I kinda love the drama of a black card base. So when I saw the colors at Just Us Girls this week it seemed a perfect jumping off spot for this card.
But it was not without trials. I don't like to give up on a card. I started with the gold embossed image on a black card base. I added white and cream colored pencil to the flowers. It was just meh...I went on to moving things into order in my crafty space. (Even in my work life when I had a lot to do or a particularly difficult task...I would clean and organize my desk before starting, and then the task was far less difficult.) Once that was done, it came to me, to emboss the flowers and the ribbon wrap on cream card stock. I added a touch of darker cream for some depth and fussy cut them out and paper piece them on top of the black card. WOW, I think I got the drama I was looking for.
This card is visiting Just Us Girls (Black Gold Cream), Addicted to Stamps and More (Anything Goes), Watercooler Wednesday (all about the occasions), and Seize the Birthday (Show me your White Space).
So what do you think? Drama or Depressing? Let me know. And thanks for stopping by.
cleaning the desk really did the trick for your card, Cat - gorgeous in every way!!
This is just stunning. Really awesome card!
Oh my, Cat ... you definitely got drama ... along with style, elegance and a big helping of pizazz ... what a stunner! I too need to work in a clean and ordered place ... mess just doesn't do it for me! Hugs, Anita :)
Drama? In XXL! This is fantastic. I love that you gave it a little time and then came up with the solution. It's gorgeous.
Great job giving yourself some time to rethink the approach and return with a fantastic solution!
You definitely got a dramatic and striking effect and I love it! It's super pretty and the contrast is fabulous!
There's no question - dramatic all the way. Love how this looks!
A WINNER!! A testimony to perseverance.
Gorgeous, elegant drama! You nailed it, Cat!
Wow! That really worked for you this card is anything but Meh! Such a striking design. Love it all.
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
I also like to work with black cards. It makes the cards noble and the motifs get a special shine as with your card. Gundi
Beautiful! And your paper piecing is just wonderful. Excellent job of fussy cutting. We are so pleased that you joined us at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT
Your break made all the difference, Cat … as much as I love the black, I'm also seeing your lovely design on navy!
Fab U Lous!
Lovely card, Cat! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT
Wow Cat what you created here is simply stunning. Love how you fussy cut those flowers and they just pop perfectly. A truly beautiful card. Thanks for joining us again at Just Us Girls.
Wow ...you sure did capture the drama Cat.....A real stunner of a card and I love it! x I too clear up before I start x
Yay to your shout out at Just Us Girls with this stand out card Cat x.
This is really stunning. I love that you persevered to get the look right as you truly succeeded xx
Drama is right, Cat. This is elegant and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.
Hurrah for the well-deserved win, my friend!
Wow wow wow! Absolutely stunning. Would like to CASE the technique if that’s okay??
Dramatically stunning Cat! Great idea to piece the cream flowers over the black. Thankyou for playing along at STB too, Cathy x
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