Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Garden Flowers

Good morning! I am here today to bring you the first Serendipity Stamps DT challenge of the year. Our challenge this week was to create a black and white card. I bent the rules right off the bat and used cream instead of white! :)

I used the Marigold Seed Packet image on this card, one of my favorite Serendipity stamps. I think black and cream are a great vintage combination, it makes me think of yellowed book print or old packaging.

I paired my seed packet image with patterned paper from October Afternoon. The trims are a bit of this and that accumulated from the fabric store. So much depth for only two colors! I'd love to do this again and add a pop of yellow or red.

I'm so glad you stopped by today, please be sure to visit the other Design Team members to see their take on the challenge!

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Marigold Seed Packet - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: The Thrift Shop Collection - October Afternoon
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Crocheted lace, Flower lace trim - JoAnn Fabrics; Sewing machine


  1. Very pretty! My first urge was to use off white... and I love the way it looks on your card!

  2. Hi Anya - I'm sure you'll be forgiven when they see what a lovely card you've produced! Keep up the good work. x

  3. Great job! The cream and black go together perfectly with the seed packet image making it have a perfect vintage feel! Love the fabric bits! I snuck some grey on my card, so we can sit in the cheaters corner together!

  4. Wow Anya this is GORGEOUS!! Just beautiful!

  5. I had my eye on that paper too Anya!!! You did a fantastic job with the challenge! LOVE the image and the black flower lace trim~ BEAUTIFUL!

  6. I love the stamp! What a beautiful card~so elegant!

  7. Oooh, I love the vintage vibe Anya! What a great stamp choice and you've added just the perfect trim touches.

  8. Love the seed packet, pretty lace and roses ribbon!


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