Thursday, December 16, 2010

thanks {so much}

Whoo - my second post today!  I usually don't have the time to do that, but, I'm spending the day stamping  :o)
This card is going to a former co-worker and friend.  Each year, my friend Pam and I co-host a Christmas party for a bunch (the attendance varies each year) of former co-workers/friends.  Our workplace closed down in 1999 but, thankfully, we continue to stay in touch.  This annual party is SO much fun!  Each year, one particular friend brings gifts for me and Pam.  She is just so sweet.  Even though she has dealt with the loss of loved ones, 2 years in a row - in November...she still is so thoughtful and giving to others.  What a blessing she is to those around her.
This card is going out to her, in thanks for the sweet gift...and her friendship.

I'm participating in the following challenges, with this card ~

The Play Date Cafe - Color Splash Challenge (PDCC60 ~ black & white with a splash of yellow)
Paper Pals Arts Challenge - CAS Elements of Style - Get your lace in place!!
In fact, this is my 2nd entry in the Paper Pals Arts challenge today.  I had so much fun working with lace earlier today...that I decided to use lace on another card.  This beautiful lace is one that I bought recently, and I've been looking for an excuse to use I need an excuse.
On to the card ~
Maybe I got a little carried away with the number of photos.  I was trying to capture all of the details.  It was difficult to show the dry embossed black panel, so I included an angled photo (closeup).  In the bottom photo you can see some of the border punched yellow cs that I added to the inside.  I thought this MS punch mimicked the V shapes in the lace, on the front of the card.  The black brad, in the center of the bow, is covered in has such a soft look, in real life.  I attached my tiny thank you sentiment with a piece of bakers twine.  The black and white swirled pattern is actually a piece of vellum, that I found in a mixed media pack that I've had for a while.
Well, I've chattered enough!  If you've read all the way to the end of this post..thank you for your patience!!!

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My recipe:
Card stock: whisper white, basic black, so saffron (SU)
Stamp: tiny tags (SU)
Patterned paper: printed vellum from mixed media pack (Best Occasions)
Other: swirl embossing folder (Cuttlebug), brides mother trim white (Offray), white satin ribbon (Celebrate It), corduroy brad (from my stash), baker's twine (Really Reasonable Ribbons)


  1. This is a beautiful card, very stylish and elegant, I love it.

  2. This is so beautiful! What a great CAS layout and nice details!!!

  3. This is beautiful! So elegant! I love the yellow peeking through the lace! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

  4. This is very elegant, great take on the challenge!!!

  5. This is a BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the swirls and the lace! LOVE the inside, too!

  6. A very pretty card! I LOVE the way you've done the hint of yellow under the lace! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  7. Soooo pretty!! Love the texture and the bold swirls :)

  8. Beautiful design. I love the complimentary image swirls with the lace swirls. Perfect!

  9. Gorgeous card and I love your colors! The little touch of yellow under your lace is perfect!

  10. Love the bold color contrast in your card!!! Couldn't believe that was vellum!!! Beautiful lace!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts!!

  11. Really lovely entry with a great 'splash' of color...Merry Christmas from The Play Date Cafe!

  12. very graphic, very elegant, stunning card!

  13. Wow have a Fabulous Blog. I love ALL your cards. This one is pure Gor-geousness! The colors are beautiful and the lace is a perfect touch.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my card...I'm so happy to have found you ;)

    Happy New Year!


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