The challenge this week over at Less is More is a colour one. 'Black, metallic + one'.
In the end I opted for black, red metallic and white - sort of hedging the bets really. I class white as a colour but if others don't then the metallic red would cover both a colour and metallic :)
- A6 white card blank
- a snippet of red/metallic mirri card for the 'frame'
- a snippet of black card, trimmed to size and embossed using a Darice folder called 'Grass' - a gift from Carol L recently, wmah!
- the swans turned out interesting. I used a snippet of white hammered card stock, backed with Stick-It adhesive film and a Marianne die (LR0239). It's not so easy to see in the photo above, but the swans ended up with their bodies and necks/faces compressed flat again yet, due to the cut out of the wings in the die itself they stayed sort of 'ruffled' as the hammered look remained. A lovely, and I confess unplanned, effect :) I just added little black gems for the eyes
- the sentiment was die cut from a snippet of red mirri card, backed with Stick-It adhesive film, using Cheery Lynn's 'Love' word die
I used two NBUS items here - the embossing folder and the swan die. So that means I can skip over to Darnell's for another play in her NBUS challenge #3, as well as Less is More.
Plus, am adding this to the current Cuttlebug challenge which is 'It takes two....'.
This is so sweet Di, I love that the two swans make a heart shape! Hazel xReplyDelete
Wow. This is dramatic. Love the red mirror card and the swans are superb. Nailed it there Miss. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
This is the best color combo ever, and I love those swans with that fun embossing folder! You rocked this challenge my friend!!ReplyDelete
Love the colours you have used Di and those swans are gorgeous..huggles Sue xxReplyDelete
I am right behind you over at LIM and saw your gorgeous card! Beautifully done!ReplyDelete
You choose the best option of colors Di, pair of sweet swans are gorgeous with awesome embossed BG, loving it!ReplyDelete
Oh how gorgeous, Di! I love this card!ReplyDelete
A stunner Di, that colour combo always looks so "grown up". Love the swans xxReplyDelete
A fantastic card Di. Love the swans on that embossed background. xReplyDelete
Super stunning and eye-catching Di.ReplyDelete
Love the swan die set against the embossing. I'm with you on the white as I think I did the same on one of my cards and didn't want to add another colour.
Thanks as always for taking part
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A lovely card Di - I like the swan die.ReplyDelete
Great card . . . very striking. Is this Len's Valentine's card? I've already made one!ReplyDelete
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Made one for my husband, rather than Len you understand!!!!! LOL! xReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Di...love the embossedd background and the swan dieReplyDelete
This is lovely Di. The black background makes those two beautiful swans come to the fore, and the red sentiment and layer are wonderfully eye popping, and I do want - no need - that Darice folder. Thank you for your lovely comment I really appreciate it. xReplyDelete
Visiting from Cuttlebug Mania where I saw this card of yours. Like the embossing background for the pretty swan card.ReplyDelete
Really pretty those swans. They shine in front of the black background. This is such a neat embossing folder - I have it too, but not yet used...ReplyDelete
Great design DianeReplyDelete
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Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous card. I was poking around in my stash for some mirri card the other day. I'm afraid I'm lacking. And were you the one to hammer that poor innocent cardstock?ReplyDelete
Wow Di this is so lovely xxReplyDelete
White is a color in my book! I love this card Di! It is elegant and so pretty. I love the metallic red, the swans are just beautiful and I love the embossing folder you used. Yep, an elegant card for sure! Hugs, BrendaReplyDelete
ooh lovely - and that embossing in the background is perfect.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, clever card and love the embossing folder and the swans die is fabulous, love your choice of red, eye, eye.ReplyDelete
Would love to see you use these for 7 swans a swimming.
What a striking card! Love the swan die and the embossing behind is just perfect. Beautiful! xxReplyDelete
Mmmm, this is such a sweet Valentine card, Di! I love the heart that is created between the two kissing swans, who look so regal in black on top of that cool grass e/f! Of course, the bright red mirri card is the only choice for the sediment and matting!! A+, girlfriend and thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge again!! I'm happy to see some Playmates are stopping in the challenge, too, no doubt thanks to your much-appreciated promotion the other day! MWAH!! DarnellReplyDelete
Gorgeous, black, red & White is my Fav colour combo :-) xxReplyDelete
Love these sweet swans! Don't you love those happy accidents? Very classy card, my friend.ReplyDelete
This is really striking Di!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much
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Fabulous Di. Love your sweet swans against the black grasses and the sentiment really pops in red.ReplyDelete
What a dramatic effect these fairytale swans make! Stunning card!ReplyDelete
Love the classic colours Di and the embossed backgroundReplyDelete
Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x