Saturday, January 21, 2012

Deepest Sympathy, Black and White

I'm venturing out and joining in on this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  The challenge is to make a project that is only black and white.  I think this is such an elegant color combination!  It would work beautifully for a wedding or anniversary card as well as for this sympathy card I made.

Now that I've worked my way through the online Clean and Simple card making class, I thought I should start challenging myself to participate in some CAS challenges.  What better place to start than with this gorgeous color combination challenge.

Here's my black and white sympathy card:

Supplies:
Stamps:  Hero Arts Sentiments
Paper:  PTI White, Basic Black
Ink:  Momento Black
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls Small

This was really simple to put together.  I embossed the base layer with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.  Stamped the sentiment on the bottom, attached the butterflies and colored in the centers of the embossed flowers.

Just in case you'd like to play along in the Black & White challenge.....Here's the link to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog......


 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Black and White Clean and Simple card!

Julie

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21 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Beautifully done, Julie! You have inspired me to get the embossing folder out more often! The composition is fabulous! Perfect sympathy card! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Always a delight to see your work!

PiecesByEmily said...

Oh Julie, your card is stunning. Love it.

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful card! I just adore your black butterflies :) Glad you played along with us this week and look forward to seeing more of you at CAS-ual Fridays!

Susan said...

Simply beautiful Julie! Love the embossing.
Susan xxox

Cindy said...

So gorgeous, Julie! Love those butterflies with the pearls inside and the little black dots inside the flowers. Just a sweet as can be!
Cindy Porter

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful card. I love the embossing on and those black butterflies are so striking. :) Ann Y.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Julie,

Love your card - it is so beautiful and peaceful. The on-line clean and simple cardmaking course has been great, hasn't it - I have learned so much as I am sure others have too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments - they truly made my day :-))

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Bumblebee said...

This is beautiful, and for a sympathy card the colours work really well. The subtle embossing is so nice too. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julie, I love the black butterflies for a sympathy card...such a thoughtful design :)
Jenny x

rockwelldesigns said...

Hi Julie, What a stunning card! The black embossed butterflies are beautiful!

Faith A said...

This is stunning and so classy.

Sarah said...

Really classy looking card! I love it!

Kathy said...

so elegant and beautiful!

Meadie said...

Stunning card! Your butterflies look gorgeous with the embossing x x

Benzi said...

Oh, wow! This is outstanding. Love the black and white, the beautiful embossing folder, and those gorgeous butterflies. Actually, I just love it all. :-)

Cathy A said...

So pretty, love the embossing and butterflies

Kristie said...

I spotted your card on the CAS-ual Fridays blog since I love butterflies. Your card is beautful and I love the butterflies in black. They go great with the embossing.

Dana said...

This is lovely. The embossing really stands out with those black butterflies! So happy you played along with CAS-ual Friday this week!

Laurie said...

Holy cow this is gorgeous! I do love that embossing and those butterflies are so pretty!

Kirsten Corby said...

Very nice. Very balanced composition. And since butterflies symbolize the soul, good choice for a sympathy card. What company is that Elegant Bouquet embossing folder from? I really like it.

Bethany said...

lovely card! I LOVE the black butterflies!