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!


Jo said...

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

Donna said...

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

Monika Reeck said...

busy Kitty
you made three cards woooowww
I cant decided which one is better than the other also
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 :)

New Creations said...

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

jimlynn said...

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

carol said...

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

terrie said...

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

Becca Cruger said...

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!

Di said...

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


Di xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh, they are so beautiful!

Love and hugs

Lisa said...

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 :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lynn said...

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

StampNScrapJunkie said...

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

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

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!

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

CraftYourPassion said...

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

cotnob said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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!

scrappymo! said...

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!

UTs Hobby Time said...

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

Debbie Adams said...

Gorgeous! I saw these on FB and they are just stunning. Your so talented. Love each one!!

Unknown said...

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

marion said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely cards xxxx

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everything with said...

love these cards kitty, so lovely xxx

chanya13 said...

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

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards!
very nice !

KraftyKoolKat said...

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.

Barbara Godden said...

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

Lori said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Jacee said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!!

Unknown said...

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

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OH these are so beautiful.

Unknown said...

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

MagsB said...
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MagsB said...

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

stampingbowd said...

Oh wow! Three elegant Sympathy cards! Really gorgeous!

Marlene Atkinson said...

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

Jingle said...

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!

Debi said...

Gorgeous. The second is my favorite.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

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

Warm hugs

Dorothy S said...

These are stunning and classy - perfect sympathy cards.

Laura said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Stephanie said...

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


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

Anonymous said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Sandy S said...

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)