Monday, November 21, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday

Hi again!  I hope you already started the birthday blog hop for ARTish's birthday.  Thanks for coming back for the challenge.  This week ARTish has created some really cute birthday image that we're playing with.  The challenge is a color combo...

Black, Gold & White

This was a challenge for me!  How do you decorate birthday with black and gold?  Well, I think I did a pretty OK job with this card.  It meant running to Joann's armed with a 40% off coupon for a gold gel pen.  Tell me what you think....

I created this card with a nice sketch from Arlana at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I miss playing along with Arlana's sketches, but I do try to get one in every now and then.


Images: Pretty Present
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Black, White
Paper: Echo Park
Copics: C8, C10
Stamps: Boxes, Bags & Tags (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Circle Cutter (CM), 7/8" & 1" circle punch, gold embossing powder, gold gel pen
Embellishments: gold ribbon (SU), gold brads

I do hope you'll head on over and join us this week!

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

steph said...

Very nice! Love the layout and coloring.

mulberry station said...

Hi Melissa,
I love the crisp black and white color scheme. It is really sharp!! The added gold for the bow is the perfect contrast. Thanks for stopping by. And, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too.
Hugs, Nancy

Genevieve said...

Hi Melissa! Hope things are good with you. Fab card, the colour combo is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Sharon Basel said...

What an elegant looking card Melissa. Very pretty with the simple gold accents. Great job with the sketch too. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Sweet sketch Wednesday!
All the best,
Sharon SSW-DT

Theresa said...

I think this is just lovely. Love the match of the black and gold. I think this is a lovely birthday card.

Kathie said...

Hi Melissa your card looks awesome. I love the black white and gold together aways looks clean and fresh. Great design papers and embellishments. Great job and thanks for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

Hi Melissa! Such a beautiful and stunning card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Arlana 11426 said...

Oh Melissa so glad that you stopped by. You card is stunning. Have a happy thanksgiving. HUGS Arlana

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