The Play Date Cafe

Monday, 13 September 2010

Black & White Blooms with a hint of Pink



I am entering this card into two challenges - The Play Date Cafe #46 (black & white with a splash of pink, copper or gold) and Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge #14.    

I tried very hard to get a decent photograph of this card but failed miserably, they all looked off white or pixelated so this rather blurry scan will have to do.  I have used a variety of Waltzing Mouse stamps here, the large and small blooms are from the Chrysanthemum set, the sentiment is from Blessed by You and the narrow strip separating the two backing papers I made uses the border stamp from the Say it with Style set. The scallop egde was made with a Martha Stewart punch and I threaded a length of  cerise pink organza ribbon through as one of my splashes of pink.  The black, white and pink flower die cut was made by my friend Beverley who runs the Chop o Holics card club.  I enjoyed making this card and am quite pleased with the result as I think a touch of another colour adds something to the monotone look.

17 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Denise!

I can see both of your lovely cards linked on the WMSC blog, so no worries! Sometimes you have to wait a bit or refresh the page to see the thumbnails.

Thanks so much for playing with us in our sketch challenge!!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the black and white on this on - with the touch of magenta! Wonderful stamping and edge punching on this! thanks for playing (twice!) with the WMS sketch!

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome card! I love that border punch on the right side with that wonderful pink ribbon woven through! How strikingly elegant! Super use of the color 'splash' this week, thanks so much for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of this weeks colors, love the edging! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Susan Allan said...

Thank you for you kind comments on my work.

This card is very pretty. I adore those flowers which I think are Dahlias.
And the border is a lovely crisp edge to your design.

I think your photo is just fine!

Sue x

Paul said...

Wow this is so beautiful and elegant. Love the crispness in the use of white as your main colour and the accent of the pink on the border. Those flower stamps are tempting too. Pxx

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, this is simply GORGEOUS! I love the pink border, it really stands out beautifully with the black and white! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Banu said...

WOW..Beautiful Card. So pretty. Loved it.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous! Love that edge punch! Thank for stopping by my blog to say hello! : )

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! Love the pop of pink! That jewel is stunning! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all the FAB stamps you used and LOVE how you wove the pink through! FAB!

Ruth M said...

I LOVE this fabby card! Black and white with pink is one of my all time fave colour combos and this is a wonderful example! I'm really liking the chrysanth blooms stamped in black, I feel a CASE coming on!

Monique said...

Oh how brilliant Looking...Love this color combo. Great border punch on the side of your card..Great take on the sketch and color challenge :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fun card--love that ribbon in the border punch! STUNNING! Beautifully done:) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!!

jen said...

This is fantastic! Love the ribbon threaded through that border punch!!!
Congrats on your fab 4! :)

*** Suzi B *** said...

Congratulations..... lovely card x

Tammy said...

Thanks for your sweet note and Congrats yourself on Fab 4! This is a beautiful card! I love your style!!!

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