Here's a card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge last week.
CFC62: Create a Clean And Simple card using a black card base
I found the image in my UFO box and thought it would be a good fit. LOL, I think I could have started from scratch and finished sooner. I've used this beautiful silhouette tree for lots of sympathy cards but I didn't need any for my stash. So I had to think out of the usual box. That seems to be harder to do with each birthday! I hear exercising the brain will help to hold of the Oldtimers Disease so I don't mind stretching. Besides, I had some of my favorite stamping friends around to help me with ideas.
I used my Itty Bitty Punches and a scrap of Melon Mambo to add some color to the tree. Then I used my burnishing tool (pilfered from DH's stash of tools) on the little flowers. After rubbing them on the piercing mat, I picked them into 2 layers so they wouldn't be so bulky. Tiny pearls dress up the centers.
I dug way back for the sentiment. It's from a long retired Stampin' Up! set called Autumn Leaf Prints. I still use those leaves every Fall and I love the two little sentiments with that set.
I scored a frame around the design area from the inside of the card with my Simply Scored. Lines were scored at 1/4" from the edge and 1/8" inside of that.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Autumn Leaf Prints (retired)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo scrap
Other: Simply Scored, Basic Pearls, Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
We finally got some much needed rain. We had some heavy thunder and lightening with it. The lights flickered several times, but we still have our power. Thankful for that too.
I'm so glad you stopped by. I hope you come back soon.