Tuesday, October 18, 2011

From Basic Grey's website:

Now let’s turn to today’s project, featuring the Little Black Dress Collection! I love this collection so much — just like a “little black dress” it truly goes with everything. It also looks fabulous all on it’s own!


Card by Lisa Spangler. Find complete supplies and instructions here.

Now I have to share a little story. See that long border chipboard embellishment? Well, I was sitting at my desk drooling over it (isn’t it gorgeous?) and lamenting the fact that I couldn’t use it on a standard card without cutting it…and then I had a flash of an idea: I could use a Long Kraft Notecard with no cutting needed! And then! I noticed how there was a stamp that matched it and decided to stamp the envelope flap! I love it when things come together like that, don’t you?

Here’s a closer look:


And another discovery — the crosshatch border stamp is super easy to overlap to make a long border — the pattern makes it simple to stamp it as long as you like!

It’s kind of hard to tell, but I stamped the lace flower to create background using VersaMark Dazzle Frost Ink. It adds a subtle shimmer that’s beautiful — no make that dazzling — in person! And what would a Little Black Dress card be without her pearls?
One last thing I wanted to mention: I added the faux white stitches to go with the white embossed message — I think they add the perfect finishing touch! Just a little trick I learned from the super talented Kristina Werner! (Thanks so much, Kristina! By the way, did you hear about her and Jennifer’s Holiday Card Boot Camp?)

Now how about a giveaway? The wonderful folks at BasicGrey will be giving away a Little Black Dress collection pack plus your choice of two Little Black Dress embellishments!


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