Friday, 15 June 2012

Opposites Attract

About a month ago I saw this brilliant video which Tami, an SU demo in the US, created using Sweet Floral.  As soon as I saw what she did with the vellum, I knew I needed to give it a go.  I've finally got round to trying it and I made both a black on white as well as her white on black version, as they were so easy to make and yet look stunning!

Both cards were made by stamping Sweet Floral with VersaMark and then embossing in white or black embossing powder.  The vellum was secured underneath a ribbon bow with the sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes added beneath.  Some simple matting and layering finished the card off.

Stamps: Sweet Floral, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black
Other: paper vellum, Whisper White and Basic Black 5/8" satin ribbon

As always, if any of these supplies have caught your eye, please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone on 07977 141605 or email.  I will be delighted to assist you with your crafty makes and place a SU order for you.

At the end of the day, there's only one part of our kitchen/dining room that has sunshine in it and that's the corner of my crafty desk.  Ten points if you can correctly guess where Socks usually positions himself at this time....

It just looks like he's selecting his next ink pad!

Thanks for popping by,


  1. Wow, wow, wow Victoria these cards are stunning girl!!!. I just love black and white cards and these added with the vellum are gorgeous, a great idea with the use of the vellum too. Love the stamps as well.
    Oh just look at Mr.Socks!!! personally I reckon he is a secret crafter on the quiet. He looks very cheeky indeed in this photo!!. I love the one you sent me and only yesterday one of my friends commented on what a gorgeous boy he is. Don't tell Socks that though as he may get a fat head lol!!!. Hope you are having a good day darlin and make the most of having your hubby around. Hugs Clare, Bert & Simone xxx

  2. Socks is DEFINITELY helping you choose inks there!

    Fabby monochrome cards. Great technique. xxx

  3. Simply elegant and really beautiful.....and so are your cards....haaaa!
    Love that likkle fella!

  4. Oh Wow! these are very striking Victoria and gorgeous :) I especially love the black flowers on the white card.
    Socks is just adorable, a lovely little friend :) Sarah xx

  5. gorgeous, very eye catching and desinger esk hugs Karen x

  6. These are gorgeous Victoria. xx

  7. Fantastic cards and I love your curious little kitty!

  8. You really do make the most gorgeous cards Victoria - these are stunning! I love the photo of Socks although I can't feel that you really want your house decorated with Old Olive paw prints! Vicky x

  9. Hey Victoria

    These cards are just brilliant - love the look - just wonderful.

    Ha ha - my little cat Winston has a knack of just flopping where I'm trying to craft too!

    Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


    Hazel xx

  10. These are stunning! Thanks for sharing them with us, I've never really thought that I needed this stamp before but now I'm changing my mind!
    Kelly xx

  11. They certainly are stunning Victoria, I love them both but think the black on white has to be my favourite.

  12. Two words ! I LIKKKKEEEEEE !!!!! Négative Positive ! Very good idea ! Very smart. Fine and delicate work as I like ! Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  13. Hi Victoria love these cards they are so striking! Looking forward to being on the DT with you:)
    Val x

  14. These are both gorgeous and the addition of the vellum gives it an added opulence. x

  15. These are beautiful Victoria, love the layer of vellum for the sentiment. The black and white suits the image so well :0)
    Jenny x

  16. Wow, Victoria, I can't decide whether I like this better in black or white! Both are so elegant! Socks does look like he's picking out ink.

  17. LOVE these!!! What a stunning set of cards--love this idea! :)

  18. Love these cards Victoria. They look great. So which colour did Socks go for?

  19. I love your cards - they are so elegant. I see why you love black and white too!!!! Socks is one beautiful cat.


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