Hi again! If you haven't seen the latest ColourQ challenge, be sure to scroll down for this week's colors and my card!
Tonight I want to share my submission for the latest CASE Study challenge. It's based on another wonderful card by Barbara Anders which is a perfect combination of kraft, black, and soft white. That got me thinking about the color splash challenge at the Play Date Cafe, so I decided to combine the two.
I needed to make a card for a friend's December wedding, and I think these colors are the perfect fit. I chose to use Barbara's card design and use heat embossing in place of the dry embossed snowflakes on her card. I also added scored lines around the sentiment similar to Barbara's.
Instead of snowflakes, I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets, WPlus9's Mehndi Medallions. I know I've said it before, but Dawn's stamps are some of the very best I have ever used. They are incredibly detailed, easy to use, and give a crisp, clear image every time, even for a sometimes lazy and rushed stamper like myself! I'm not affiliated with WPlus9 in any way, but when I find something I really love, I think you should know about it too!
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (True Black, white)
Stamps: WPlus9 (Mehndi Medallions)
Ink: Clearsnap (Black, Chianti)
Tools: Martha Stewart (scoring board), EK Success (corner rounder)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (ribbon), Queen & Co. (pearls), Stampendous (clear embossing powder)
Here's how I did it:
1. Create a card base from black cardstock. Round the bottom corners.
2. Cut a slightly smaller block of white cardstock and round the bottom corners. Stamp and heat emboss border and medallion images.
3. Stamp and heat emboss sentiment near the bottom of the white panel. Add two scored lines around the sentiment.
4. Adhere burgundy ribbon and bow around white panel, just above the stamped border. Adhere the whole panel to the card base.
5. Embellish with burgundy pearls.
I also finished the inside of the card, which makes it eligible for the Caardvarks inside and out challenge.
It's hard to see, but there are two scored lines on the inside of the card, too. They add a nice, subtle detail.
Thanks once again for stopping by, friends! I've been getting behind on making comments lately since my computer died, but hopefully I'll be getting a new monitor soon so I don't have to share my hubby's laptop. I hope to catch up with you soon!