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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Black, Bird and Bling

I wanted to make a card for Inkspirational where the theme is to take inspiration from a photo of a wreath. I had planned to make a card with white snowflakes against a kraft background, but I changed my mind seeing this week's theme over at LIM.
I've used a snowflake punch on metal tape. I tried out different birds and embellishments but settled with a fussy cut bird, stamped and heat embossed with black powder on a piece of scrap paper, and different sized bling, each attached to the center of a snowflake. To make my card less plain I attached the circle of snowflakes onto a piece of paper with embossed spots.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #42 Photo
2) Less Is More - #144 Color
3) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #149 Bling it up
4) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

35 comments:

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Pia! :)

Paper Profusion said...

This has a great impact Pia. Fabulous design and colour contraast. Nicola x

chrissy xx said...

LOving it Pia..FABulous colours and I LOve your Snowflakes and the paper you've used for this pretty bird.
Chrissyxx

Loz said...

This is Gorgeous Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Laine said...

Such a stunning creation Pia. Love it.
Laine
xx

Craft-E-Place said...

This card is stunning!
Elaine

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous design Pia, fab card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous - love the wordy bird! - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 149 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

kreamina said...

Simple but really cute! I saw your card on MIM. GRZ Mina

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Pia, I love the metal snowflake!
Tammy x

cotnob said...

This is brilliant Pia, I love your snowflake wreath and your bird is fabulous.
Pauline
x

creatingwithpaper said...

Oh, Pia... this is fabulous! My all time favorite color combination. I really like the music on the bird and the wreath is so elegant. As always, thanks for sharing at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Desire Fourie said...

This is so elegant. Loving the red birdie.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

scrappymo! said...

his is stunning, Pia,
I love every aspect of it...the wealth is gorgeous and the dotted background is perfect.

the stamping on the bird was a brilliant Idea,

downrightcrafty said...

oh loving the bird the stamped music looks great and so CAS just with those snowflakes in the ring so beautiful
Hugs Kate xx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Amazing . Don't see enough of black ..very dramatic . Love the embossed layer behind .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

aussie aNNie said...

WOW love the printed red bird and the colour combo...awesome.xx

sandie said...

Hi Pia,
I love this take on the photo. I love the bird with the black embossing but the card is taken to the next level by adding the wreath and bird on the embossed black card. Thanks for joining us at Ink

Jackie said...

Awesome! Love that black is the main color so that red really pops...very effective! Great card as always Pia & TFS!!!!!

Susan Kennedy said...

Beautiful!! I love the wreath of silver snowflakes.. and the gems in the middle.. that is perfect against that black background! LOVE the paper you pieced the bird out of too!! Fantastic!!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

ps... There is a DT Call over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Marlies said...

Wauw a beautiful card! A lovely colour choice, the red bird realy stands out against the black and the silver wreath is a fantastic idea. Marlies

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful with the colours and layout chosen sweetie.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

M said...

Great colour choice Pia, it looks stunning. I love the music paper bird! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Monika Reeck said...

I love the red bird on the black paper..it is really adorable Christmas card dear Pia...you made always beautiful card with a special touch..love this too..

I see your card on Make it Monday and if you want to see my card is # 136 I would be so happy if you could leave me some love...many thanks before..hugs, Monika

Wendy McCarthy said...

What a great idea to make a wreath from snowflakes! Love the little red bird too. xx

Mynnette said...

About your question--I KNOW! Why DON'T we make more cards with black backgrounds?! It's so elegant and not just for Halloween! Yours is just beautiful--I adore the great silver snowflake wreath and that gorgeous red bird! :)

Pat K said...

I really like this card Pia. Striking colours and great image. xx

Asha said...

Goodness gracious! I'm really loving this card, Pia! So elegant and classy. The birds really stands out most majestically and that silver snowflake wreath add just the right amount of restrained sparkle. An exquisite card on every level. Well done, my friend!
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Ellen said...

Oh my goodness Pia, this is gorgeous! I love that red bird on all that black!

Lau W said...

Piouhhhhh ! So fab design, a wonderful card again !
xxx

Nikki Stalker said...

Very pretty Pia. Love that the wreath and bird pop being on the black background. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Your card is so cool !!! I love it!! It has such a great CAS vibe!! :) :) I saw your card @ Make It Monday!! I have some newly released products as candy on my blog if you are interested. Have a great weekend!! :) :)
Nicole’s Craft Nook
Nicole’s 2 Step BLOG Candy

Chrissie said...

Many apologies for my extremely late visit.
I was at a craft show on Friday and singing in a choral concert on Saturday!
This is super, love the bird.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

It blows my mind that you made that snowflake wreath by punching metal tape. Incredible! Cool birdie too. What a great idea to use a music sheet background.

Hugs,
Lisa

Sue said...

Hi Pia, I just saw your card on Inkspirational. The silver wreath and bird look stunning on the black. Congrats on being a Top Pick!