Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Building Around a Sentiment

My card today is for the OWH midweek throwdown which is "so sentimental." In other words, build your card around the sentiment and make it your focal point. I used a Spellbinders fancy tags two die for the sentiment, outlining it with a black marker before cutting. That always seems to add a little pop of interest that appeals to me for some reason. The scrap of paper is from CTMH and the punched border was done with an EK punch.  The card base is very vanilla. I added some black pearls for the finishing touch in assorted sizes.

If nothing else, at least I got my midweek throwdown card finished in the middle of this week for a change :)

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great day!

Carol

16 comments:

Basslady said...

hun, your card is so striking and beautiful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Wendy said...

Very pretty, Carol! Love that EK Success Border Punch and the sentiment panel! :)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card, so elegant. That border punch is gorgeous. TFS

Cr8ive ME said...

Beautiful card.

I love that paper pack. I wish CTMH would bring it back.

Hugs,
Mary Ellen

Donna Hanley said...

Well you are way ahead of me in getting this challenge finished. On top of accomplishing that you made an outstanding card. This is just beautiful. I love the softness of the CTMH paper. The vanilla and black go so well with it. We are getting rain now and will last through the night. It is suppose to reach high seventies tomorrow. I hope you have nice weather also.

JoAnn Ross said...

That is sooo pretty! I love everything about it, especially the border punch and the black pearls.

Denise Price said...

I like your tip about outlining, and I also like the white-on-white border.

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant with the black and white! Love those diecut flowers!

jimlynn said...

Those black pearls make it look so very elegant!!!! That and also the outlining around the image. Fabulous card and love the little border at the bottom too!
Lynn

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my-what a classy and stunning card Carol!

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous card Carol. I love the lacey border and the pearls. Have a great day.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow... gorgeous, elegant, wow =)

Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

cindyann said...

Very elegant card and great use of that fancy die. Lovely!

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty. I really like the die cut flower border. You have been busy. I see that I have bit of catching up to do.

Benzi said...

Soooo pretty and I'm loving the sentiment die and the punched piece is yummy. Beautifully card, Carol.

Cherie said...

Your card is gorgeous! I like how the black outline draws attention to the tag and sentiment. Great use of embellishments, too.