Thursday, January 20, 2011

Another Card For Work

With the title of "Official Card Maker" for our office, it gives me a lot of opportunities to play in my craft room, which is where I whipped up this quick card last night.

Yep, another birthday card for a co-worker. With each one I try to think of what the person receiving it is like. This woman likes black and not into pinky-frilly-girly things.

I hope this black and beige card meets with her approval. Sure, there are flowers, but I painted them with my Copics: black (100) and warm gray (W7). They used to be purple!.

I started this card with that little piece of patterned paper I had in my scrap drawer. From there, I found cardstock to match and used my Cuttlebug to emboss the design. That embossing folder was a gift from a new friend who had a duplicate! Lucky me!

A strip of ribbon and old silver brad from my stash went along perfectly with the flower. I decided to jazz it up a tad with a few black swirls I had already cut using my Sizzix die in the Cuttlebug. The only other additon to this card was the Color Box white ink that I edged the papers with.

I like the way this came together; I even had a base card and envelope in the perfect hue to match!


2 people wrote stuff:

Sandy said...

Maureen - this is beautiful -- black and white just seems to spell elegant!
Sandy Dehon

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Very pretty!!!!!!!!

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