Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Black and White Tulipe

I would love to say I created this for a challenge, but I did not. I feel very uncoordinated when it comes to challenges. Time slips away from me, and a challenge is over before I know it. My friend Emily is super-fantastic at challenges. She enters many, and wins many! She'll create a card, and it'll satisfy four or five challenges at once! That's talent.

My inspiration for this card is from an upload on Splitcoaststampers. It's similar, in black and white, but I changed mine to have a positive/negative effect over the background. The "designer paper" is just the Bella Toile background stamped in black. The black cardstock layer was run thru the Big Shot with a Texturz plate, using the large dot pattern.

Helpful Hint: I like the pattern choices of the Texturz plates by Stampin' Up!, but they sure aren't the same as embossing folders. Embossing folders make crisper impressions into your cardstock. Texturz plates offer lighter, more subtle impressions. By adding a slim piece of cardboard, or a spare piece of cardstock, or even a folded-once piece of computer paper, I can get a deeper impression with the plates.

This card is going to my mother, who lives in Houston. She loves anything black and white. And she is a major supporter of my card-making habit, so I like to drop her a line and let her know how much I appreciate it!

Happy Stamping,

Stamps: Bella Toile background
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, Texturz plate, rhinestone stickers, Tulipe Bigz Die, dimensionals

1 comment:

Emily Keaton said...

Aw, shucks, Colleen!! There you go again. Now you're embarrassin' me!! You're too sweet :)

I LOVE this card. The black and white is so dramatic!! And that is a very cool tulipe die. Very elegant!! What a super job :)

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