Sunday, 20 September 2009

Basic Grey meets Penny Black

This week over on Basic Grey the challenge is to include embossing, while the challenge on Penny Black is to make anything, but to include lace and pearls. I have made a card using the T for Transparent stamps from Penny Black, embossed the tree and coloured with polychromos pencils and sansador. I have used a piece of black lacy trim and have used pearl brads for the flower centres. The flowers have been die cut with the cuttlebug and then run through an embossing folder, although the photo doesn't really show this too well, sorry!!! The papers are from the Basic Grey Sultry collection and have used versa colour fresh green and colourbox chalk cream brown inkpads to edge. I have decorated the inside with scraps too, and for a change made the card gatefold. Thanks for looking, and I would welcome your comments.


  1. What a gorgeous card! I love the image and those flowers are fab.
    Clare x

  2. Lovely card, gorgeous image and your lacy trim looks like a little picket fence. Gorgeous flowers and the embossing is perfectly clear when you zoom in.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at BG.
    hugs Heather xx

  3. beautiful card how you used the lace and pearls and thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSc..hugs kath xxxxxx

  4. This is so pretty! The tree loks fab and I love the colour scheme! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black challenge!

    Beth xx

  5. Oh what a gorgeous card, fab colours.

  6. A gorgeous card and I love that you made it a gatefold too, I can't seem to stop making these at the moment either :) The tree looks wonderful as the focal panel and your embossed flowers finish everything off so beautifully! Glad you could join us at BG challenges this time. Chris and the BG Design Team. :)

  7. Lovely card Claire - great use of the tree with the lace looking like a littel picket fence - very weet! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x