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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Thank you card for a special friend

Hello bloggers,

I am back again with a card that I made two weeks ago... 
I used these multi stamps from Prima  - clear stamps that I placed randomly on a big block and stamped it with black pigment ink. 
I have been seeing a lot of black and white cards and it was finally Lynn of  http://creativecraftsbylynn.blogspot.com/ whose card inspired me to get down to making one. 


The sentiment is handwritten (thanks to the encouragement I have received from all of you, I seem to be getting more confident with writing my sentiments) and the ribbons are from my stash. The faux gem flowers are  from Paper Mania.


I have snail mailed this card for a very special blogging buddy (sorry, cannot disclose the name as it meant to be a surprise)... pity it has still not reached her. It is going to be two weeks tomorrow since I mailed it. Sob, sob! Hopefully one day, it will arrive at it's destination.

Hope you like it. 

Hugs and thanks for viewing,

Monica

12 comments:

Terry Oulboub said...

Wow, what a lovely card, Monica; so pretty - the black and white with a hint of red; always a perfect combination. I just love those swirls and the flowers - very nicely done! I know the recipient will love it. You know it's really a miracle the postal system that works worldwide; sometimes it takes a bit but I always hope it gets there, don't you? :-)

jimlynn said...

And....it's BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for the "shout out" but you needed no inspiration from me Monica...All your cards are so lovely and this one is outstanding! I DO love the black and white with that touch of red. Such a classy looking card.
Lynn

1CardCreator said...

It's unanimous, we all love that color combination, it has such an elegant look. I'm sure your recipient will love it.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Monica. WOW, what a stunning card, and I just love that colour combination. The swirls make it very classy and I bet it has added texture too. Your handwriting is gorgeous, dont be hard on yourself. The design is fabulous, and you are growing in confidence all the time. I love it sweetie. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Mary J said...

How elegant and gorgeous, Monica! Lovin' those flourishes and that shade of red!

cardmaking bird said...

This is really classy and elegant. Love your stamped background and fab colour scheme. Hugs, Marie xx

BB said...

Cute! Love the colors!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

I love the black/white/red combo!!!
And yes..your handwriting is perfect on this :)

Great scrolls!!
Maria

fatmonica said...

It's lovely.That hint of red really finishes it off well, and the handwriting is great!

Divya said...

Beautiful as always... :)

Shirley-anne said...

Love Black and white cards . Hello Monica hope all is well in your corner .
I love the random swirls as the background .
I think your hand written sentiments are really your personal touch to your cards ...keep it up please .

Rae said...

That is a shame that the mail takes so long for your friend to receive her lovely card from you. But when it gets there it will be sure to place a smile on her face!