Saturday, January 3, 2015

Beautiful Friend

Time for our new challenge at Penny Black Saturday challenge.  This month the theme is NEW--new year, job, baby, stash, technique, etc.  I chose to use the Penny Black roman surround background for the first time.  After heat embossing I used a small circle die to cut the edges into scallops. The Penny Black butterfly (symbol of new life) die is cut from a new black glitter cardstock as well as plain cardstock. I attached the bodies & gently lifted up the top wings. StazOn ink makes a great impression with clear stamps so I used it for the PB sentiment which I trimmed into a flag.  Red & Star Dust Stickles were added to the background & it's popped up with foam tape. 
Check out the wonderful work of my teamies & hope to see you in the gallery.  This will be my second entry for Darnell's 3rd NBUS challenge. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.


21 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

What a delightful card - very, very classy. Happy New Year, Jo x

Gibmiss said...

Love this Background Stamp ... Stunning card...
Hugs Sylvie xx DT .

Sue from Oregon said...

This is lovely Greta!!! I love that background stamp...you made it shine! I would never think to use staz on for sentiments either...worked wonderfully!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What an elegant card Greta! Love it! Hazel x

Maria said...

Just gorgeous, Greta! Love the background and beautiful butterfly!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!! What a brilliant idea to punch out part of the background, it really adds so much to the pretty detail of the design!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous. Love the black and white!

Becca Cruger said...

Whoa. How graphically cool! Who knew black and white could make such a splash!

Lyn said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card I love black and white <3

Rosemary said...

this is absolutely GORGEOUS, greta!! love, love, love that background you created!!

Kim Heggins said...

Greta...oh my GOODNESS! This is just amazing and I love that you used the circle punch to make your scallops, just one beautiful card.

Nat said...

such beautiful layers, love the elegant black and beautiful butterfly! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Now, what? You customized the edge by using your circle die all the way around?! What a fantastic talent for design you have, GG!! That's genius!! The whole card is spectacular!! Thank you so much for playing a second time in my NBUS Challenge #3!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Ros Crawford said...

WOW!! This has me drooling!! It's stunning and your idea to use a circle punch is genius!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Your card is simply stunning Greta!
Wow!!!

Deepti said...

Wow what a stunning design! Love it

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh my Greta! What s stunning background! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessi Fogan said...

That background! Such a great idea to cut the edges like that, the dimension is fabulous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Just so sweet.

maria f. said...

May I say - BRILLIANT!!! What a great idea and what an effect it has. Happy 2015, Greta!

cm said...

Class and elegance, Greta! Love the black/white, swooning over the butterfly and in awe over your showcase of the roman background, modified to stunning perfection with your scalloped edging. WOW!
Hugs~c