Mar 07 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

Another set from this catalog that I LOVE!  I’m hooked on using Kraft, Black and White with this set.  I think it makes for a very elegant card! 

This card was my Control Freaks swap for the New Catalog Swap.  I started with a base of Basic Black.  Whenever I use a black base, I always include a 1/4 of Whisper White on the inside so I can stamp a greeting.  Then I stamped one flower randomly in Basic Black ink.  I used my embossing buddy and then Versamark with the large flower, adding White Embossing Powder and heat setting it.   I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds to add some black speckles in the blank areas.  The designer paper is from Urban Oasis and I was careful to just cut two lines of the spirals.  I added a tag cut from Lots of Tags Sizzix Die (LOVE it!) and used the greeting from Really Retro with two black mini brads to secure it to the cardfront.  I wrapped the Stripe Organza ribbon around the Kraft piece and layered it onto the Black Base.  I was so pleased with this card that I used it at my last workshop!  This group was very enterprising, though…I saw lots of awesome variations!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Sets:  Fifth Avenue Floral, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Really Retro
C/S: Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White, Urban Oasis DSP
Inks:  Basic Black, Versamark
Other:  White EP, Lots of Tags Sizzie Die, Mini Black brads, White stripe organza ribbon

3 People have left comments on this post

Mar 7, 2009 - 10:03:08
Peggy said:

Hi Connie~~~The Fifth Avenue Floral card that you made has simple lines not overdone but real classy.
Thanks for sharing,
Connie my smiling friend!

Mar 7, 2009 - 02:03:03
claudia said:

LOVE it! Easy and VERY elegant…

Mar 7, 2009 - 10:03:33
Karen said:

I’ve just ordered this set and can hardly wait for it to get here…. This is a very elegant card…. fantastic….