Sunday, February 1, 2009

Friday Sketchers Sketch 37

My sister's birthday is approaching and I have made her this card to match the tag that I made for her prezzie (the black and white tag a few posts down). I have wanted to make a black and white card with one coloured element for a while - thought I'd take a bit of a gamble but I think it worked out ok!

I used the fabulous sketch from Friday Sketchers, the Whiff of Joy image is coloured with distress inks and the papers are dovecraft.

I didn't have a black flower so I found a pale prima and coloured it with a black whispers pen - it turned out really well and it looks like it has a velvety texture. The embossed panel was done with my stylized flowers folder and I used pearlescent card so it has a nice sheen.

For the inside I used the same dovecraft paper and I embossed another piece of white card with the same embossing folder I used for the outside.

The flourish and the sentiment are both from studio g and they are stamped with black stazon.


Card/Paper: Black, white and pearlescent white card, dovecraft amethyst range.
Stamp: WOJ - Melinda reading book, studio g
Colouring: Distress inks - black soot and fired brick, black whispers pen
Embellishments: american crafts ribbon, primas, spacer, pearl brad, jewels, silver stickles (wings)
Tools: Cuttlebug, stylized flowers embossing folder, water brush
Thanks for looking. x


  1. Wow Liza, this is stunning - very eye catching indeed. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier .... will be back again - love your cards

  2. Gorgeous card Liza! I love the monochromatic theme and that great shot of the red. Wonderful colouring and design and I love the texture from the embossing. Chris x

  3. Stunning! I love it. Caroline x

  4. I just love this card honey the black and white looks so effective and the image with the red accent on the book is just fantastic.


  5. this is beautiful Liza your colour theme works beautifully. love the splash of red. hugs rachxx

  6. Hi Liza, gorgeous card, so stunning your sister will love it. joey.xx

  7. Gorgeous card Liza. I will pop back again to see your latest creations! x

  8. This card is visually stunning - it works so well! x

  9. This is so elegant and pretty! I love the little splash of red! Great job with the sketch!


  10. So pretty! I love the colour scheme and the fact that you've done the inside too!!

  11. Love the Mono tone look of this card with just that little touch of red it is pefect, fabulous card
    Hugs Jacqui x

  12. Beautiful card hun, love the black & what, with a little red. Lovely colour combo. You've coloured the image beautifully!

    xx Naoual

  13. What a stunning card...thanks for trying my sketch.

  14. This is luvly,very effective :o)x

  15. Absolutely gorgeous card Liza

    hugs Bev x


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Liza x