Sunday, 6 January 2013

Black and White Feathers

I love monochrome cards, especially black and white, I think it is an elegant combination and when I saw that the challenge at Less Is More this week was just that with a hint, a dab or a tiny splash of colour I knew that I wanted to give it a try. Coupled with that I received a post-Christmas present to myself of a new set of stamps from SU called Fine Feathers so I war raring to go. Here is my card
I added my dab of colour with a gem of Peacock blue. I made three versions of this card, the first one was a one-layer (see below), the second I used a scalloped circle for the image, but this one is my favourite. I love that touch of faux stitching around the edge of the die cut. The sentiment is from Sassy Salutations, if you've visited my blog recently you will know that I love to use this one.

The second card I made when I was trying out different layouts is a  one-layer Thank you card, everything else is much the same.  I liked this one too so I will put it into the Cas-ual Fridays challenge, where they are looking for CAS thank you cards, (it would also have made it for their last challenge as it certainly took less than 10 minutes to make!)





9 comments:

  1. Louise, these are gorgeous. Have to say I like the second on best. The sentiment font is really funky and I love the feathers. I have a stamping up book n the way so will look out for this one!

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  2. Lovely - great 'pop' of colour, Jo x

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  3. The blue gem really sets of the feather, brilliant! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a lovely comment, much appreciated :-)

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  4. These are both gorgeous and I am totally in favour of presents to oneself!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, love it.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  6. this is gorgeous louise... love the pop of peacock blue

    Thanks for Joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  7. Love the dab of color with the gems! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  8. FAB and the colour of your gemstone? Simply perfect!

    Kathyk

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Louise xx