This month the challenge is to make a card that is black and white with one other colour. Here's what I've made:
Well, you know what I'm like! I can't just do one colour - and anyway, three cards are better than one for a challenge like this!
Hopeful Thoughts was out on my desk and I thought it would make a great monochrome background. I teamed it here with Pacific Point, a fabulous electric blue. The sentiment is inked up first with versamark and then with the Pacific Point before stamping and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I cut it out with the curly label punch and mounted it onto a punched 1 3/4" circle.
Here's the one I made with Poppy Parade. I LOVE this colour with black and white!
Old Olive is another colour that teams well with black or grey.
And here's a close-up of the embossed sentiment. Can you see how raised and shiny it looks?
Supplies needed for these cards:
Stamps: Hopeful Thoughts, Afterthoughts
Ink: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, versamark
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Curly label and 1 3/4" punches, clear embossing powder
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Now before I leave you today, I would like to introduce you to the new love of my life. No, it's not George Clooney! Come and see:
These are my new curtains - aren't they utterly divine?! They're made of white linen and I love the way they catch the light. They are beautifully lined, with this fabulous bespoke heading and my family are all fed up with hearing me say "I love my gorgeous curtains" every time I come into the room! They were made for me by my very talented friend Caroline, who works incredible magic with fabric. Do check out her blog here and perhaps browse her Etsy and Folksy shops for some great gift ideas. If you're thinking of having some curtains or blinds made, I can't recommend her highly enough - her prices are reasonable and her attention to detail is second to none!
Anyway, enough of my wittering! Instead I shall wish you a wonderful weekend and retire gracefully! See you soon,