Monday, December 15, 2014

Celebrate good times

Hi everyone! I think Mother Nature is trying to fool us... we've only had a few wintery days so far. It's been unseasonably warm here in north Florida and it doesn't even feel like Christmas is upon us! But warm or cold, I'm happy to share my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #44 - When Nature Calls! We want to see your projects depicting something found in nature - living or inanimate. Come play with us! We're being sponsored this time by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet!

I chose the awesome Cats digital stamp and matching papers from Coosty Creations with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet for my monochromatic birthday card. I matted all the layered elements on gray and then black cardstock. Love, love, love! This was such a joy to make with the matching stamp and papers, and super easy!

I stamped the front sentiment in black ink, matted it on black cardstock and popped it onto the focal image at angle. I used some gray and white polka dotted buttons in the upper right corner, and created a bow out of gray wrinkled ribbon topped with a large flat-back pearl.

I kept the inside simple with a stamped birthday sentiment on a panel matted on gray cardstock.

I'd love to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock; Colorbok textured gray cardstock; Marco's black cardstock
  • Cats Digital Stamp and Paper Pack from Coosty Creations with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
  • GKD Stamper's Favorites stamp set (front sentiment)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • GKD Signs of Spring stamp set (inside sentiment)
  • Buttons from Papermania Capsule Collection
  • Prairie Bird Boutique gray wrinkled ribbon

I hope you've been inspired to create a project featuring something found in nature, whether it's living or inanimate! And be sure to check out all the fun digital images at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


Sally Dodger said...

A wonderful monochromatic card with a gorgeous image and matching backing papers and your buttons and bow are perfect embellishments. Sally D.x.

BrendaB said...

Great card, Leslie! I love the way you matted all the layers!

Ann Chuang said...

A beautiful monochromatic birthday card!!I love all the layered elements you used.

Shuly said...

oh sooo adorable!! i love cats so much!! i love how the bright black and white contrasted is softly tempered with grey, that's phenomenally elegant and striking! the receiver is going to love love it!

Michelle said...

This is such and elegant monochromatic card Lesley - it's gorgeous and I love the sentiment - Michelle x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Fabulous card! I love the kitty cat, matching kitty paper and lots of layers. Such a fabulous bow. You did amazing keeping it monochromatic.

Annette Reed said...

This is gorgeous! I love the image and matching paper. The bow is fabulous.

R.Maria Sabina said...

''Black is traditional''. Awsome card! Thanks for sharing Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy good luck x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card Leslie. Love the warm grey as the accent colour. Brilliant take on our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' and Merry Christmas! Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Gill McCall said...

Super cute card, thanks for sharing and entering into the Sisters Of Craft Challenge. Happy Christmas. Gill SOC DT

Michelle Looi said...

Such a cool card!
Thanks for playing at Use Your Stuff!

tampatha said...

gorgeous card. I love the simplicity and the great black/white/gray combo!
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and don't forget about our DT call.

Amy Russell said...

A very elegant card & I love that cat silhouette. Thanks for joining in the Imagination Crafts Challenge.
Amy x

Amy Russell said...

A very elegant card & I love that cat silhouette. Thanks for joining in the Imagination Crafts Challenge.
Amy x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

happy new year 2015, may all your dreams come true
hugs bibiana