Monday, September 24, 2007

It's All Black and White

...with a pop of red.
And this is not a great picture, but had to do. I made this card for
Sara's Sketch #21. I can't believe there are only 5 more left. I wish I knew how to make a sketch. The sketches Sara has provided really have given me motivation. Sketches give me a platform and that's where I love to start. Thanks, Sara!
This card measures 3x6- this is the size I used for most of my Christmas cards last year and I loved them. So, when I saw this sketch from Sara, I knew that's what size this card would be!

Details, details- Card base is Paper Trey's Stamper's Select White. I used my "So Swirly" jumbo wheel over the entire outside of the card. I rolled it in Palette Noir black ink. DP strip is from "Imaginisce"- Black Tie Optional (this double sided paper has the flowers in an opposite black and white pattern on the back- awesome DP!) Rose image is from Rubber Stamping Fun and is from an unreleased set. I received this as part of the Review Team. I have used it in previous posts- here, here and here. And I've used the sayings many many times! The only thing I would have changed about their stamps is to trim the rubber a little more closely. I have had a little trouble with the image giving a "shadow". I stamped the flower onto Basic Black with Kraft White ink and punched it out and mounted it onto a scalloped circle punch from SU Whisper White CS. I used my SU black marker to make dots along the scallops. Red ribbon is recycled from something (?) and the buttons (Keepsake Essentials)were a sweet gift from my sweet friend Chrystal.
Alrighty then... I am off to put in my 3 mile walk and then I plan on stamping up a storm! So....I'll be back!
I DO feel like stampin'!


cskidspraise said...

Very nice. I like how you used the little buttons. Hope your day is good.

Maria said...

What a great card! I love the black and white with a touch of red! Awesome! It inspires me to use that color combo.

Have fun walking. It reminds me that I need to do some walking myself.


Rose Ann said...

What a striking card with the black and white! Love the buttons as well! Beautiful

Cindy Vernon said...

Wow great cards. Thanks so much for visiting my site! I have now offically added you to my blog roll.

Jules said...

Wow, great cards. The black & white card is great.

Sara said...

Beautiful, black & white are so elegant and the red just adds the perfect touch!
Thanks for sharing with me!