Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Black & White
I recently bought the stamp set Fabulous Florets and after mounting them I decided to have a play. This stem and flower have a certain elegance about them and what is more elegant than black & white? I appreciate using only black and white is not to everyone's taste but I love it so here is my 'monochrome' card for today. I stamped the stem with Staz-on then cut out the image using a die from the Ovals Framelits Collection and matted this onto a larger Basic Black oval. The two flowers were fussy cut and I glued one directly onto the image and the other was fixed with dimensionals to give the card a bit of depth. Then it was simply a matter of matting this onto a card blank and stamping the sentiment. I chose to make a sympathy card but, if you're like me and love b&w, you could use this for any occasion.
When I was typing 'stamping the sentiment' it brought back memories of a distant past which I thought I would share with you. (Please feel free to leave at this point and come back tomorrow!). My sister and I have dabbled in crafty things for many years and we had both tried stamping, and failed miserably many times, so always resorted to peel-off's (remember those?) for sentiments. When we discovered SU about 5 years ago - and a demonstrator who lived about 5 miles away - we signed up for classes. I remember the first thing she said to us was that she would have us stamping directly onto our cards by the second class and we thought she was bonkers. But no she was right, we were hooked and stamping to our hearts content. Why? Simply because of the far superior quality of SU's stamps than any we had previously tried. If you haven't tried the stamps I urge you to do so and, if you're anything like us, you won't look back.
Thank you for stopping by and do pop back tomorrow when I will have another b&w card to show you x