Simple 1/5
Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3
Craftin Desert Diva's Use Ribbon UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (Card #3) February UE
TOP 3 Crafty Ribbons Black and White (Card #1 features Crafty Ribbons ribbon) 1/5
Creative Fingers AG 1/3
Cute Card Thursday Floral Delight UE
Cuttin' and Stampin' AG 2/3
DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/day
Hero Arts Nature Challenge (Hero Arts sentiment as described above) UE
Inspiration Destination AG UE
Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E
Love to Scrap AG 2/3
Not Just Cards AG UE
Pixie's Snippet Playground All items on Card #3 are snippets. 1/3
Scribbles Designs Clean and Simple 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Little Texture (Card #1 - embossing) 2/5
Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE
TOP 3 Stitchy Bear Stamps FB Group February AG UE
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG Monochrome UE
Sweet Stampin' Spring Flowers 1/2
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

Thank you for looking at my cards!  Wishing you a joyful day!



52 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, especially love the 2nd one with the washi tape.
    hugs Jo x

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  2. Beautiful cards, the black/gray/white is such a clean and elegant look. Lovely image and designs!

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  3. busy Kitty
    you made three cards woooowww
    I cant decided which one is better than the other also
    I LOVE ALL
    and for you to know hehe I used also my old Personal computer..still try to save money to buy new laptop
    my old laptop so sloooow and so mini (it is a netbook) and I cant use it again soo slow and no time to crafting if commenting to many participant LOL
    also I off to making cards :)

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  4. Wow, Kitty, All are stunning in Black & White!!! Love your fab designing and washi tape collections!!!

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  5. Black and white equals elegance - and that's what these are! So beautiful. Love the embossing and designs.
    Lynn

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  6. OOH you have been busy ..love them all, 1st one is my fav though, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

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  7. All three cards turned out fantastic but what you do with washi tape is awesome....
    Even though they are sympathy cards they have a touch of elegant to them.
    Well done Kitty

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  8. What a great set of cards! Black and white would be such a tough challenge for me, but you have managed to create such elegant designs!

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  9. I adore all three of these fabulous cards Kitty. Sympathy cards are always tricky to make, you did a great job!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  10. Oh, they are so beautiful!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  11. They are all three amazing!! I love the beautiful flowers!! The black and white is so elegant!! You did a fabulous job on these my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. So elegant. I love all of the cards, but particularly the washi tape one. Lynn x

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  13. Very elegant cards. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  14. Wow!!! Three fabulous cards Kitty!!! Love them all, but my favourite is the first one, it's amazing!! Love the embossed background and the gorgous frame with the roses! So elegant and romantic!

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  15. Three fabulous cards, adore the black & white and a gorgeous image, my favourite is the first card, totally lush.

    Kath x

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  16. What a beautiful selection of cards.All so elegant too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  17. These are beautiful Kitty, so elegant in the black and white and all fabulous designs.
    Pauline
    x

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  18. Stunning trio of cards! Soi many great looks with that lovely image.

    Thanks for the mention of the 5th and 6th rules. Don't know how I managed to mix that up!
    See ya soon at RD!

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  19. Stunning trio of cards! Soi many great looks with that lovely image.

    Thanks for the mention of the 5th and 6th rules. Don't know how I managed to mix that up!
    See ya soon at RD!

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  20. All three cards are equally beautiful and elegant. Love the image.

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  21. Gorgeous! I saw these on FB and they are just stunning. Your so talented. Love each one!!
    hugs,
    :D

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  22. Wow, lovely cards! Thanks for joining the Cuttin and Stampin challenge

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  23. Your cards are gorgeous and elegant, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your three furbabys, Marion

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  24. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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  25. All of these cards are so gorgeous Kitty. A sad occasion for what they are for but I hope the recipients will look at them and still admire their beauty.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  26. All of them are gorgeous. For me it's hard to make Sympathy cards, Great take on the challenge.

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  27. All three cards are elegant and beautiful! Just right for Sympathy cards, which are so hard to do!

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  28. ooooooh! how pretty in classic black and white, Kitty! I hope it is beginning to feel a little less (violently) cold up there, KT! Spring will soon be here, tho I imagine not soon enough for you. Thank you for the inspiration this morning - truly a beautiful and classy card! xo

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  29. Love these cards Kitty, great designs and black always looks so classy, fabulous!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  30. Black and white is so elegant and makes for the perfect sympathy card. Love your use of washi tape on the one card. That's the perfect stamp too. These cards make me wish I was home so I could play with some black and white!!

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  31. these are lovely! I love the colouring and the images. all fab! thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge! Irene DT xx

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  32. Stunning and Elegant my friend, perfect card for such sad occasions, hugs xxx

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  34. These are so elegant, Kitty! Sympathy cards are so hard to make, but so important to the recipient. Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

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  35. Oh wow! Three elegant Sympathy cards! Really gorgeous!

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  36. A gorgeous CAS card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.Marlene DT

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  37. These are beautiful! The roses look amazing in black and white! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  38. Gorgeous. The second is my favorite.

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  39. Very elegant cards, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  40. These are stunning and classy - perfect sympathy cards.

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  41. Gorgeous and stylish cards.
    Thanks so much for joining in at Crafty Ribbons Challenges
    Laura

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  42. Beautiful cards haven't you been busy !, perfect for our black and white with ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons ! Kate x

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  43. Lovely Design thank you for joining us over at SBBC we hope to see you again next week xxx
    Hugs
    Suzy B ~ Owner

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  44. Wow, WOw, WOW! Beautiful love the black and white. Thanks for playing with us at Love To Scrap.

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  45. Gorgeous creations, very very elegant! I love how used washi tape!
    Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  46. These are absolutely stunning. I don't know which one I like best. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

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  47. Your cards are all gorgeous! thanks for sharing with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge.
    Cathy DT

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  48. I find sympathy cards the hardest.... you did a fabulous stunning job with these...

    Thanks for joining us at our CAS challenge at Scribbles Designs....hope you will join us at our next challenge!

    Sandy S
    (Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

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