Friday, January 20, 2012

SU Stars Blog Hop: Ebony & Ivory

Hi and welcome to the SU Stars Ebony & Ivory Blog Hop for January 2012!  If you want to start at the beginning of the Hop then please click here: http://su-stars.blogspot.com OR you may have just arrived here from Karen's blog http://www.kraftingwithkaren.blogspot.com/2012/01/su-stars-ebony-and-ivory-hop.html where she lays out a great tutorial on how to make her beautiful card!



Today I want to share with you a special Valentine I made for my husband, who is currently deployed.  This is not our first Valentine's Day apart, and probably not the last, but we make work ;)  So I wanted to do something different with the Paper Doily Large Sizzlit.  I started out by cutting out 5 doilies and folded them and adheared them down to a white circle I punched out. Then I used the large scallop circle punch with Basic Black cardstock and added another layer with the Delicate Doilies stamp set and punched it out with another circle punch.  Next I took the tiniest of Stampin'Up's pearls and put one on each scallop.  I cut my Basic Black card base at 5 x 10 and folded it to make a 5x5 square card to accomodate the larger "flower" I made with the folded doilies. I added a 4 3/4"square layer of Whisper White cardstock and then a 4 1/2" square of Mocha Morning Designer Series paper.  This paper is flocked and so luxurious! I added Black Satin ribbon before I put the doily flower down.  Finally I added the little heart cut from Red Glitter paper with the small heart punch and put a pearl down on each corner, I colored them red with a Sharpie marker.

I really love how nicely this card came together!  I enjoyed sharing it with you today! 

Please continue on the Blog Hop to Monica Weaver's blog http://www.addalittledazzle.com/ and see what fun projects she has to share with you today!

Happy Hoppin'!
Charlotte Hollingsworth


13 comments:

Carey said...

Charlotte-this is elegant. Thank you for giving us great directions.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

LORRAINE p said...

just beautiful

Krafting Karen said...

Stunning! I know how you feel about deployment. My hubby is retired 20 year Navy man. We missed many holidays, birthdays, and he also missed the birth of our second child. Hang in there! He will love this card

Kristen Conant said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

This is gorgeous, Charlotte! I know your husband will love it!

Marie said...

I must order the doily die....thanks for sharing it is beautiful and will be so special for your husband.

Stace said...

I like what you did with the die. very clever!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very pretty! He is going to love it! TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers and Aunt of 1 Marine

Happy Stamper said...

Your husband will surely be delighted to get such an original and pretty card!

Raissa Spatola said...

Very elegant! I love black, white and pop of red! Very nice! Thanks for the inspiration! TFS!
Raissa

Janice said...

What a wonderful card, I am sure your husband will love it and enjoy showing it off.

Shari said...

Very pretty, Charlotte! Love it!

inkedx2 said...

Very pretty! Love how you used the Lace Ribbon punch around the image.