Thursday, September 16

Antique Brads


Hmmmm...I have been a bit melancholy lately with unsettling ideas rolling around in my head. They are mostly to do with politics and the economy, and I won't get into my beliefs here, but because of that I needed to go to my stamp room and play. So, I did the challenge at Just Add Ink for a sympathy card. Here is a card I came up with after I opened my NEW box of Antique Brads and some beautiful Designer Paper! I have to say these new brads are just so beautiful. I even used them in a box I made this week for a bride this weekend. Just gorgeous "really"!!!!! I am not a big user of DSP but I loved using this piece inside my card.~Enjoy your day!

17 comments:

Ace said...

I'm crazy about those brads. I am always on the hunt for antiquey(?) looking buttons for cards/flower centers, etc. Those are really, really pretty and I love how you placed in on a bow. Classy.

On another note... I hope your spirits are soon lifted. It's no fun having a case of 'down in the dumps.'

Sending virtual hugs your way!

Leonie said...

Another gorgeous creation, and yes, those brads are divine! I just got some myself, but they are way too pretty to use!lol!

Purple Berries said...

Donna I love you care it's very elegant, and those brads are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Karen

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my .... a very very lovely card ... the boldness of the black and white is striking, yet the simplicty of the focal image creates a simple touch of softness. Love it!!!

Leigh said...

Really elegant card Donna. I like those brads too.

Shelia said...

Another example of your beautiful work. I love the ideal of using the sheet of DSP on both sides of the inside. Thanks for that freebie tip of the day.*wink* Hope you are feeling a little brighter.

Amanda said...

So very stunning! Love every inch of your card. xx Thanks for playing!

Jen said...

I love those brads too! This is a very eye-catching dramatic card. So simple and elegant.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely stunning! Love those new brads ... just popped them on my wish list. Hugs andrea xxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Sorry ... meant to add ... I hope your stamping was therapeutic ... and you are feeling a little brighter! Big hugs xxaxx

Christine said...

this is absolutely gorgeous. i have never thought of using the DP on the inside of the card as you have. great idea. makes this card look very elegant.

Danielle Daws said...

Oh, this is so, so elegant! I love that bow. I totally get the melancholy thing - hope you're feeling better!

Paula said...

Simply stunning! Love the DSP on the inside. Thanks for sharing that great tip :-)

KimB said...

Beautiful card Donna! Very elegant. I really like how you used the frame on the front and the brad was a great finishing touch. Thanks for you comment too :)

Kim

Katie said...

Such elegance - I love all of it!

Jodene said...

This is simply beautiful Donna!

Patrice said...

Lovely card, very elegant.