Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Rose Is A Rose

Black on Black

White on Gray

White on White

These are the cards I will be featuring in my class Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Scrapbooks By The Sea. I saw these rose stamps from Impression Obsession at  SBTS and immediately remembered a white and vellum card I had seen on Pinterest.  I knew the beautiful lines in the stamp would be perfect stamped on vellum and embossed with white EP.  You really can't see my sentiment on the white card, so  I have decided to change it to white on vellum. The cards are already on display so I can't take a picture of the change in sentiment for you.

The black card is pretty edgy.   It may not be for everyone.  I think it would make a great sympathy card or a birthday card, perhaps the dreaded BIG 50 ( wish I could see that one again) lol.  I used black paper instead of the vellum and clear EP.  I just noticed that the pearl in the upper right corner is missing.  Drats, I hate when that happens.

The gray on white card is just a combination of the two.  I was having so much fun with this beautiful stamp that I could have made in all the colors of the rainbow.  All of the stamps are from Impression Obsession .  I have stamped them with Versa Mark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

 AFTER I MADE  my black card, I went on Pinterest and saw a black on black card pinned by Lynn Wright, one of my friends here in Myrtle Beach.  I had to laugh because she had pinned a card made by one of my dear talented blogging buddies, Tammy from Tammy's Spot.  I looked for it in Tammy's archives and found that she had posted this card way back in on July 16, 2011.  I commented on her card at the time and here is the copy of my comment. 

 Linda said...

Love Love Love the black one. So elegant.

 I really must have been impressed with the card.  It stayed in my subconscious and I didn't even remember it.  Holy cow Tammy, you really have gotten in my head girlfriend.  I told you I loved your style..  I did like the way she did her sentiment, so I decided to case that.  My original was a plain rectangle so I pulled out my hole punch and punched the corners for some interest.   Whatcah think Tammy?

Well I have babbled long enough.  I am off to bed.  It is COLD COLD COLD here in Myrtle Beach but we don't have any snow.  Going to pull out the flannel, fuzzy socks and extra blankets for sure tonight.  If you have snow and bad weather where you are, just put on your sweats and fuzzy socks and craft away.  Cold weather sharpens the ole' brain you know.  Tomorrow just might be the day to start  that project that stretches your creativity.

Happy Crafting,,



  1. I think all three of your cards are fantastic and so very elegant! And I love the rose, just gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely shout out, you made my day!

  2. All stunning....what is a flannel though - UK it is something that you wash yr face with and is about 20cm square - don't fancy that for keeping me warm on a night!...Happy New Year hun
    Sarah xx

  3. so stunning linda.the rose is really beautiful ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. Your rose is really pretty. Love the black on black. Everything old is new again, right?
    Have fun with your class.



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