It's Not All Black and White

Friday, December 28, 2007

Crazy in Love

I did it again. I stepped out of my box a bit. Just tiptoeing around, nothing big. I've been enjoying Daniela's blog, For the First Time, for a while, and finally decided to try my hand at what seems to be her style. It's not a copy of any particular card. I had in mind pattern papers, yes, plural, papers. And black ink. Not too many layers. And no real stamped focal image. The flower is pretty much the focus. Hmmm, maybe as such, I shouldn't have put it so far off to the side? A learning process for sure. So thanks for your inspiration Daniela!

And since I'm giving away a couple of Verve Visual stamp sets (see post below), I thought I'd use a Flirty Phrases saying on this card, get your creative juices flowing.

Gotta run, again. Off to my mom's for the day.

What's In It?
Stamps: Flirty Phrases (Verve Visual); Swirls (Rhonna Farrer)
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Perhaps (Basic Grey)
Ink: Onyx black (Versafine); Versamark
Accessories: corner rounder, 1/2 inch circle punch, Making Memories crystal brads, chipboard, Prima flower, detail white embossing powder, Black Gelly Roll pen, Star Dust Stickles

26 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card! I always admire these sorts of cards but never attempt to make them myself. Wonderful flower!

Karen said...

You did a fantastic job! Love the colors

jpmayo said...

This is a beautiful card!!

Shannan said...

I love it, Bethany! You did great!
Hope your mom is doing good. Hugs, girl!

Beth said...

What a wonderful card! You did a great job outside of your "comfort zone." But it doesn't surprise me- your so talented! Thoughts and prayers to your mom!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

GORGEOUS Bethany! I LOVE it! Love the sentiment in white! Have a wonderful time with your mom!

Melissa said...

It's beautiful!

Many Blessings,
M.

Tina said...

Very pretty, the papers are gorgeous!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Just gorgeous Bethany! You'd never know it wasn't YOUR style - it looks so effortless.

DeniseLynn said...

Oh very pretty!

Daniela said...

Beautiful card :) Thanks for checking out my blog and using me as your inspiration. I feel honored :)

Christina Fischer said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and patterns, and the flower is terrific!

Monty's Mum said...

I love this card!

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card so beautiful ,Dawnx

leenda said...

GORGEOUS card!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

This is so elegant and beautiful, Bethany! I love the papers, swirls, and big flower!!

Carolyn King said...

BEAUTIFUL. love it....it is fantastic!

dd2njoy said...

Love it!!! It looks great!

chelemom said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

This is just gorgeous Bethany!! I love this style and it is definitely not mine either!! You've inspired me to step outside my comfort zone!! It's really lovely!!!

Joan B said...

Beautiful job. Health and happiness to you and your family in 2008

Leslie Miller said...

I like it exactly as it is! It's so gorgeous and I think you're looking pretty comfortable with this style. You always do wonderful cards no matter what look you're going for.

My Paper World said...

Wow! It's beautiful!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Bethany, this is outstanding!!! I can't stop staring at it!! I love it!

Jill said...

Beautiful!