Monday, November 1, 2010

A splash of burgundy


Something about the combination of black and white speaks elegance.  Add a splash of burgundy and you have something glorious.  The fabulous Design Team at The Play Date Cafe know all about it.  Their challenge for this week is just that ... a color combination inspired by this wonderful photo of columbine.



Add in a pattern, like damask as described by Moxie Fab World (the inspiration here is something you must see) and you have a vintage card for the Holidays.





The card base is Bravo Burgundy cardstock layered with Whisper White.  The photo is at an angle so that you could see the color clearly.  Only two classic ink pads were used - Bravo Burgundy (tag) and of course Basic Black.  I layered on various scraps of black and white Designer Series Papers - some edged with our Eyelet Border Punch or our Scallop Edge Border Punch.  The outside edges were brushed with Frost White Shimmer Paint to add a bit of soft reflection.  The stamp set is pure vintage (the theme for this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show).  This silhoutte is just one of the stamps that I adore in this set ... and there is so much more.  It's called Welcome Christmas



The bow is pure and simple.  A length of Black Satin tied around a scrap of Black and White Striped Grosgrain.  As you can tell  ... I save any little piece of this fabulous ribbon.  The sweet little tag is punch out with our Jewelry Tag Punch and is actually just a piece of the sentiment found in A Wish for Peace stamp set.  I encourage you to look at your greetings and sentiments ... there is lots of potential with this little punch.  Tied on with white string and embellished with stick pins, buttons, and Black Flourish Designer Jewels - my card is complete.

I hope you enjoyed today's visit...thank you for stopping by!


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10 comments:

  1. Wonderful holiday card! Lovely silhouette image, fab ribbon/button embellishment! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  2. Thank you for your lovely comment but your card is stunning! i love the gorgeous image of the children ... says it all without saying anything ... brilliant!

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  3. Black and white do scream elegant and the touch of burgundy says Beautiful and elegant. I love your paper combination and I have to get that stamp set...before Christmas!

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  4. You never failed to WOW me each time I am here, this is just so gorgeous, beautiful, elegant, brilliant..... I just don't have enough words to describe how much I love this one!

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  5. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I appreciate it so much.
    Your card is stunning; I love love love the silhouette stamp; it briongs back sweet memories :)
    Your ribbon/twine bow/embellishment is gorgeous; fabulous card!

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  6. A fabulous and very stylish card, Joanne.

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  7. What a great card! Love that heart-warming image and those fabulous stick pins! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  8. Super card! Love all the different b/w patterns which work so perfectly with the silhouette! The ribbon is a wonderful finishing touch. So happy you could join in the shabby fun with Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

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  9. Hey Joanne! Thanks for linking up to the Diggin' on Damask challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you came along for the ride! :)

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