Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I don't usually go for black cardstock, except for Halloween cards; but these two fit the scraps I had perfectly.

First is a gray top-fold card.  The black panel is textured, and I wrapped some washi tape around the lower part.  The red frame and silver butterfly were in my stash, so I decided to use them here.  Since the butterfly was too plain, I stamped a butterfly swirl on its wing and embossed it.  I attached it to the card front as shown with a SU dimensional.  The verse was stamped in black and clear embossed, then cut down to the size I wanted.

TIP:  For the curve on the left, I held a circle on the top and cut around it.
For the second card in black, I used two pieces of musical dsp cut down from a larger piece that had the words included.  Since the lyrics were to "Strike Up the Band,"  I didn't think it would be appropriate for a pastor card!  With the fold on the left, I tied some jute around it and added the music note I found in my stash from ages ago.


Kim S said...

The black is lovely - it's very elegant. The red sets off the beautiful butterfly and all work so well with the sentiment. I love the music theme of the second card.

Bonnie said...

Love the butterfly and the music! A dark background can make a very striking card!