Black White and Olive

Happy Friday! It's been a busy week, with lots of long nights and exhausting days of shipping, so I'm ecstatic to take a little break from everything this weekend. Maybe I'll even get the tree decorated and test out some baked goodies recipes for Christmas gifts. :)


I rediscovered my scrap pile the other day when I was cleaning up after the chaos of release party projects, and have a new resolve to remember to dip into it more often. So when I saw Karen's Sweet Sunday #46 sketch for the week, I decided to pull something out of the pile. This SEI paper (Black Orchid, I think) has been a favorite of mine, so when I saw a piece of it in the pile, I just had to use it! I just love black and white with a splash of color, so I kind of built the card around that, knowing I had lots of wide ribbon in those colors to accomodate the horizontal panels of the sketch.

I started by stamping the circle frame from Thankful Accents in black. Next I stamped the flowery accent in old olive, punched with a 1.25" punch, matted and matted with old olive. I poked a tiny hole through the center, and pushed in one of these darling little white Sweet Blossom paper flowers, so the stamped image would look like greenery. And, to make it sparkle, I added a little Stardust Stickles. The sentiment is from the Celebration of Thanks set. To finish off, I used a little wide polka dot ribbon for the horizontal panes and a big old bow in the corner, with a green Sweet Blossom wrapped around it.

18 comments

  1. This is just beautiful Julee. I absolutely LOVE this color combo too!

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  2. This is stunning, Julee! I love that swirly circle frame! Enjoy some free time this weekend ~ I'm hoping to spend some time inking up my new Verve - yea!

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  3. OMG, julee...i did something almost like that with the flourished circle the other day, and have it ready to post to my blog on sunday! LOL! great minds think alike, huh?!? :)

    this is phenomenal is black, green, and white! you never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous creations!

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  4. Very pretty and I love the color combination!

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  5. Gorgeous card Julee!! The colors are amazing!!

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  6. This is gorgeous, Julee! Love the colour combo and the polka dots :D I am doing the happy dance because my goodies arrived :D

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  7. A gorgeous creation...super job!

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  8. OMG OMG OMG! I can't believe how beautiful this card you made issss!!!! thanks sooo much for sharing your talent and being an inspiration!

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  9. Gorgeous card Julee...perfection in every way!

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  10. Absolutely stunning!!! Wow, picking my jaw up off the floor now!

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  11. this is just gorgeous julee-great color combo

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  12. So lovely work as always! This is stunning! Love these colours together:)

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  13. This card is stunning! Love the colour combination. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy crafting!

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  14. This is absolutely stunning! I just love that great big bow!

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  15. gorgeous blend of contrast and color! This is just stunning

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  16. such an gorgeous card... keep looking at it!

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  17. Damn that's a gorgeous card!
    Helen
    Firenze Cards

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