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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thinking of You Card

The Ornate Blossoms (retired) stamp set from Close to My Heart makes me thing of India and screams for being embossed with metallic gold and colored with fully saturated hues; however, I wondered what would happen if I did it in black and white, so I went to work with my LePen journaling pen to make a card following this Atlantic Hearts sketch:

I decided that I liked the sentiment off center and popped it up with thin foam tape to give it some dimension.  I played around with black sequins and then black sparkles but was happier leaving my card unembellished.  Then I decided it needed something, so I went with the sparkles.  This is what it looks like unembellished:

Which do y'all think works better?  Thank you for any design advice and for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Black and White Daisy cardstock
Stamps:  Ornate Blossoms, Sincere Expressions (both retired)
Ink:  Black plus Marvy Uchida LePen 


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for playing at AHSC!

  2. Love the card with the embellishment (the sparkles.) Simply stunning!! :) So, so pretty- a wonderful job- TY for playing with us over at Atlantic Hearts this week! :) ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  3. Stunning black and white card...love the corner images. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC and please hop on by again for this week's sketch challenge.

  4. Gorgeous! I love the black and white. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.