Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kraft, Black and White

Well, I am back after taking a brief recess from card making and blogging. I caught a nasty head cold so I took a few extra days more to just try and get over that. I am quite well on the road to recovery now though so that makes me happy. Anyway, today I made my first card in over two weeks using some new to me products and I wanted to share it with you. I thought this would work as a nice thank you card.



I used the Boho Flowers set from Gina K. Designs and stamped the images in with Versafine black ink. Then I took a white Prismacolor pencil and colored in portions of the leaves and flower with it and also around the edge of the die embossed design which is from Gina Marie Designs. The flower was die cut and popped up over the leafy flourish design. I added this kraft stamped panel to a black A2 size card base and then placed a sheet of white inside to write a personal message.

Really quite an easy card to make and this was the first time I used the Boho Flowers set which I had purchased some time ago and a new glue from Gina K. Designs which I used to add the panel to the base. It is called Connect Glue. Also new to me is the Gina Marie Designs die.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Something New-Gina K. Designs Boho Flowers, Gina Marie Die and Connect Glue
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Color Throw Down

Well, I hope 2018 is off to a great start for you. Except for the head cold business so far mine is going quite well. And, the only resolution if you can call it that, is to try and keep ahead of Christmas card making again this year. It worked great for 2017 and therefore it was a lot less stressful. I even have a few extras that I can carry over to the 2018 season.

Thanks also to all who come by so faithfully to view and comment. And I thank any new comers who visit too.  I love to hear from each and every one of you. Have a good day now.

God bless,
Verna

22 comments:

Johanna said...

Gorgeous creation Verna. Love that panel die edging it is so different

Donna Ellis said...

Glad you’re feeling better, Verna, and that your holiday celebrations were enjoyable. Your lovely card is striking! The stamps immediately captured my heart. I need this set! The white colored pencils make for a fabulously classy look. Very “tailored” in these colors. Beautiful, especially in that lovely frame with more white colored penciling. The details are smashing! (Can you tell i’v Been watching old movies?) HAPPY NEW YEAR! xx

Judy Inukai said...

Gorgeous card Verna. I really like the Boho Flowers done in black and white on the kraft.

Ina Grehan said...

Wow Verna! this is stunning especially how you coloured the leaves and flowers with white making it stand out so beautifully.

Dandi93 said...

Beautiful card Verna, love the color combo. SO sorry to hear you have been a little under the weather... Glad to see you back.

Barbara said...

So glad that you are on your way to feeling better and over that cold. This card is really striking. I think that Judy has scored with this color throw down. Your card is fabulous.

Carol L said...

This is one gorgeous card Verna! I LOVE the black and white on kraft and the detailing you did with that white pencil looks fantastic. I'm pinning this one for future reference :) Wishing you better days ahead as you kick that cold to the curb for good!

Karen D. said...

hope you are feeling better mf.
Wow...gorgeous card!! love the look.
Happy New Year blessings.
xx Karen

Heidi Stamps said...

A very pretty design! I just love the white sponged around the edge of the die. It is a nice touch and a unique look!

I am glad you are better from your cold. We all got the stomach flu, so I haven’t made a new card yet this year. My posts to this point were prescheduled. I need some birthday cards, though, so I need to get cracking! Have a good day!

Brenda in IN said...

I am so glad you are feeling better and you made a wonderful card. The Boho flower is so pretty and adding the white Prismacolor really made the leaves pop. I love the embossed design from Gina K is so unique.

Joyce Erb said...

This looks awesome. Love the edge

Kathy Krug said...

I really like how you colored the edge of the die. It gives such a nice finishing touch. Great design. Happy New Year Verna.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Truly stunning!!! The white accents totally make this card! Glad you are feeling better! Stay warm!

Judy Woodland said...

What a beautiful card. I love it so much I went over to look for that Boho Flowers set. I might just have to have it. I love the bordered background too, adds so much to the effect. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad. Hope to see you again there soon!
Judy~ Mod Squad Designer and Challenge Host
{Judy's Happy Place}

Terri Weber said...

Oooh. This one is too, too pretty! Spectacular!

Diane said...

While I was here for DD, I took a little peek and saw this elegant and beautiful card...WOW, I love it!!
Diane {Nellies Nest}

Dawn S. said...

Lovely card! I was thinking this challenge was going to be hard with only kraft, black and white, but you have made it work beautifully!

scrappymo! said...

This card has a classic elegance. Love the look of it!

Lisa said...

Wow! This is stunning! I still have not tried to color on kraft. This is inspiring me to give it a try. Soon!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is just beautiful. I am loving the colors you used and the frame is as equally beautiful. Thank you, for sharing this beauty.

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous card, Verna! Love the design!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS!

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