Monday, November 21, 2011

It's Black or White ... no gray areas

This lovely little card is for the Less Is More challenge (#42) which is to make a silhouette card. I started this card on Sunday with the "fall" stamp from this set but could not make it work. Then this morning at SCS the CAS challenge was to make a Wintery card and that sent me in a different direction for the LIM card; I used the "winter" stamp from this set and wow ... finally got it to come together.

Not really much to this card: the stamp set is from CTMH, the paper is SU!s Whisper White and Basic Black; the ink is Varsafine Onyx Black (love LOVE this ink pad) and the embossing folder is an old one from Cuttlebug. Though it doesn't show up in the picture, I went over the image with my black Spica Glitter pen and it really added a lovely subtle sparkle to the silhouette.

On to the old ......

This next card was supposed to be for last weeks LIM challenge which was OLC week with the added instruction to use leaves. Unfortunately I didn't get home in time on Friday to post it. :( This card started out as a test (black was the closest pad on hand) but I liked it so much I decided to throw caution to the wind and make black leaves.

The stamps are my first from Paper Trey Ink; the paper is SU! Whisper White the ink is that fabulous Versafine and SU! Real Red. There is layer of fine black glitter over the leaves and last, my much loved Kaisercraft pearls.

PS - Those ultra fine glitters .... they get everywhere!! No matter how careful I was, that stuff just would not be contained. I swear those little glitters have legs and wings. LOL!!

Thank you for stopping in. It will be a slow at work this week (finally) so I hope to get in a lot of card making. Plus I'm looking forward to checking in with all my favorite blogs.



  1. Love both these cards. The fact that there 'isn't much to it' as you say, is what makes it clean and simple - LIM. Lovely images and great stamps!

  2. Wow hun, these are both stunning! Hugs Sxx

  3. Hi Carole, two stunning cards...I love the black leaves too, great pop of colour with the berries :)
    Jenny x

  4. Hi from the UK Carole !two beautiful cards again. Love the image on the first one and the second looks great with those black leaves, very dramatic :O) Viv xx

  5. Two lovely cards - the first is particularly fab


  6. Your leaf spray with the red berries is so cheerful and the Christmas scene is beautiful. Both are great cards.

  7. hi carole... both cards are absolutely gorgeous!! i really love the 2nd one, though... beautiful use of one of my favorite pti sets, turning a new leaf!

  8. Hi Carole - two stunning cards if I had to choose it would be your 2nd one.
    Thank you for visiting my blog


  9. Hi Carole, two stunning cards. I love the black leaves too and the berries are just perfect.

  10. Both of these cards are fabulous Carole... the black certainly makes a statement on each of them.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Oh, I recognized that CTMH stamp right was on my wish list! Beautiful creations!

  12. Hi Carole

    Two fabulous makes!!

    Your work always looks so very neat .. .. and I love it!!!

    Both cards are gorgeous but the last one has to be my favourite with the lovely touches of red.

    Love Jules xx

  13. Two fabulously elegant cards Carole - I love both of them.
    Gorgeous red pearls too!
    Sylvia xx

  14. I really like them both Carole but the leaves have that lovely graphic feel that I love, so that's my favourite!

  15. Two fabulous cards Carole. Your red pearls really add the finishing touch to your leaves card. Sue.x

  16. Carole....WOW! Two gorgeous cards this week!! LOVE how you used the leaves on the second card...and the scene on the first card is fabulous! I don't know who makes that stamp, but I do love it!!

  17. Both are elegant, but I do love the second one most - so clean and simple Karen x

  18. Both are sensational
    i do love CTMH stamps
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM

  19. Love both of these cards. The contrast of black and white is just dazzlingly beautiful! The touches of red on your second card is such a wonderful bit of POP! Great work!

  20. The first really is just so lovely and the second is too Christmas elegant for words!!!