Friday, 6 June 2014

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

This is my second card featuring one of the new Birthday Betty Boos from Simply B Stamps; this one is Elegant Birthday Portrait.

I needed a card that was elegant but simple for a friend whose style that is and this was the perfect image for that theme.  To make it up I have followed the current sketch at Unscripted Sketches.  I flipped the sketch and one of the oval elements around to suit the shape of my image.  I’ve also stuck to a black and white colour scheme, as there is nothing more elegant than black and white, with a pop of red on for the dress as a nod towards my friend’s birthplace, China.

With a CAS style I was never going to have any designer papers on this card but I think this shows how beautiful a card can be without them.  The current theme over at My Time to Craft is no designer papers so I am entering my card there.

And if youre looking for the next stop on the SBS birthday blog hop, head on over to the lovely blog of Rebecca or else head back to the SBS blog to start from the beginning; the DT girls have done some gorgeous work with all the images from the Birthday Betty Boo collection.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E21, E23, E27
Lips R24, R29, R46
Hair T4, T6, T8, 100
Outfit R24, R29, R46, R59, R89
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Opulent Ovals
Close to my Heart Bitty Pearls
Flourish with a Bling Pearls ~ Pearl
Prima Say It In Crystals ~ Black
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot
American Crafts Cardstock ~ White
Kaisercraft Cardstock ~ Liquorice
Ribbons & Trims etc
Black Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon from stash
The Paper Studio Gemstones ~ Black Gem Chain

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  1. I love clean and simple...this is so fantastic and elegant.

  2. Just stunning I love the black and white so crisp and clean just gorgeous xx

  3. Lovely card. The image is awesome. I may have to buy this!

    Thanks for playing along at MTTC this week. Jo :)


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