Monday, April 6, 2015

It's darkest before the dawn


I searched google  to get inspiration for a black and white card and found a lovely piece, but when I began stamping it became something completely different. The sentiment says that it is always darkest before the dawn in Swedish.

I would like to join Crafty Calendar with this card, they want to see a sentiment.

Materials used:

Penny Black image and Vilda stamps sentiment stamped with black Archival ink.
Red Stickles at the first card.


I would like to enter Less Is More with this card, they want to see predominantly black and white. I can also see that I need to clean my stamp positioner, it leaves a thin line. Life is quite good when there are only small issues like that.

Thank you so much for visiting! Hope you've had a lovely Easter weekend, tomorrow it's all work again, but time to play a bit at the evening. See you soon again!

Love and hugs
Maarit


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful CAS cards Maarit, I love that touch of red on the first, lovely!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  2. Lovely card Maarit, I might have to CaSE this one.
    Lynne xxx

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  3. WoW, what a lovely card you made! Such a simple, but so beautiful :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  4. Beautiful card, a real work of art. Karen x

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  5. I took a walk through your blog and have found amazing cards. :-) I like your interpretation of permanently black. Wonderful design. Love the red dots on first card.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I think it was the first one from Sweden. :-))
    Have a nice week, Sonja

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Both are lovely but I love the pop of red on the first one - really caught my eye!

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  7. So arty and wonderful Maarit. You are so talented.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. Both cards are absolutely beautiful Maarit. I love the serene scene and that sentiment. This would make a good sympathy card. Hugs, Brenda

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  9. This is really stunning!! Love the texture of the paper and the color blocks!! Great design!

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  10. This is a lovely design Maarit, with and without the red. Both cards are beautiful!
    Chris
    x

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  11. Simply beautiful Maarit and perfect for the challenge. I actually prefer the one with the red berries but both are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  12. Two beautiful cards. I think I prefer the red berries.

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  13. Very stylish block stamped cards Maarit, you most certainly know how to create intriguing one layered cards! And the red berries really pop, so pretty! Enjoy your evening, hugs, Ira xox
    ♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥

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  14. Your creations are absolutely stunning! Gorgeous work!

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  15. Great cards Maarit, I really like the one with the pop of red!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  16. Lovely cards Maarit! I love the effect of the inking on the linen card. Stef x

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  17. Lovely design, also love the one with a bit of red!

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  18. Your card is so beautiful and I love the design xx

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  19. It's a work of art Maarit and I love it too ;) Viv xx

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  20. Beautiful card Maarit-really lovely design :)
    Nessa xxx

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  21. Wow, Maarit - this mostly mono card is stunning. Love the subtle pop of red on the branches. xx

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  22. Two fabulous cards Maarit, a brilliant background and pretty stamp.
    Pauline
    x

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  23. So Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge
    Bettyxxx

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I love to read your comments :)

Warm hugs
Maarit