Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Think pink ... and black ... and white

Hello everybody! I hope you had a lovely day. I sure did. I've been crafting almost all day plus the sun was shining all day so it that got me even in a better mood. What else could I wish for?

One of the things I made is this black, white and pink card.

So, what do you think? I've always liked this colour combination, but I don't think I've ever actually used it. I'm always a bit scared to use black on my projects because I'm affraid they would turn out too dark, to depressing. Here however I think that black just adds a tiny bit of elegance. But maybe that's just me ...

I folowed the great sketch from Hanna and friends blog. First I was actually thinking about just making a round tag (see the center of the card), but then I changed my mind and turned the "tag" in the center of my card.

For this project I used different shades of pink paper (the patterned one is from Provo Craft and the plain pink paper is from my stash), black paper and white paper. I made the swirl with Marianne design die and circles were made with my Spellbinders dies. Butterfly confetty, crystals and ribbon are from my stash. The image is a rubber stamp from Posh impressions. I also did some embossing,as you can see. I used Cottage floral embossing folder from Craft contepts to do so. And the corner punch I used is from Family treasures. Oh, I also used Tim Holtz's Spun sugar and Weathered wood distress inks. And of course I just "had to" distress the edges a bit too (I just used scissors to do so), I love this look.

I'd like to add this card to the following challenges:
Hanna and friends: Sketch
Paper romance: Black and white plus one other colour
Charisma cardz: To die for
Sarah Hurley challenge blog: Embossing
The shabby te room: Bingo (I used die cuts/punch, embossing and ribbon)
Let's ink it up: Die cuts/punches


  1. So we both did the same thing today.. I took a day off from work and spent most of the day crafting.. yes what else could we wish for :) and this is lovely yes, fantastic colour combo and I really love that swirl, so elegant. xx

  2. i love the way you used the black, i think it is a bit of chique!

  3. I love this colour combo too Cebelica but dont think I have used it either...your card is perfect for it...gorgeous
    Mina xxx

  4. Hi Cebelica, vert pretty card love the design and gorgeous colour combo. Sounds like you've had a perfect day.

    Donna x

  5. I really love the color combination and the embossing. great card :-) Thanks for visiting us this week in the Shabby Tea Room! :-)

  6. Just beautiful! I love the black and pink together. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  7. Lovely card and a great colour combo.

  8. Hi sweetie love your beautiful card I love this colour combo its one of my faves & I agree I think the black does add a touch of elegance.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  9. Danes sem slučajno naletela na tvoj blog in te enostavno moram vprašat kje dobiš vse te čudovite papirje, štampiljke, barve, like... Saj vem, da bi se morala odpravit v Ljubljano, ker pri nas razen barvnega papirja nimajo čisto nič, ampak ne vem kam se naj odpravim.

  10. It´s a wounderful card! I like it!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna & Friends!

    Hugs, Susanne

  11. Oh how lovely! Great job on the color combo :)

    Thanks for joining PR this week!

    Sandra P

  12. Your embossing and corner punches are so lovely! Thanks so much for playing this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

  13. Pretty card, love the contrast between the soft stampls and the hard colors. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  14. The colours you have used have made a very glamourous looking card. Well done and thank you playing along with LIIU. Suzanne B

  15. Oh this is so pretty! Fab colour combo :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  16. This is really stunning! I LOVE all the beautiful details. Hugs, Karen

  17. Great card - love the embossing with the punched corners - pure genius!

  18. I don't know why you are scared of using black - you do it so well. Lovely card, very striking. Thanks for joining in our Die Cuts/Punches challenge at LIIU this time.
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  19. Lovely Card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week!

    Sarah x


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