Today is the start of Flourishes Release Week Noon Time Inspiration. Here is their Pinterest inspiration photo:
After some thought I decided to go back to one of Flourishes previous Release Week's challenges: Black + White and 1 more color. I do not have any black and white patterned paper in my whole stash (which is an amazing feat, since I thought I owned all the paper in the world -lol), save for one piece. So you will recognize the black and white patterned paper pieces from a few days ago - LOL ;)
I used Flourishes "Sweet Peas" stamp set (also used on my other black and white card), colored in with Distress Inks and Tombows. I cut it all out with a craft knife and popped it up on popdots. I placed that in a frame made from Flourishes "Seeds Of Friendship" stamp set that I cut out with my craft knife and popped that up on popdots, too. The sentiment is from Flourishes "Flourished Words" stamped in Versafine "Onyx Black". The lace is from a garage sale, the hat pins are from Maya Road, the pearls are from Prima and the pink ribbon is from My Favorite Things.
I apologize for the awful lighting. Just as I thought I had this photobox thing figured out, I can't seem to get rid of the shadows that are suddenly showing up in my pictures. So I took these outside, after the sun had gone down (it was cloudy out).
When I saw the colors for the challenge I went back to the previous Flourishes challenge, I mentioned earlier. But what really got me excited was that beautiful satin ribbon all rolled up. It intrigued me, so I decided to use some satin ribbon on my card too, and I'm glad I did. I think it softens all the black and cream I have going on, plus helps pop the Fuchsia tones in the sweet peas. You can't tell, but the black and cream scalloped paper sat the bottom are all "ruffled" out. I tried to get a pic of it but it was pretty hard to tell against the black cardstock.
Now, I need to get going on a birthday card for my dear MIL. I am hoping tomorrows Flourishes challenge with coincide with what I need to make ;)