It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Simple pleasures and joys

I've been wanting to make a card with this week's sketch challenge since it was posted. I think it's such a cool layout. And I got to use some of my fun new products. Yay.

I stamped three solid poinsettias (Poinsettia Christmas) with white embossing powder on black card stock, and another three outline poinsettias in black embossing powder on white card stock. Those got painted in with the fabulous shimmer and shine of pink and pumpkin (for shading) Shimmerz. I colored all the centers with more bling...a gold Spica pen.

The green swirls with my flowers are part of a Hello Kitty Flower Bouquet Sizzix die that I found at my local JoAnn's. I don't see it online right now. I shaded the edges with old olive ink on a sponge dauber. I also shaded the blush blossom layer with pretty in pink ink, and pierced around the edges. The sentiment is from another Verve set, Floral Whimsy.

What's In It?
Stamps: Poinsettia Christmas, Floral Whimsy (Verve)
Paper: blush blossom, certainly celery, basic black, whisper white (Stampin' Up!); Romani (Basic Grey)
Ink: Versamark; onyx black (versafine)
Accessories: pink and pumpkin Shimmerz; detail white and black embossing powder (Stampin' Up!); gold Spica pen; paper piercer and template (SU!); Hello Kitty Flower Bouquet die (Sizzix); sponge dauber; dimensionals

15 comments:

Maria Gurnsey said...

Holy Moly Girl!!! this is stunning, it took me a minute to realize these are the new poinsettias!!!! WOW!!

wendyp said...

oh WOW! Bethany, this is GORGEOUS! That bit of black cardstock just makes everything "pop".

cherylquilts at scs said...

Oh, yum! This is gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous! I'm waiting to get these sets...and can't wait to try this! TFS!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Bethany!!! Wow! I love those new stamps from Verve and will be ordering them ASAP ;)
Your colours are so pretty together!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is just awesome, Bethany!!!!

Christi said...

Gorgeous Bethany!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Bethany, this is just gorgeous!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Wow - this is gorgeous. I can't wait until my Shimmerz arrive so I can play too!

Hope all is well,
Meredith

Anonymous said...

WOW! Just GORGEOUS!

Hope you have a great weekend!

shel9999 said...

Gorgeous! I especially love those shimmery pink flowers!

Alexandra said...

WOW!!! This is really beautiful Bethany!! I love those stamps, and the colors ROCK!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Bethany!! I love all of your flowers, pretty colors, and your layout!! Just wonderful!!

Catherine said...

WOW... simply gorgeous :)

Nancy said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love those flowers!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Bethany, this is one of THE most gorgeous cards I've seen in a long, long time! I love the colors, the swirly flower bouquet greenery, the sponging... everything! Every detail is just perfect.