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Friday, June 17, 2011

Card Patterns 119

Yikes, talk about sneaking in under the wire! I managed to get this posted with 2 minutes to spare! I had made the card this morning, but had to work and then had my fun Friday night single-mom-without-child evening. Which basically consists of running errands that would be exponentially more difficult with a small companion tagging along. It's so sad that an exciting Friday night for me is being able to go to the craft stores, or the book store, or even Target, knowing I can browse to my heart's content and not need an arsenal of snacks and other assorted toddler distraction techniques to do so!

Anyway, on to my card... My friend at work is celebrating her first anniversary with her hubby this weekend and she asked me for a special card for him. Masculine cards are always a bit of a challenge for me and making a romantic, but manly one felt impossible until I actually sat down to work on it. I credit the sketch (119) I selected from Card Patterns for that! I was amazed at how quickly it all came together after that! My black and cream color palette courtesy of the La Creme stack by DCWV sets the tone for the card. I used two different Nestibilities dies as well as a coordinating stamp set from Gina K then added some velvet ribbon, black rhinestone flourishes, and antiqued brads from my stash. The resulting card delighted my friend! I hope her other half likes it as much!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a fabulous weekend planned!

EDIT: This card was a Super Six winner at Card Patterns! You can view the post here.

Card Supplies
Images: Lovely Labels (Gina K); Father's Day Centers (Mona Lisa Moments - Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); La Creme stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Labels Four and Nested Hearts Nestabilities (Spellbinders); antique brads (Stampin' Up); black rhinestone flourishes (Recollections); black velvet scroll braid ribbon (Simplicity); glue dots; 3D dots


Vanessa said...

Beautiful card, Regan! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Linda Palmer said...

Regan, this is beautiful! I love b&w cards.

Kathy said...

WooooHooooo, did you see, you made top 6 at Card Patterns, with this awesome creation, way to go girl! Love this manly card, it's elegant, yet still manly.

And, I'm right there with you, grocery shopping alone is total bliss, lol, I"m pretty pathetic!