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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Oh... Cut It Out!!!

Hey there!!  Back with my card for this week's Less is More challenge, as well as CAS-ual Fridays.  The challenge this week at LIM is to incorporate an opening or aperture as the British LIMettes would say in our clean and simple design.    Thus the reason for my post title.  The challenge at CAS-ual Friday is to make a black & white card in honor of penguin awareness day.  Who knew there was a penguin awareness day? Both ideas seem pretty simple, but boy oh boy did the LIM challenge give me problems!!  I had several fantastic ideas... unfortunately I could not make any of them work.  I even went to the craft store in hopes of finding the tool I needed to make my dream a reality, but alas... it was not to be.   So, I settled on a much simpler and more do-able idea.



I had a piece of black cardstock and a white cardbase ready to go, so I cut the black cardstock down a bit and trimmed a 1/4" off the card base on the long side.  The 2nd smallest Spellbindes plain heart die was placed on the cardstock and then run through my Big Shot.  After that I placed the diecut piece in my PTI quatrefoil die, placed a tan embossing mat on top and ran it through the Big Shot again to emboss the quatrefoil image onto the cardstock.  Some thin white ribbon was tied around the piece and then I added the button and bakers twine.  I adhered the piece to the card base and then stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts set Year Round Sentiment inside the heart.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & true black; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Ink:  VersaFine Black Onyx; Dies:  Spellbinders & PTI; Ribbon:  Stampin Up!; Twine:  The Twinery

50 comments:

Barb said...

Wow! This is stunning, Rosie! Just so gorgeous! LOVE!!

Lisa Lara said...

This is a winner for sure Rosi. Wow.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a stunningly beautiful card. I love the black on white. The ribbon trim is just perfect.
Love Sheila x

kingstonmama said...

I love it. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Every touch is perfect - the embossing, the aperture, and the wonderful ribbon treatment. Ann Y.

Saints Rule! said...

DELISH Rosi!

Chrissie said...

This is wonderful Rosemary, that embossing is beautiful.
If only PTI products were available in the UK without huge postage costs. We can't even save by ordering lots at the same time, as the British customs often sting us if the value is over a meagre amount!
Hey Ho!
Maybe we could get our American friends to purchase the products for us and send them on to us labelled as gifts... where the allowance would greater.
But I digress... your card is as fab as ever. Just love it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Frieda said...

Was für eine gute Idee !
gefällt mir sehr sehr gut !!

lg Frieda

Mandi said...

That black looks stuning Rosei. So sorry we made you spend...I bet you had fun though!
Terrific card

Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Deborah Frings said...

Very elegant! I do like the embossing on the black card and the white ribbon is just fab!

Kimberley said...

Love your black and white creation - very effective.

Paula Whittaker said...

elegant card

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there, what an amazing and dynamic card and so beautifully crafted.

Marie

walchowDesign said...

Love this simple and yet stylish card, Rosie!

Olga said...

love that!!!!!

Beryl K said...

Simply Stunning!
Beryl x

Michelle said...

wow! such a beautiful embossing die! love the twine!

Valerie said...

Such an elegant card Rosie, love the embossing and the button with the bakers twine:)Fabulous!
Val x

Jenni's Jems said...

Simply gorgeous card x

Loli said...

Hola Rosigirl:D, ELEGANT, ELEGANT, ELEGANT CAS card, great job Rosemary.
A warm hug from Palma

Fiona said...

V. classy. It seems lots of us are finding this challenge hard, I've still got to come up with an idea!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Gasp! This is so cool and so gorgeous! Love it!!!!! Blessings, Angie

Viv said...

Glad you struggled too Rosie, thought it was just me lol. You have made a beautiful card though, don't think there will ever be a card of yours I don't like either ! :O) Viv xx

Pauline said...

Stunningly beautiful and elegant. Love it!

Heather Maria said...

Wow what a dramatic and striking card, Rosemary! LOVE it!

joy said...

This is one classy card, Rosie!

gg nurse said...

Fantastic black & white card! Don't know what you first had in mind, but I don't think you lost anything with this beauty!

anotherid4me said...

love your card - very much my style

Anne said...

Gorgeous card- love the texture and your cut out heart window!

Jenny said...

Oh so lovely Rosemary! The embossing looks like a quilt panel...super CAS design for both challenges :)
Jenny x

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this is fabulous Rosemary, such an elegant card. xx

Adirondack Annie said...

Very Classy! Masculine & lovingly conveyed!

Tenia Nelson said...

I just love this card!!!

Christine said...

Very classy and elegant! The colours are made for this style.
Christine

ocean-dreamer said...

Unique and just stunning!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, this is a beauty, Rosemary! I am finding both challenges exactly that...challenging! I may sit this one out, seems as if you've just won them both here anyway! :) This card is definitely a winner in MY book!

Cards By Jan said...

Oh sweet Rosemary!! I love your cut out heart, and hugs & kisses!! Elegance to a "T" hugs

Aileen said...

Love your card. Very chic and brill that it works for both challenges. x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Rosemarie, Another STUNNER! Wonderful card. I love the B/W theme too, who knew about penguin day? LOL LOL Gay xxx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fall-over gorgeous!

Michele Gross said...

I think this is fabulous! The texture on the black cardstock is so rich and adds to the elegance of your card. Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen B. said...

This is amazing and beautiful! I did not realize you could emboss with that quarterfoil die too! Thanks for the tip. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Lynne said...

Absolutely stunning Rosemary. Black and white always looks so classy. I love the embossing.
Lynne xxx

Saxo Stamper said...

Just beautiful, I love working in black and white and this is so elegant.

K x

Michelle said...

Love your card, the black and white is stunning and love the embossing too x

Cathy A said...

This looks fabulous Rosemary

Lizy said...

Just so classy Rosemary! Beautiful! :)
Lizy x

Susan said...

I don't know what your first idea was, but what you ended up with is simply GORGEOUS!! LOVE that embossing...and the heart cut out?...perfection!!

bastelengel said...

Love the simplicity of the card! Black and white and lovely.

Lisa A. said...

How lovely, Rosemary!! LOVE the black with touches of white...stunning!! I just ordered that die/plate...soooo pretty:)!!

Brenda said...

I've been missing your CAS cards, this is absolutely gorgeous and elegant!