Monday, September 13, 2010

Black, White and Glossy

Hello! Did everybody take advantage of that amazing coupon over the weekend?? :)

Here is a quick card with "Wild at Heart". I stamp it in black onto glossy white, the glossy paper makes it hard to photograph without catching the glare, but in real life this print looks super sharp and crisp and on the ultra smooth specialty paper, which also intensifies the contrast of the black and white. put them together with some gingham and Wild Dandelion Pure Luxury, and you just have a happy happy combo!
I added a little green copic to the stems and yellow to the flower centers, can't color it much more quickly than that1 I left the petals white because white daisies and gingham are my favorite "country" look. I sponged a little yellow ink around the deckled edge die to make it pop. I haven't used these dies much yet, but I think they go very well with the feel of this set. The simple layout allows you to add a ribbon and have your greeting or another stamped image in a strategic spot that is pleasing design wise, but also doesn't hide the flowers in the background. This sweet little sentiment I found when creating the set is just perfect for someone celebrating a birthday and looking to the possibilities of the year ahead...

Hope you are having a great start to your week! :)

8 comments:

Jennie said...

Just beautiful Melanie! Love the colors and great die for the sentiment~

Ola said...

Very beautiful card.... love the black & white!

~Ola

Miesje said...

I love those colors! Great card!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous, Melanie! Love the striking color combo and the gingham ribbon! Very cool on the glossy CS!

Deebi27 said...

Love this stamp and everything thing you have done with it...the color variations are fabulous. this almost black and white card...stunning!

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, this card is stunning Melanie! I just received my Wild and Heart set and can't wait to play with it.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

What a beautiful card, love the colors, the flowers just pop.