Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Say It In...Black, White and Silver

I needed a card for an upcoming birthday, and I had recently seen the Annabelle Stamps challenge, Say It In...Black, White and Silver, which looked like fun!

So I decided to use that as a starting point for my card. I thought it'd be pretty straightforward, until I discovered I did not have any silver paper onboard, and my supply of black was seriously small...doh! I then had to ruminate on my problem for a while, and almost settled on embossed aluminium foil, until I found my large silver brads and formulated a plan....simple, but pleasing to my eye.

I have used the Stemmed Flowers stamp set for my flower stems and white twisted paper cord (I love twisted paper cord!) as an embellishment, both are from Annabelle Stamps.

Looking back on my card, I wouldn't use that same sentiment again. I'd like it to be something with a more whimsical or childlike style, my main panel reminds me of a whimsy or childish seems like it would be a better fit. I'm not having much luck with sentiments of late, am I?



Catherine said...

Just gorgeous Sam, I love the big silver brads. I am also so happy that my laptop is fixed so I can stalk, ummm, follow your wonderful sea bound journey, just love aall the pics!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at AnnaBelle Stamps!!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Love this Sam! I'm amazed at what you've been up to, and that you took supplies along on your adventure lol!
Thanks for sharing and joining in our fun :)

Sue W said...

Your card is perfect Sam!! Love the polka dot background and silver brads too.
I've just looked back over you last couple of post's Wow ......what a great adventure! Welcome home.... your shots of the New Year's fireworks are amazing! Now I need to go further back to see what other adventures you've had a long the way!

Jane said...

Lovely card,the brads look good as the centre pieces.

Sue said...

Sam this is gorgeous, the brads add that bit of shine and glam!! although I would have loved to see how the foil looked too!!
thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)