Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Black Lace

I'm not sure what I really think about this card as a whole, but I do know I LOVE my new toys. The floral bg was made with a new product by Spellbinders called Impressabilities Flowers. You just run it through whatever diecut machine you may have (I use a cuttlebug), and use the plates you would use to emboss. I used it on Core'dinations paper (black on one side and a color on the other), and then sanded it with a sanding block. It really made the embossed portion pop!! The lacy border was made with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Now, my center panel was made with a new Spellbinder die Octagon shape. I ran two sizes through my cuttlebug together to get the embossed center . The sentiment was created by using my Harmony Rectangular Stamper with the 50pt Trompe Script Uppercase Font, and the 15pt Times Roman Font (JustRite). The only ink used was Tuxedo Black (Memento). The circle was also cut with the Circle Nestabilties.

The flowers and leaves were made with various punches: Martha Stewart, Punch Bunch, Carl CarlaCraft, and the Pearls are Kaisercraft. The Tiny Twinkles are from Taylored Expressions.

That about covers it. If you ever have any questions, feel free to email me.
Hope you're having a great week!
Happy Stamping!
Tosh

Supplies: Stamps - Trompe Script and Times Roman Fonts, Harmony Rectangular Stamper (JustRite) Paper - Core'dinations, White (Prismatics) Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento) Accessories - Punches: Martha Stewart, Punch Bunch, Carl CarlaCraft, Pearls (Kaisercraft), Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions)

29 comments:

nise said...

Oh My! This is divine! Wonderful black lace. Think I like that it is using so many different textures to create a truly lovely effect. Was going to say I liked the flowers best, but as I continued to gawk, I decided the butterflies were it! Well done, Tosh!

Paula Barin said...

WOW! Stunning card. I love everything about it. I especially like the border, very pretty.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

GORGEOUS, Tosh! WOW!

Angie said...

This card is incredible! Great job!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

AWESOME card, Tosh!!! I love all the texture you got from the Impressibilities, and I LOVE those Octagon Nesties!!! Great design...it's beautiful in every way!

StampOwl said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh .... love love love it ... love the black lace look

Judy Rozema said...

Oh my gosh - I totally am in love with this card!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh My! I think that is beyond gorgeous! WOW! WOW! WOW!

Bastelfrosch said...

WOOOOW, this card is absolutly!!!!
Annette

Amy Sheffer said...

Wowzers!!! Love the Impressabilities and how you sanded to show off the pattern. Gorgeous!!

Joanne said...

well...first I want to thank you for the 'sandwich' to use with these....I have two (the snowflakes, of course, and the butterflies) but I haven't used them yet....thanks, gf

as to your card....wow, wow, wow.....a Tosh classic

Kellie Fortin said...

Tosh....it is gorgeous...love every detail!!! LOVE< LOVE IT!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love this color combo and your design is fab!! Love the flowers!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Tosh, this is so gorgeous!!!!! I have been wondering how the impressabilities look. This is fabulous. Do not make me want or feel I need this shape nestie, too, though...lol!!!! Yikes!!! It looks great with this card and layout. Fabulous work, girl!!!! You KNOW I am a FAN!!!!

dpkennedy said...

Elegant and gorgeous!

Alex said...

I LOVE this - it is STUNNNING Tosh!! The black lace is just beautiful, and I love the impressabilities, now I NEED them, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Bonnie Weiss said...

Your card is classic, Tosh. The colours, the texture, the layout ... everything just works so beautifully.

Anonymous said...

I have a question about the Harmony rectangular stamper. How is it used? I wish there was a demo about it and the other round initals stampers.
Could someone help me? thank you

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

I absolutely love this card!!!
I love seeing something different!
Great Job Tosh!

Smiles & Cheers,

Dorothy

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! Beautifully done, Tosh!!
And, I just got my sets of Impressionabilities and Octogon dies yesterday...

Thanks for the inspiration!
Your artwork often inspires me.
Joyce Munro

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow! So flirty and elegant! Love the pink and black combination and all those punch embellies are gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers Tosh this is gorgeous, Love it. So much to look at, beautiful. Hugs and Happy Easter to you.

Mothermark said...

Whoa! This is snazzy, snazzy! I love it...its very very eye catching and you really show cased those new products wonderfully! I love it. Its gorgeous with the flowers.....

You should like it. You should do what I say and like it!

retiredheather said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the BG.
Hugs
Heather

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous card Tosh, just stunning!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Lovely card Tosh.
So many wonderful textures, subtle color shadings and best of all your supplies list made me laugh. The Tiny Twinkles had me making up lyrics relating to that name to the tune of Tiny Bubbles...Just try singing Tiny Twinkles to that tune and you'll be laughing even without any further lyrics. On the other hand it may be a generational thing added to being almost midnight. Hmmmm...what exactly was in that chicken soup I just ate....? That's the look my cats are giving me anyway :D

Hugs and blessings and thanks for sharing the inspiration - Jean

Conniecrafter said...

Love how you did the background, I had a hard time getting an impression with mine, I ended up really bending it, but it seemed to flatten back out, cool and dramatic card!

Silke said...

WOW - Tosh - this is truly gorgeous!!! Love this dramatic look!!! Fabulous details :)!!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...another gorgeous creation!! I love the colors, lacy edging, and your beautiful flowers!!

 
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