it’s friends with flair friday…


It is FRIDAY and that means it is also Unity’s Friends with Flair… woo hoo!!!  If you are on the hunt, good luck.  If you just stopped by and are wondering what the heck FWF Friday is… well check out Unity Stamp Company’s BLOG for the deets and to visit everyone’s blogs.


Ok, I know.  I know I have a problem and I just can’t seem to get over it right now.  I just want to emboss EVERYTHING.  I’m addicted to embossing.  Please don’t judge me for it.

This flower stamp is from my newly delivered Unity October Kit of the Month.  It was just begging to be made into this card.  This is going to go into my sympathy card stash.  I debated a long time about adding a sentiment (thinking of you, in my thoughts, with sympathy), but I just like the simple statement of the blank front and will add fitting message to the inside.

I stamped the flowers with Versamark and then embossed with black fine detail embossing powder.  Anyone else ALWAYS forget to swipe with a dryer sheet or embossing buddy????  I did and always do.  Frustrating since the fine detail powder is so sticky.  Arg.  But I cleaned it up the best I could before heating.  Then I highlighted areas with a white gel pen.  Gives it a little something.  This is the first time I tried the ribbon folding technique.  It was not so easy and there has to be a better way than mine.  Maybe with some more practice I’ll get the hang of it.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Cardstock: DCWV

Stamps: October KOTM (Unity Stamp Company)

Ink: Versamark, white gel pen (Sakura Gelly Roll)

Other: Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), ribbon (Offray), pearls (Target Dollar Spot)


I absolutely love and appreciate all comments.  Thanks for the love!


  1. Stephanie Zito

    OMG! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Stunning work!

  2. Savannah O'Gwynn

    Simple–yet BEAUTIFUL! Love it!

  3. Tara

    Gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Mary

    Gorgeous card!!!


  5. Dani C.

    What a sweet card! So lovely!!

  6. Suz

    such a pretty card thanks for the inspiration love the ribbon

  7. Diane Jaquay

    Very beautiful, so elegant!

  8. Karen J

    Beautiful card…love the ribbon treatment!

  9. Martha Pineda

    so pretty!

  10. cjs

    Stunning card – LOVE the black/white/gray!!! (and, yes, I forget to swipe ALL the time…arrggh!)

  11. jamie

    love the black and white!

  12. Jenny Johns

    Wow! Stunning and gorgeous card! Thanks for all the details…and that gel pen gave the perfect highlights!

  13. Lori

    Absolutely gorgeous card! So elegant! Love the way the white gel pen added just the the right touch!

  14. Linda Littlepage

    that llooking very cool I love you done flowers and butterfly looking like fly for real.

  15. Donna

    Lisa..This card is just stunning!! You did an amazing job with the embossing and I tell you what, I know how sticky that black stuff gets!!! This card is beautiful and elegant! You did an amazing job!! Xx

  16. Rachel B

    Wow Lisa, this card really makes a statement even without the sentiment! It is amazing! I love the black and white look. Definitely going to have to put this in my try pile!

  17. Jessica D.

    This is GORGEOUS! LOVe the black on kraft-stunning. Would you mind telling me how you did the gathering on the ribbon? I’m a little ribbon challenged, LOL!

    1. dahlhousedesigns

      Sure… I laid down a strip of tape adhesive and then created little loops (about the size around a pencil or a little smaller) and kept going laying the loops to the left. I placed a huge book on top to get it to stick as much as possible. After I took the book off, wherever I felt like it needed a little more glue I dabbed some liquid glue under and between the loops. I used Quick-Dry Adhesive by Scotch (kinda like tacky craft glue)… LOVE THIS STUFF! Then I put the book back on for about 10-15 more minutes.

  18. Ashley Nguyen Newell

    This is stunning! I really love it!

  19. Charlene

    I love the black and white take on it. Very nice! 🙂

  20. Kelly Landers

    Very impressive card!! I love your embossing and the touch of white gel pen is perfect!

  21. michele

    WOW.. i have to CASE this card its just too beautiful!

  22. Rona

    Beautiful card Love your blog.

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