Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monochrome Madness!

This week's challenge over at the Creative Card Crew is black, white & grey/silver. (and I can't take credit for my post title - I stole it from them!)

I actually made two. The first one is also Taylor's Cupcake Friday sketch - #63. I don't think you can tell by the picture, but I scored the base to give it an embossed look. There's not a whole heck of a lot to say here, cardstock and ribbon are CTMH, the "greeting" panel is actually vellum. The silver ribbon slide was purchase from Clear Dollar stamps! I love them! They silver "dots" are Dew Drops from

I did want to show you the bow detail. It really doesn't pick up very well in the picture above, so I took a shot of it from the bottom to the top of the card.

Here's my second card. You may remember the card I did for the Etsy Inspired challenge - I loved the layout so much that I CASED myself!! If you didn't happen to see it, scroll down a couple of posts! And I LOVE color! It was so hard not to make those little circles bright red or sunny yellow or HOT pink! But alas, I stayed within the rules of the challenge.

The flowers are actually plastic-type "tags" from Memory Makers. The ribbon is from All That Scraps, the stamp is Kim Hughes. Top border punch is Fiskars. I like the card just as much the second time around! LOL You probably won't see this exact layout again though...but then again, I make no promises! (and maybe next time I would add COLOR! LOL)

As always, thanks for taking a few minutes out of you day to view my creative endeavors!


Tasha said...

Oh Vicki both of these are stunning - brilliant work - love the design of both and that fab border on the second card
thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew and good luck
love tasha xx

Sharon said...

Wowee! Awesome work Vicki. I'm drooling over that little diamante. You did really well to restrain yourself to the monochrome theme, and just look how elegant your creations are.
Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Sharon xx

Kimmi said...

These two cards are lovely. Great use of the monochrome madness!

Kim x

Karen Valentine said...

Both cards are really beautiful. I can't decide which one I like better. Good thing I don't have to!!

Nicola said...

Wow Vicki, these are two gorgeous cards and I love them each equally. Love that beautiful bow on the 1st and fab punching on the 2nd. Giggling here with you holding back on the colours - good on ya gal. -x-

Donna said...

What elegant looking cards, you did a great job on them both.

aardvarkpest said...

Two great cards love them both.


Paula said...

What a elegant card love your layout. Thankyou for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx


Vicki, these cards are both great, thank you for joining in with your challenge this week,and good luck. Hugs Linda x