Come And Join Me In My Creativity Zone

Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

All my files are shared for free, ONLY with my blog followers. The files are in Silhouette Studio format. They are for PERSONAL use only and must not be redistributed. You can share by directing people to the link of the project/post on my blog. Thank you for your compliance.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back To The Basics - Another Black and White Card

With my Silhouette SD now resting in peace, I tried re-living the pre-Silhouette era. It seems so hard to imagine how I can come up with a nice card without my beloved Silhouette. Well, it was, indeed, not easy so I cheated :-). I patiently rummaged through the ton of unused cut designs that I've been tossing into a small bin instead of the trash as I always feel guilty for being wasteful. I found pieces of this black frame with a birthday sentiment on it which were meant for cards that I never finished and eventually completely forgotten. The idea of another black and white card immediately hit me and the next thing I knew, I have a new card!

As the creative juices started flowing, I came up with another new ribbon style by cutting strips of fine ribbon, about 2.75 inches long, and glued the tips together. I used 6 folded strips to form like a quarter of  a flower held by a button as you can see on the photos. I happen to have this polka dot ribbon which was perfect for the card. I love my Cuttlebug but I have not used it as much as I should so I thought of making good use of it for this card. I used my Swiss Dots and Leafy Branch embossing folders, both by Cuttlebug. I used 4 layers of ribbons to cover the cut between the 2 embossed pieces. The first layer is a wide cream organza, second layer is a black organza, third layer is a cream ribbon topped with the same dotted fine ribbon I used for the flower ribbon. The black frame for the sentiment is from the set of Spellbinders Fancy Tags. BTW, this is not exactly a black and white card as I used a dirty white color which is a very light cream color.

This card speaks so much of the style of cards that I used to make before I started using the Silhouette machine. It's a nice feeling going back to my old roots :-).


  1. Lynn C. (wordpefectqueen@yahoo.comSeptember 14, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Another beautiful card. I really like the flower in the corner made from ribbon. Nice way to use up ribbon scraps too.
    I remember when I didn't have my Silhouette. I look at my scrapbook pages now and think I should redo them. I won't because it shows how I've advanced as a crafter but the pages seem so sterile compared to the newer ones.
    When is your Silhouette suppose to show up?

  2. Awesome Card! I've always loved this color combo and thing it makes such stunning cards! I'm dying to get my hands on the new Basic Grey 'Little Black Dress' papers! I think that set will be awesome for BW cards!!

    :) Lisa