Sunday, November 3, 2013

Black & White Birthday

This morning I was checking out some challenge blogs I've never participated with
before and decided to try my hand at a few.  I actually was able to create a card that
I think fulfills the requirements for 4 challenges.

Here is the card I made.

So, I first saw the challenge at CASology where the cue word is black and the
challenge at Cas-ual Fridays where the theme is embossing, either dry or heat.
Now I've never considered any of my designs to be clean and simple, but I'm
finding that the more I do along those lines the more I like it.  Hope this card qualifies
as clean and simple for those 2 challenges.  I saw the sketch at Seize the Sketch...

and decided that would be the one to use.  I also thought, that since this is a birthday
card that I would enter it in the Seize the Birthday challenge as well, as anything goes
for that one.

I used Black Magic cardstock from Core'dinations and dry embossed it with the
Sizzix Corners and Lattice embossing folders set.  Then I lightly sanding the embossing 
to bring out a little of the white core.  I stamped my sentiment, which is from the
Inkadinkado Expressions and Frames set, and heat embossed it with white embossing
powder.  I finished with 2 silk flowers from the Paper Studio that I put together with
a black brad.  So, hopefully I covered all the bases for these 4  challenges.
 Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Judy, this black card is just lovely! I like the dry embossing and sanding in the corners, very nice effect. Thanks for playing along at CASology!

  2. Wow!!! Super elegant filigree and lovely bloom!! Such a great card for all of the challenges!! Thanks for joining us at CASology!! We have another CUE this week of BROWN! I hope you can play again too!!

  3. Lovely card and its great for all the challenges. Thank you for visiting me.

  4. Great card, love the embossing and the black and white.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  5. this is so pretty! great card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. striking! I always love black and white cards. Yours has such a great mixture of elements. The pop of silver is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!