The clean and simple looks is something I don't really do too often, but I thought it worked well with this image. I made patterned paper out of the image and then placed little silver gems in the centers. A simple monogram, velvet ribbon and a black embossed panel complete the card. This was a very quick card to do, and I think a set of these would make a wonderful gift.
Sorry about the not so great picture ~ it looks about as good as I feel right now ~ not too hot LOL! I took so many pictures, but the embossing didn't show up at all. Well I finally ended up getting the embossing to be visible but now the top part isn't as crisp as it should be and looks a bit gray.
It has definitely been hectic around here lately. Alicia was home sick Friday and Ashley and Trevor were home sick yesterday (so much for my day of Christmas shopping I had planned). Monday I had a two hour dentist appointment and then that night was parent night at Ballet followed by Tyler's Cub Scout Christmas party, last night was Tyler's Christmas program and tonight I am headed off to the Fire Dept with my Daisies to deliver the cookies we made on Saturday. Then of course my loving kids had to so kindly share their cold or whatever it is they have with me. I started with a sore throat on Monday and now my head is all congested ~ hoping we are all better by Christmas!
I am also entering this in the Whimsy Stamps Challenge of black and white.
Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Divine Creation Mandala - Soft Pencil (digi image); Letterpress Alphabet
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Black; Gina K Pure Luxury White
Embellishments: Velvet Ribbon (Dashes, Dots and Checks - Michael's); Self Adhesive Gems (Michael's)
Tools: Nesties Labels 8; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots)