Saturday, March 7, 2015

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Hi there and welcome back!  Unlike most of the rest of the United States, the Pacific Northwest has had unseasonably warm weather, all throughout February and continuing through this first week in March.  So, making an effort to spend some time outside when not at work, combined with joining my husband to shop for items for the planned update to our floors, kitchen and powder room, I haven't had much time for card making.  However, I was absolutely charmed with the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches and knew I had to make time to create a card.

I pulled out a stamp set that literally has not seen the light of day in years, but I thought is would be perfect for a clean and simple card.

One of the first jokes my Dad taught me when I was very young was "What's black, white and "read" all over?" which may actually lose meaning in the next few years as newspapers continue to close, with people using electronic devices to obtain their news.  However, it popped into my mind while creating this card, and it humored me to use red, black and vanilla for the color combination.

After scalloping the front edge of the card, a strip of Real Red card stock was adhered for added contrast.  Because the front of the card is shorter than the back, the strip of First Edition designer series paper layered on the interior of the card shows below the scalloped edge.

Thanks so much for visiting today, and I would love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!  Be sure to use the link above to visit the FMS blog for amazing inspiration, plus there is still time to join in.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Product details:
Stamps:  A Bug's Like (Clear Art Stamps)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, First Edition dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Border punch, Candy Dot


Linda Callahan said...

This is fabulous! What a fun image! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card - I do not know how to get ahold of you no email button. I wanted to get more information about this stamp. thanks frances

Stef Perry said...

Hi Frances, the stamp is still available at Crafty Secrets on line. If you hae more questions please feel free to email me at

Jen Brum said...

Such a great card! I love that image! My boys love that joke - though my youngest rarely gets it right!!! I love the pops of red on your card! Hope your warm weather continues and maybe you can send some to Canada!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anonymous said...

That IS a great image and I love how you've displayed it. I remember that joke from my childhood and I'm 75 now…but you're probably right that in the foreseeable future it may not make any sense. Pat Jandacek