It's Jan. 25th, and time for PapertreyInk's Blog Hop!
The challenge? Black!
Beautiful, striking, eye catching with the ability to focus attention on it's subject, Black!
For sure, a mammoth of a challenge to start the year!
Wonderful to have time to edit all mistakes, cuz black ain't forgivin'!
Did a birthday card with the new stamp and die set, 'Hands of Time'.
During it's release, Nichole did a pale version of this layout, which I loved!
Took on the dark side with copper and aqua embossing.
Background Basics: Farm and Barn copper embossed on Smokey Shadow cardstock.
A sweet heart, similar to Michele Phillips example, stamp embossed 'With All my heart'.
More from 'With All My Heart'. This time white stamped background from 'Background Basics: Medallions. Pink heart border die cut, with some pink rhinestones. The reverse with smokey shadow ink on white cardstock using the medallions stamp. All PTI papers.
Clear embossed 'Beautiful Butterflies' on the black background for the next card.
Rosy Posy stamp and die set, in various PTI inks on the Tag Sale die.
PTI pattern pack Simply Chartreuse in back.
Sentiment is from Fabulous Frames.
Lastly, and honestly what took the longest, was a card for my valentine,
also from the 'With All My Heart' set.
Black background stamped with 'Backgound Basics: Super Stripes'.
Note to all: Must wait 'till background dries thoroughly before applying embossing powder!
The stitching is stamped from 'Sew Simple Borders'. Hawaiian Shores cardstock base.
Hop on over to Nichole Heady's blog to see more!