Friday, June 6, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - Week 50 - Black and White

If you remember from reading my Blogger's Challenge LAST week - I went thru the whole week thinking it was Black and White week. This card idea has been bouncing around in my head so long that when I finally completed it on Wednesday afternoon, my brain breathed a sign of relief!

Black and white can be quite intimidating to work with, I even told my friend Lissa on Tuesday that I was just "itching" to put some color on this card. BUT - the challenge was for Black and White, period.

Actually, I am delighted with the final result here. Once I stamped the Floral Background stamp in Whisper White Craft ink and embossed it in Winter White embossing powder, I knew it needed the "Fabulous" statement from Fabulous Flowers to show it off properly. The embossing really picks up the light in real life - no need for glitter this time! Yes, that's really me saying that!

The hat pin embellishment that I built from the Pretties Kit just 'felt' right and this particular background has so much going on that I wanted to keep the extras to a minimum. I simply used a small clear rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit next to the greeting and decorated the corners with the Ticket Punch. A little Whisper White Taffeta ribbon combined with some Basic Black Narrow Grosgrain was all it needed.

Personally, I think this would make a great Graduation card for the special lady graduate in your life or a perfect Congratulations or Encouragement card.

You know, we don't have to be rich, thin or famous to be "Fabulous". Look around you, I'll bet you have a LOT of fabulousness in your life - enjoy it!

In the meantime, be sure to check out all the other great projects from the Blogger's Challenge participants. Click on the logo in my sidebar to find their blogs.

Happy Friday everyone!

23 comments:

  1. Oh my, Robin! Love the rich look that the embossing gives. Also, I love what you did with the pretties kit! Simply wonderful card!

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  2. It's beautiful! I love that background stamp and I'm sure the embossing is gorgeous too! Love those hat pins!

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  3. Wow Robin, this is beautiful. Your embossed background is really stunning, and your hat pin is the perfect embellishment for such an elegant card. Great job.

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  4. Oooh! The Floral background embossed in white is so "rich". The bling is a great addition.

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  5. This is just simply gorgeous Robin. I love the background - so elegant, and your ribbon and pin is wonderful too. Great submission to the challenge...

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  6. Oh wow! This made me hold my breath when I saw it!!!

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  7. You dared to be FABULOUS and that's just what your card is. It's wonderful and filled with lots of great detail. I especially love the hat pin you created.

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  8. VERY pretty...love the white embossing on black. That floral background is perfect!

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  9. This is so beautiful! We had the same idea with the embossing- but I ended up adding color so did not use this for my challenge card. LOL If you get a chance to see- it will be the card below the challenge card. LOL Love what you did here! TFS!

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  10. Beautiful card! Wow! I really like it! the hat pin is perfect on there. Good job!!

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  11. wow!! striking! i love the hat pin! tfs!

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  12. What a stunning card! I love the embossed floral background -- gotta give you props for another thing I wouldn't have thought to do!

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  13. OOOOOO! This is stunning! B&W cards are wonderful, aren't they? Love the Floral stamped and embossed in white....fabulous!!

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  14. Very pretty, Robin. I love the ribbon and the beads going down vertically...that adds a nice touch without going overboard. Great job.

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  15. Robbin a real stunner. The perfect BG stamp for this challenge.
    Connie Paxman

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  16. What a beautiful and elegant card Robin! Love the hat pin! :D

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  17. Love this stamp with this challenge! I especially love what you did with the Pretties Kit. I wanted to use a hat pin on mine but can't find my kit! Might have to borrow some of yours! LOL

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  18. The embossed background image looks great!

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  19. This is "FABULOUS"!!! Love the elegance of it! {SMILES}

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  20. Sooo beautiful! Love it! {SMILES}

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  21. WOW - so very elegant - Love the "pretties" pin

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