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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. What an elegant card Greta! Love it! Hazel x

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

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  6. 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!!

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

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  8. Gorgeous gorgeous card I love black and white <3

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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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

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

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  14. Your card is simply stunning Greta!
    Wow!!!

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  15. Wow what a stunning design! Love it

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

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

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

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  19. 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

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