Thursday, April 28, 2011

Black Tie CAS

Today I have another quickie card and wanted to show you how beautifully Gina's new "Timeless Textures" work with "Branching Out", and look, a perfect fit for the square frame image! I stamped the frame FIRST in black and then stamped the script inside it with Antique Linen distressing ink.
Here is the trimmed frame, no die this time, mounted on layers of Black Onyx and Pure Luxury White. The middle layer is embossed with the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch folder, anther spot on match for the vines in this set, and one of my favorite folders of all time, hope you can see the texture of the dry embossing, it's a little hard to photograph on black but it looks super sharp in real life!
I stamped the greeting from "Garden Silhouettes" on white and punched it with a 1 1/4" square and then layered it over a 1 3/8" square punch and popped it up over the script. No embellishments today! I love these colors and layout for a wedding or anniversary.
Thank you for visiting! I have another fun little tutorial for you (not the birds) I wanted to share today but I am so sick again (ugh! this has been goigg on for 2 and half weeks, I thought I was almost over it and then last night took a turn for the worse, so I am getting out of bed for a few minutes here to post) and this was already written up! I hope tomorrow is better, I have so much to doooooooooo!


  1. Love the card. You make it simple and gorgeous!
    Love your style and stamps too!
    Hope you feel MUCH better really soon. Xx

  2. Gorgeous card! I want you to feel better soon and for good, my friend!

  3. Beautiful card. I hope you feel better soon. Try to get some rest.

  4. Melanie, that is so beautiful and totally classy!

  5. Beautiful and again, clean and simple! I love them both.

  6. Classy, classy, classy! WOW! Fantastic card Melanie...

    Hope you find yourself healthy real SOON!

  7. Gorgeous Mel! Love the use on one colour with the black and white palette!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Mel!!!
    (((((HUGS))))) to you my friend, I hope you feel better real soon!!!


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