Tuesday, August 20, 2013

mot juste: noun

the exactly right word or phrasing

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You know, there is nothing like self-imposing a challenge on top of another challenge. I am really enjoying trying out different card styles, but will admit that classy and elegant is one of the harder styles for me to achieve, so on top of that I decided to make a classy and elegant Halloween card...seems a little bit like an oxymoron doesn't it? lol 

 So I pulled out some delicate black lace and pearls to go along with the floral printed vellum and a framed sentiment, then hand stitched around the vellum to hold it in place.

Cricut - Happy Hauntings, p. 47
Bugbites - Magic Spells stamp set
everything else came from old stash

15 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the sentiment!
awesome

Jean said...

So elegant!

Pam said...

Beautiful, love the sentiment!
Pam
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Nana said...

Beautiful.
Have a creative day.
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MaryH said...

Definitely a classy, elegant Halloween card. I like it a lot! Still celebrates the holiday, but in such a regal way. Those pearls on the black lace were a perfect finished touch. TFS

Katie said...

This is an adorable sentiment! I love it!

Mynnette said...

LOVE that super fun sentiment! And the lace/pearl trim is diving, Sandee! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions--it's always a pleasure to see you there! :) Mynn xx

Mynnette said...

I think I said, "Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)" but I MEANT House of Cards! SO sorry, Sandee! ;)

MIA said...

What a beautiful card! I love the non-traditional colors for halloween.
Thanks for joining us at HOC challenge,
Mia

Carole Z said...

Very classy Halloween card! Love the verse :) Carole Z X

Donna Nuce said...

Love the black and white elegance of this card. The pearls and lace really were the crowning glory to it. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

John Lockwood said...

simply elegant! Thanx for joining us at House of Cards, good luck! John x

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Sandee, I love that fun sentiment! Thanks for joining us at HOC this week!
Tammy x

Ruth M said...

That's definitely the most elegant Halloween card I've ever seen! What beautiful vellum and I love the black lace with the pearls! Great job Sandee! Thanks so much for playing along with us at HOC, please come back soon! Ruth x

Vannessa said...

I think you've pulled off a Classic and Elegant Hallowe'en card perfectly. Love the black lace and pearls - very gothic-y! Thanks for joining in the challenge at House of Cards this week!

Hugs, Vannessa
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