Thursday, 12 February 2015

Creative Expressions Thursday

Hi Folks 

Hope you are having a good day.

Today is Creative Expressions day and I am working on a theme of these beautiful ladies in silhouette  so I am hoping to get four cards very similar in theme by the end of the month but with variations . 
This time I stamped out my lady in Black archival and highlighted her in white as I always do. 
My white highlighting is another of those staple things I seem to do on most cards.

I love black white and red together it always seems so elegant , its like a woman dressed in Navy and tan or navy in white with a splash of red in shoes or handbag or a scarf always looks so elegant and classy doesn't it... Or am I rambling haha... What do you lovlies think?

 I stamped my lady out on one sheet of white card and did the highlighting, I measured out my next piece of card and using a spellbinders doily die cut, cut out the centre I then added a black mat behind and also die cut the centre of it out through the aperture I just cut.  I wrapped a piece of red crinkle edge ribbon around the card and added foam to the back and mounted in on top of the first layer.
I also made another layer of black and white mats a little larger and added foam in between.

Here you can see I stamped out the sentiment that came with this set and just look how perfect and neat the sentiment came out, amazingly sharp. I then added that onto black to make it stand out from the back and added it slightly on top of the ribbon added earlier.

 I added a nice bow onto the ribbon and tied another double bow out of bakers twine in black and white from CE and topped it with a black dazzler which really reminds me of a poppy.. can you see it now I said it haha...

 I have taken a picture with the long angle so you can see the lovely layers and how you can play about with the height of foams etc  they don't need to be the same for instance her I have one layer at 2mm and one layer at 5mm here as I wanted a good gap behind the aperture I cut for my lady to sit in. ( oooo I sounded like a thunderbird then with the My lady business haha... I know you all thought I was too young to remember them  lol )  But nooooooooooooo ...

Here is a close up after I went back and added a bit more detail in white and also a sparkle to her hair and bags  etc. I added some nice sprays of beads on wire as part of CE's embellishment lines too.
The stamps set I used is called Temptation and is part of the singles range of stamps from Creative Expressions released this month  for the DT to work with etc.
The last thing I did was to add some little sparkly black gems to some of the corners to add a little bling to match the bow centre. I just love black sparklies.

Here is the finished sample again

I hope you like it in its classic glory and I have an extra post at the weekend so be sure to look out for that.
Huge hugs from my house to yours and lots of crafty hugs to you all.




  1. Hi Kim not sure if there should be more text but the card is lovely. Love the sentiment too x

  2. Morning Kim
    Beautiful card but no text, also still waiting to hear as to how you cut the word out in hessian as a previous card.
    Carol x

  3. Love the card but no description Doesn't detract from it's prettiness thoughHope you OK

  4. Morning Kim, A gorgeous card, loving how you have put the lady inside the aperture, and gorgeous white with a splash of red, stunning !!
    I forgot to say yesterday - Duchess looks the image of my Lizzie,, although Lizzie wouldn't be able to balance on a thin chair top, she is a bit 'chunky' hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  6. Hi Kim. This will be my last post on your blog. Im sorry to say this here but Ive emailed a few times and you've not had the 'time' or decency to reply. Ive given you so much support both on the blog and via emails, during your ankle surgery, when you had all that worry in your life. We took all that into consideration when you couldnt get to the post office. Its been 4 months now and STILL no gift, you have really let me down, and I feel you took my support and kindness then laughed at me. So called 'friends' dont do that Kim. So this will be my last visit. Again Im sorry to do it this way but if you dont read my emails its the only way. Sorry

  7. Hi Kim,
    I'm not a lover of the stamps but I do agree, I love the combinatio of red/white/black.
    And Duchess looks every bit the part - GORGEOUS.
    Hugs, Rose

  8. The black and white with red is just so elegant Kim and the white pen highlights on the lady work beautifully. I love the added pearl embellishment and the ribbon too. x

  9. Hello Kim, a very pretty card, great colour combo, it always works. Bx

  10. Lovely card Kim, the white highlights on the silhouette image is ver e
    Clever really makes it stand out.

  11. Love the card kim nice one for my granddaughter this one hope your mum is ok at the moment love alwYs nanna June xxxx