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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Friday, April 10, 2009

Pacific Butterfly


I can't believe it! I have TWO posts today. I wasn't planning that. I checked Kristina's blog after posting this morning and she had the color inspiration posted. This was one of the quickest cards I have done in a while. I think it only took me about 20 minutes and that's because I had a hard time getting the little leaves to pop out once I die cut them....grrr. Pacific Point is one of my least favorite cardstocks, but I really like the ink. Yeah, figure that one out?! So here is my quickie card.I must say that the new set called GREAT FRIEND in the new SU mini is a "must have" set. Very fun and not very expensive. I added tiny Kaiser pearls that I got from Taylor's store to the middle of the iridescent ice embossed butterfly. I think I've mentioned before that Iridescent Ice is also a "must have." Email me if you'd like to order any, ok? I also wanted you to know that you will be seeing a lot of BLACK on my blog in the coming weeks. No worries, I haven't gone "Gothic" or anything. I just really like the POP that black can give to a card or even simple elegance. Remember when brown was the new black? Well, BLACK is BACK Baby!

Deets:
Stamps: Great Friend
Ink: Pacific Point, Versamark, Rose Red
Paper: Textured SU Black, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Other: Cuttlebug, SU Sizzlets Lots of Tags and Little Leaves, Iridescent Ice EP, Kaiser Pearls, SU Grosgrain 5/8" ribbon, Vintage brads, dimensionals, MS glue pen

Hugs!

23 comments:

Sheila said...

Really pretty card Nikki. I even think that black has never gone, I just love black, I will be waiting for your new cards!

Lilsweetpea said...

Nikki this card is simple elegance at it's best! Great job with the challenge.

Blair Moch said...

Very pretty!

Patti said...

Black background is STUNNING!

Tiffany Heilman said...

I love this card. Simple, clean, the black really makes all of the colors pop!

Kadee said...

Really cute card!

Courtney Baker said...

Great card. I do love the black!

kareNstampZ said...

Very beautiful

Alison Engesser said...

Beautiful card. Simple, but effective.

kathie said...

very excited to see all the black coming up. is that shape a punch? such a great shape.

Winter said...

So pretty! Very elegant!

Diane said...

what a beautifully classically elegant card

Vera said...

This is lovely! The colors really pop!

Liza said...

This is beautiful Nikki, I love how the butterfly really stands out against the black background.

Liza x

Sherri said...

this is gorgeous! ...my favourite I've seen this week!!

Terri E. said...

Great use of black! Stunning card. Wondedful job with the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kari said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you used the colors from the challenge!

Carol Dunstan said...

I agree with Kari, great use of the colours for a great card!

Christy-Lynn said...

Beautiful Card!! I love the way those bright colors look on the black background!

Purple D said...

Wow, I love it, very good eye for details and color balance!

Donna said...

Great Card. I love the way black makes the colors pop too.

Nancy W said...

Great Card! hugs from Conroe, TX!

Ryemilan said...

Hi Nikki,

It may have been a quick card, but it is really pretty!

Best wishes,
Sam.