Sunday, 9 June 2013

Ebony & Ivory

Hi there ... hope you are all enjoying the fantastic weekend weather we've been having here in the UK.
This week I was tempted into buying several new dies, as my local craft shop Edwin Allen had taken delivery of a fab new range of very reasonably priced dies by Joy Crafts. I just couldn't resist them!!
Kathy in the craft shop had made a fabulous silhouette card with some of the dies; so when I saw that this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge is Ebony & Ivory, I was up and running!! My silhouette card is very different from the one in the shop as I decided to silhouette my die cut flower against a stamped script background with a foliage die cut into pieces surrounding it .... and it's a rather more CAS card than my usual offerings. Here is the result.

Stamps: Penny Black "Letter Background" (1999L) and sentiment from "Salutations" transparent set;
Media: background distressed with Antique Linen distress ink;
Supplies: ivory heart pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes dies - Flower/Leaf 2 (central flower) and Flower/Leaf 4 (foliage); Deorative Labels Eight nestabilities; Cheery Lynn "Lace Corners - Deco B".
Cute Card Thursday #272 - Ebony & Ivory
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Theme Begininning With "S" (silhouette)
Sparkles #44 - Monochromatic
Totally Papercrafts #170 - At Least 3 Punches / Dies
Allsorts #210 - In The Garden
Crafts & Me #136 - Something Old
(background and sentiment stamps)
(Pearls / Die-Cuts / Flowers)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
That's all for today :-)


  1. This is lovely, love the elegant feel. Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally papercrafts this week.
    Chris xxx

  2. Lovely card, the silhouette flower is very striking set against the text. Lovely way to say thank you. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. A very elegant and striking card, Pauline. The monochrome look suits it perfectly. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  5. Wow Pauline, this is fantastic! Such a different style from your usual gorgeous offerings, but its elegance is very striking.

    Jennifer. x

  6. I bet those dies didn't take too much persuasion Pauline and this one really is lovely. It looks super against the script background as well.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More, Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges.

    B x

  7. I absolutely love this card Pauline, beautiful design and I love the dies you've used.Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our In the Garden challenge x

  8. Beautiful card Pauline. Using a silhouette against the script background is totally inspired!

  9. Beautiful card. Such an elegant colour scheme & I love the layout & mix of elements and yes I've been enjoying the sunshine in the UK, it makes a nice change! Hugs Bev x

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Monthly Challenge xx

  11. Fab card - love the slhouette against the text
    Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month
    Lisa x

  12. Aaah simply stunning and thank you for joining us at PB & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x GDT

  13. Beautiful card, the silhouettes work perfectly! Hugs Bev x


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x