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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Black, gold and green for a card for a woman

I used to shy away from color challenges, but now I feel they are a good aid for using my neglected rubber stamps. This is such a stamp, from Prima. I also used a much used butterfly stamp from a Bo Bunny set and a sentiment stamp from Poppy.
I used mostly black and gold with touches of green on the leaves. I machine stitched around the edges with a golden thread and heat set the sentiment using gold EP. I also used a gold gel pen to color in  a few details.


This card is for:
Color Throwdown - #434 Color Inspiration
Craft Rocket Challenges - #35 Make It Feminine
Crafty Cardmakers - #184 For a Special Woman 

25 comments:

Donna said...

This would of been a hard sketch for me, but you did fabulous, like your design and the touches of color.

Chrissy said...

So lovely Pia..gorgeous stamp and love the subtle colouring and touch of gold..beautiful card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

June Fletcher said...

This is a very elegant card. Love the colours used too

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

June/DT

meg said...

Elegant design, beautiful stamp and colouring stunning card Pia

chrissy xx said...

Such a BEAutiful design Pia..Such a pretty stamp and you've 'cracked' it with the colours, especially because you didn't use green as your main one..You know I LOve your stitching x
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Pia, a fabulous image and such an elegant design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrAPpamondo said...

I have never tought that black and white might be so feminine. Instead your combination of stripes, oval, gold and green, got a very feminine look, a bit vintage too with that particular stamp! And surely your personal watermark- the machine stitching- adds another lovely touch! Well done!

Valerie Nolan said...

Very classy, elegant card Pia, love that stamp xx

Donna Ellis said...

Whoa! Gorgeous card, Pia! Love the colors and image. Your card really does the color challenge fantastically! I have never seen this stamp image before. It's beautiful, and the faint colors bring the artistry out extremely well! Hugs, de

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous card and stamps Pia..Loz

sandie said...

Lovely Pia, adore all the tiny details you have used. An elegant card x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful stamp and lovely display with the striped papers and stitching.xx ♥[aNNie]

karenlotty said...

Beautiful Love the black and gold Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges

Karen Steele said...

This is a super card Pia! I love the monochrome look with the splash of green in the image, very pretty!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a beautiful creation Pia. Very stylish and pretty. Awesome layout.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Mrs.B said...

A stunning card Pia, love the black/white with the pops of greens and gold.
It's a fabulous image, love it. Sometimes we are so busy using new crafty things that we forget about all the golden oldies in the drawers, glad this got an inking.
Avril xx

Nonni said...

Very dramatic color combo and I love your use of your old stash, I also try to dig out my more older stamps and play with them every now and then. If I don't see m to like them I sell them in a fb group and buy new ones. ;) I just went through my old blog and there's many many stamps there that I don't own anymore -but when I look at the cards I know I would not use them anymore so that's fine! :)

Tammy said...

WOW Pia, what a stunning card! I love that image and your beautiful gold stitching, perfect striped dp too!
Tammy x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Stunning card Pia! Fabulous image and I love he touches of green and gold! Wonderful butterfly, too!

Brenda

Monika Reeck said...

Great always if I see you stitched your card
and this theme of dress love the image Pia
cute butterfly
and yeag you really great if you make black and white card
me not sometimes I am stag and no other idea
better I join color challenge with colors hehe
adorable made Pia!
just have time doing catch up
please forgive me for MIA..

Jac Curran said...

What a fabulous stamp and love just the touches of green, fantastic design too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers, Jac x

Imke said...

Very elegant, Pia and your stitching looks really great !!

Pat K said...

Really, really love the b&w on this classy card. Pat K x

Marina said...

Sooo elegant - well done for embracing the colour challenge.

Sally Dodger said...

A beautifully elegant card. Thanks for sharing with us over at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.