Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Black & White Birthday Card


Yes, that is a black and white card in the picture above... I have made a Black & White Birthday Card. For those of you that have not been able to read my older posts, I had put myself on a restriction from making black & white papercrafts. It's the only colors I seem to be inspired by these days and I wanted to get out of a rut. In my defense though, a customer saw the black and white birthday card with the cake at my Etsy Shop. However, it wasn't what he was looking for, but he loved the look of black and white.  I agreed to make him a more classic card for his mothers birthday. It had to be done by tomorrow morning, which I didn't mind. He is a good friend of Glenn's, and I was happy to get the order.

Below are a few more views of the card.


Above is the banner on the card. I love the dimension of the butterflys and the pearl embellishments.


I embossed the two butterflies on the upper portion of the card to match the first layer, but the one on the bottom was handstamped using the same stamp I used for the background image.

The supplies that I used for this card are the white 65 pound cardstock that I always use for the base of my cards. It makes such a difference in the quality of a handmade card when you use the heavier weight cardstock. Black cardstock, black felt specialty paper, black satin ribbon, white organza ribbon, black archival ink, small and medium sized pearls, hand punched butterflies.

The tools that I used are the "Floral Fantasy" Cuttlebug embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. (I love my cuttlebug!) The background image is a stamp by Anna Griffin, the sentiment is also by Anna Griffin and comes from the "Sending You: Sentiments Statements" Set. For the tag I used my Cricut Machine along with the "Sweethearts" cartridge and the butterflies were made using a punch by Marvy.

Hope that you are inspired by this card to create something absolutely fantastic today! If you are I would love to see what you came up with based on this design.

Your comments are a gift to me and I am always excited to read each and every one. For those of you that have been leaving me the gift of your word and supporting this newbie, I thank you!

Until next time... Take Care! 

11 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry,
    Welcome to the group of Bloggerettes.
    I have enjoyed looking at your creations throughout your site. You have made such pretty pieces.
    I hope you will consider joining a group of us in the ATC swap(blissfullatcswap.blogspot.com). We have just had our first swap and the next one will be August 15th,with the theme "orange."

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  2. I just love the card, and welcome to the sisterhood! I look forward to getting to know you better!!

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  3. Hi new sister and welcome. Your blog and creations are lovely.

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  4. Sherry,

    This card is lovely! I saw the b/w and and had to chuckle. It is such a great card and congrats on yet another sale! :) You're awsome!

    Smiles!
    Christy

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  5. DEAR SHERRY,
    I JUST DROPPED BY TO GIVE YOU A HUG AND A BIG WELCOME TO THE BLOGGERETTE SISTER SORORITY.
    I HAVE READ ABOUT 8 OF YOUR POSTS INCLUDING THE ANGEL NAMED KAREN....SHE TRULY IS AN ANGEL AS THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN EVERY DAY AND TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING SO PERSONAL. HOW WONDERFUL YOU AND YOUR FINACE ARE FOR GIVING HER A FAMILY...SHE TRULY NEEDS THAT.
    YOU ARE VERY TALENTED WITH MAKING YOUR CARDS AND TAGS.
    LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU BETTER AND THE FUN WE WILL HAVE. I BECAME YOUR 24TH FOLLOWER AND I WOULD BE RIGHT PLEASED IF YOU STOPPED BY TO SEE ME AND BECOME A FOLLOWER OF MINE.
    HAVE A LOVELY WEEK SISTER
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  6. That is a beautiful card! I love the black and white :)

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  7. Hi there sister! Glad you could join us, in the sisterhood and in blogging! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I love the paper crafts you make. They are so well put together and lovely. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Hope you have a great week!

    Thespa
    Vintiquities Workshop

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  8. Hi Sister....I was here the other day and went to the other blog you suggested...I guess I didn't make it back to you. So nice to meet you. I am trying to follow...but if you don't see it, it is because blogger is giving me issues...I will try again though....

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  9. This card is beautiful...

    Oh, and by the way, I would be happy to give you furniture refinishing tips anytime! Just e-mail me from my blog and we can connect in whatever way is convenient for you.

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  10. Thank for Sherry for leaving a comment on my post. Welcome to the Bloggerette Sorority and welcome to blogland. I have to warn you that it is addicting. I say keep up with the black and white designs. I love them and I am looking forward to seeing many more of your projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have read several of your posts and love your enthusiastic, bubbly way of sharing! Congrats to you and Glenn. I have shared this post on facebook, to let people know how you love to create and then share how you did it!

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. Each and every one is like finding a gift in my mailbox. ~Sherry

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