Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Black and white card challenge

Day two of Denise Bryant's challenge. I'm having so much fun! This is probably only the second square card I have ever made!

The black cardstock panel and square were already stamped from an earlier project. When I found them this morning, I decided to make an "elegant" looking card. However, the cardstock had its own ideas! It's a familiar feeling from when I used to do a lot of writing. I'd start out with a particular storyline, or idea for a character, and end up going in a totally different direction, without consciously deciding to. The squares were attached with foam pieces to make them stand out.

In order to make the baroque pattern (stamped in black & embossed) stand out, I had to lighten the card; the black is actually a very deep black, not grey as it appears. The cord and brad are silver.

Stamps are from Eureka.

Edit: I couldn't help it, I had to make it into an A2 card for my friend's shop!

Second edit: I decided this card would be great for my next workshop. One of the ladies thought it was perfect for a graduation card, and made a tassel for the black panel!


Denise Bryant said...

AWESOME card. Thanks for playing along. You did a great job.

imastampin said...

Wow, this is really beautiful. I love black embossing on black cs.

Sharon in NE said...

Very rich looking.