I combined 2 challenges with this card: ODBDSLC color challenge using pink, black & white HERE & OCC challenge to make an embellished frame the focus of the card HERE. Both of these appealed to me right away, but it took awhile to get the ideas in my head onto paper. I decided to try another card leaning towards Shabby Chic, so all the edges are sponged & I did some stitching with my Sew Easy. Should have more layers for that genre, but I couldn't find anything else I wanted to add. Probably this is just in the elegant category. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together. The frame is Sizzix which is black embossed with ODBD Vintage Border Background. I added the Spellbinders Parisian Motifs to 2 corners. The smallest blossom in the ODBD Sweet William-Small set was black embossed on 3 shades of pink textured cs, cut out, edges inked & black pearls attached. 2 of the blossoms are mounted with foam tape. The frame is also mounted with foam tape to the quote from ODBD Little Things set that is stamped on white cs in black VersaFine & then sponged all over with Brilliance Moonlight White--not that you can tell from the photo. The medium blossom is stamped second generation onto BoBunny Tutu Dot solid side using VersaMagic Pink Petunia--may be my favorite pink ink. 2 rows of pink floss stitching, a pink bow, tiny black pearls on the fancy corners & pink Rain Dots finish off the card. I'd love to hear what you think & I welcome your suggestions.
I love watching the birds at my feeders & this year a couple Black-headed Grosbeaks have been here. The male flew away before I could get a picture & this is through a window, so not great. I think they're so gorgeous! Hope you're having a great week. By the way, I'd love for you to stop by on Sunday for the DeNami Cards for Guys Blog Hop.