Thursday, April 11, 2019

Card: Black and White Checks

Hello and Welcome!

Welcome to today's post.  I'm back today to share a card that was inspired by a few different challenges this week.  I was happy to pull out this black and white checkered paper because it was so fun to work with! The paper was clean and simple and served as the perfect background for today's sentiment.  

Cute little story on the selection of today's sentiment...My daughter and I recently cleaned up our garden for Spring.  We added our new hummingbird food to the feeder, which sits right next to our kitchen window.  Just yesterday, we got our first hummingbird of the season and her response "Hello Friend!"  So when I was putting together today's card, I had her cute little bird friend in mind.  

And here is today's card...

Aren't the details of the embellishments wonderful?!?  The white, flowered vines and bird die cut are part of the Well Said Cling Bundle Set.  The set was a must have for me because I loved the detail of the die cuts.  And those pearls just add the perfect touch to the end of the vines.  

And check out the envelope! Took Tuesday's post advice and inked up the front of the envelope for some added design.  

Card Details
Size:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Paper: Basic Black, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: A Big Thank You, Make a Difference
Tools: Well Said Die Cuts, Rectangle Stitched Die Cuts, Circle Punch
Accessories: Pearl embellishments

Today's card was inspired by the following challenges:

SUO Challenges -

Keep Austin Crafty!

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  1. This is such a sweet little card, I love the black gingham with the neutral embellishments....that bird is my favorite part, though! Sweet as can be! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players challenge this week!

    1. I know! The bird is just too cute :) Thanks LeAnne!

  2. What an adorable card! I love the Crumb Cake paired up with black gingham. The little bird adds the perfect pop of color. Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

  3. Thank you Ann! Yes, the color combination is one of my favorites!

  4. Love your choice of colors for your cute, little, red bird. And, I enjoyed reading about your hummingbird inspiration. Thank you for sharing with the Paper Players!

    1. Thank you Su! I love when she can be my inspiration :)

  5. Gorgeous card! I love how your bird is a little pop of red on all the black & white checks. Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

  6. This is just awesome! I love the colors and everything about this card. Great tagline for your blog too! Thank you so much for joining us at We hope that you will visit us tomorrow for our new challenge.

    1. Thank you Cindy! Looking forward to a new challenge this week!