Friday, October 15, 2010

Black, White and Orange!

Hi everyone! Boy, are the days ever flying by! We're probably at peak foliage color here in New England right now, but it will be interesting to see how much color ... how many leaves ... are left on the trees, after the Nor'Easter leaves town later today! The weather reminds me of many a trick-or-treatin' night here in northern Massachusetts -- wind howling, rain coming down, wet leaves on the road. I can't believe winter is right around the corner!! Stop this wild ride ... I'm not ready for another year to be gone!! LOL!

The Blogger's Challenge this week was to use the colors Black, White and Orange. Initially I was all set to bow out of the challenge -- I attempted 3 cards last night and all three of them ended up tossed in the "circular file"! (A girlfriend has laughingly suggested that I put a basketball hoop above my "file" and practice my jump shot! LOL!) This morning, I spontaneously decided to use the Fresh Cuts stamp set. It's been a long while, and I'm not sure where the inspiration came from, but I'm pretty happy with the card! I love the new black rhinestones in the Stampin' Up! mini catalog -- usually I'm a hoarder, but I couldn't resist using these gems!



This card, of course as you might have already noticed, is for my father. It's his birthday on Sunday, and once again, the card will be late! The inside is stamped with an Our Daily Bread birthday stamp set -- I'm thinking that my dad will receive a card with a similar sentiment from my sister, since she's a designer with Our Daily Bread stamps (and very good at it too!).




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Stamps:
Fresh Cuts(117634), Well Scripted; Happy Birthday (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Stampin' Up Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Black Staz-On, Peach Parfait (for inside sentiment -- stamped off once)
Accessories: Black Flourish Designer Jewels (120987)

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I read and appreciate every single one of them!


Jeannie

22 comments:

Tami Black said...

I think this is gorgeous and love how you used the flourish! I don't like the set and have to force myself to use it, but you rocked this one!

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful card. Beautiful use of the colors. Love those black rhinestones.

GCgirl said...

I'm so glad you didn't give up...this one is a stunner!

Lisa Bohler said...

I really like how you used the jewels and the entire layout is so attractive!

Ida said...

This is beautiful. The jewel flourish is so elegant.

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Love the gems! {SMILES}

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! love how you used the colors!

MJ said...

Very nice, I bet the other three were super too! I love those black rhinestones.

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty BD Card, love those gems!

JP Card Crazy said...

Fantastic Birthday card and use of colors!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

All I can say is Wow!! What a great card!! I love the use of the black rhinestones.

lisa808 said...

Great bday card. The black rhinestones look so pretty on it.

Twila said...

Such a great man card. I see that you're a guest designer this coming round for U-Stamp too! How fun it will be. I hope we can chat back and forth more,as I am interested in the work you do. Our son had a BMT 11 years ago and I just applaude everyone that works in that field. Thank you and God bless you, it takes a special person to do that line of work.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

So pretty Jeannie! The inside is lovely too! I really like that stamp layered over your inside sentiment! :D

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, love the jewels on the front of it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

OOOhhh you are so right- this stamp is perfect- and the black gems- I would hoard them too- perfect on your card! TFS

Clara said...

Beautiful birthday card! Love how you did the inside of the card too.

Lori said...

Lovely card! The black gem swirl is the perfect accent.

Linda Monroe said...

I'm glad you didn't give up. This is really nice and it works so well for a masculine card. The inside is really nice too. Great sentiment.

tonistamps said...

Wow! Great take on this set with these colors and accents...totally more of a masculine card now. I never would have thought to use this for a guy, but you've done a wonderful job!

Heidi Hihn said...

Excellent card! I am sure your Father will love it! I love it! Great details!

Kitty A. said...

Wonderful creation with a set that I need to use again. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!
Kit Marie