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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


This card was inspired by the double matting technique using Nesties shown by the very talented Miss KittyKraft and uses four of my current favorite things:  B&W damask, roses, songbirds and those sweet Marianne Doohickey flourishes.    I wish my photography skills were better...the entire front panel on this card is popped to show the double matting around the recessed oval center.   Yesterday Mr. Postman brought three new dies, including this super sweet little Memory Box bird die (LOVE her).   Anyway, to all you ornithologists out there shaking their heads, I know there probably aren't really any black songbirds, so I'm claiming artistic license! 

By the way, have you seen the embossing technique called Belleek (for the gorgeous Irish porcelain).  It is SO beautiful!   My fingers and cuttlebug folders are all inky.  I'll share when I have something worth showing.

Paper is Teresa Collins CS Bazzill, roses are from a Michael's bin, flourish is Marianne and pearls are Kaiser Craft.  I also used these cool black foam mounts
Thanks for looking.


  1. Gorgeous, beautiful card.

  2. Beautiful, very elegant.
    Saw you on MIM.
    Hugs, Heide

  3. Lovely Card. Love the pearls & flourishes. Saw it over at MIM.

  4. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week!
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  5. Beautiful card. I love all of the flourishes.

    Thanks for your kind comments.


  6. Lovely card the roses are fantastic....well done...enjoyed reading your profil.

    Thank you for you're lovely comment

    indie:) x

  7. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the details you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  8. This card is really lovely, the black and white with flourshes is really striking.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your commemt, so nice to see such great work through MIM. I hope you will check out my challenge blog :)

  9. Hey Kathi, what a wonderful card you made for this week's challenge themed "Vintage" at the Creative Card Crew Challenge Blog, I love it! The flowers are just gorgeous!

    Hugs, Elisa

  10. Spotted this beautiful card on MIM. Black&White can be so classy and elegant - love it!

  11. That is so very beautiful Kathlene! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  12. Your card is so very pritty Kathlene! Love the flowers and the bagground! Unfortunaly it looks like you have forgoten to use our sketch. Hope you are not angrey but your card can´t enter the prize draw. We would be glad if you want to enter the challenge with an other card again. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  13. awesome card Kathlene very pretty
    thanks for joining our challenge this week
    PCI DT

  14. Very elegant and lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew :-)

  15. Absolutely stunning Kathlene! Thank you for joining our Bingo challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

  16. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wedensdays Challenge.

  17. Tres' Elegant...what a beautiful color combo and design...and oh my, those flowers!

  18. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!


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