Thursday, January 17, 2013

Simple Black and White

 
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Joanne Grzelak gave the challenge this week at CCEE Stampers to make a CAS (clean and simple) sympathy card. I do love making a CAS card and ending with a clean, crisp look. I chose black and white which I think gives it an elegant look.
 
My image is Stampin'Up! Thoughts and Prayers and the sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, Oopsy Daisy.
 
I added a couple of score lines with the Scor-Pal and some Kaiser pearls in black.
 
 
We hope you'll join us and let us see your sympathy card. I know I really should make more of this type card to have on hand.
 
I'm entering my card into the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #5-use black and white and, if you like, a splash of color
 


36 comments:

StampOwl said...

so elegant

Hussena said...

Wow what a stunning CAS card benzi the black on white really looks so elegant :) ..i love your choice of stamps ...this is just so perfect!!

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card my dear^_^ very very elegant^_^
Have a sweet day^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Vicky Gould said...

What a gorgeous, classy Sympathy card, Brenda. Beautiful!

Carla S. said...

This is a beautiful and elegant sympathy card, Brenda! I might have to CASE this one. You never want to make these when you actually need them. Oh, and I'd be delighted to send any snow where going to have up to you!

Lois said...

Quite elegant card, Brenda. I like the scoring.

pam124 said...

Oh, a perfect card for the challenge Benz. It is so crisp and clean. Love the score lines and black pearls. I need to have more on hand as, unfortunately, a lot of deaths have come via friends this past year. Hugs!

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent and so elegant, Benzi!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a stunner this is! I love the scoring and the three black beads! WOW!!

Emily Keaton said...

Fast is a perfectly stunning sympathy card, Benzi. Very striking and sophisticated in black and white.

Pam~ said...

Brenda, this is a chic and eye pleasing card! I too should make more sympathy cards but never do it. I guess I think if I don't make them, I won't need them.

As I sit here typing this, the snow is falling outside. I only wish it would come down a little faster and stick for a day or two. After that, I don't care to see it until next year ... lol

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful sympathy card, I love the scoring and the black brads.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I saw this beauty in your SCS gallery and had to come here and tell you how elegant and beautiful your stunning card is, Brenda! I love how you used this stamp set (yes, we were on the same wave length, weren't we?) with the added touches of the scoring and black brads.

Sabrina said...

One of my favourite stamps, and I didn't even think of using it! I have to say I like your sentiment much better than the ones that come with it - and I am admiring how great it looks in black, which I have never tried. What a great CAS sympathy card.

Bonnie said...

My go to card for sympathy! This card is perfect and classy for a sympathy card. Love the fonts, the scoring and the pearls!

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
So very pretty and elegant. I like the scored lines - very nice.

Maria said...

Wow! Absolutely perfect, Benzi! It just couldn't be any more lovely and elegant! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful and elegant card tfs!!!

Carol L said...

This is just beautiful! I love this big sentiment with that pretty tree image, and the scoring really adds a touch of elegance! NJ!

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this!!! Classy in B & W and I have always loved that set. Great card!!

~Tammy~ said...

I struggle with CAS! I can't keep it simple!!! You make it seem so easy! Sympathy cards are ones I struggle with. I never like to have them on hand I feel like I'm willing a need for it. Crazy huh! So I usually scramble around when that dreadful time comes. I really should make more.

nwilliams6 said...

One of my fav images and you did a wonderful job with it. I may have to case it! So I heard you did see snow yesterday - we even got some although it melted instantly. Warm hugz to you!

Divinity said...

simple but nice :) love that stamp! and the score lines add such a great touch -- love it! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

CAS perfection. I like how you grounded the tree with some scored lines.

Valerie said...

Wonderful CAS black and white card and perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for playing along at ATSM
Val x

Joanne (jojot) said...

simple elegance...love the touch of scoring

Davi said...

A beautiful CAS Brenda, the elegant simplicity makes it a perfect sympathy card. Have a great weekend :)

Sue said...

Benzi, this is elegant simplicity! Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at ATSM. Sue x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow! I always find sympathy cards the hardest to make but yours is an absolute stunner!

Mynnette said...

This is perfectly gorgeous! LOVE the CAS feel and I adore the layout! I'd love it if you'd come and play along with our current challenge at Inkspirational and Technique Tuesday! I would love to see what you create!!! HUGS! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFULLY Done!!~

Danielle Vincent said...

This is one of my favorite sets for Sympathy cards too but I haven't tried it in B&W yet. Will definitely do so now that I've seen how beautiful it looks. Wonderful touches of embossing and pearls. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Cazro said...

Stunning CAS fits our theme perfectly for Black and White. Thanks for sharing with us at ATS & More. Caz

Audrey Ann said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!
Hugs,
Audrey

Ellen said...

A perfectly elegant sympathy card Benz! Love the black and white and the added detail of embossing!

Sindhu said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! wow! CAS to the core..