I started with a Basic Black card base and added a Whisper White mat. I added a strip of Everyday Chic Designer Series paper and a length of Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon. I'm overjoyed to have some Basic Black ribbon!! I want to use it all the time and we've had a drought for a while. This first part came together quickly and I liked it....but then I was stymied.
I stamped a sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black from the "Flower Patch" stamp set on the bottom of the card. I almost stopped there. It was perfectly clean and simple--but it didn't fulfill all the elements of the sketch. So I stamped a solid Real Red flower from the "Flower Patch" photopolymer stamp set and a Tuxedo Black center. I also stamped the center element in Real Red. I cut the flower and center with the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits set. I attached the center with one Stampin' Dimensional and adhered the flower to the card with three more Stampin' Dimensionals.
Finally, I added a few Basic Rhinestones to give the card a little bling. I think all that thinking really paid off in the end. I'm pleased with the final project!