Saturday, January 31, 2009

Embrace Life in black and white

A demonstrator group that I'm apart of SUDSOL offers lots of challenges to keep your creative mojo going. I decided this week to take part for the first time in the Design Challenge which was to use only black and white and you could use a touch of color. This also fell right in line with a swap I'm in at CardSwappingForFun that is called POP of Color, it's a black/white card with a POP of color somewhere on the card, so these two worked together perfectly, nothing better than killing two birds with one rock (by the way I hate that saying, don't know why I used it???)

As a side note I was sure this challenge would be easy to do as I love very clean simple cards, but using only the black and white was much harder than I anticipated! The front is stamped in Craft White ink using the Embrace Life stampset and grosgrain ribbon is added for a beautiful touch of color. On the inside the same stampset is used but stamped on Whisper White with Basic Black ink, I used the three flower punch to add a couple of little red flowers. I was happy with the end result even though it was harder than I thought, I hope you enjoy it to.

Card Stuff:

  • Base Card - 4" X 4" in black

  • Layers - White 3-7/8" x 3-7/8", stamped black layer - 3-3/4", inside layer Whisper White 3-7/8" X 3-7/8"

  • Flowers - Real Red

  • Stamp - Embrace Life

  • Ink - Craft White, Basic Black

  • Accessories - 5/8" grosgrain, punch, heat gun

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Carol Matthews said...

This is really lovely! I like the special inside design too!