Friday, July 17, 2009

Black and White Fantasy

This card was made for the Stamp Simply challenge. You can read about it here.

I started with a 5.5 card using Neenah white card stock. The Fantasy image by Penny Black was stamped with
Black Versa Fine Ink on another piece of Neenah paper. Spellbinder's largest Label One was perfect to use for cutting out and embossing the image.

Then I used JustRite's newest 1 3/16 Damask Stamp for the monogram. I sure do love this little guy as it is a perfect size for a card that has a large image stamped on it. The J is for a good friend whose birthday is coming up next week. The Dahlia die by Spellbinders was used to cut out the monogram and then I softly inked the edges before taking it out of the die for more impact.

Martha Stewart"s Lattice Punch made a perfect bottom border . I punched both ends of the paper. I felt the DP I used was too busy, so I added a small strip of the polka dot to offset the busyness

Using SU's ticket punch I punched each corner of the polka dot DP and then glued it down with my Glue Glider. I don't know if you can see the clear crystals that accents the tree, but this was a perfect finishing touch. Of course a small bow seemed be a necessity. The image and monogram are popped up with Thermo-O Web dimensionals.

Joan's Gardens
Stamp------------------------Penny Black Fantasy and JustRite Damask 1 3/16 Monogram Stamper
Paper-------------------------Neenah White Card Stock and Kaiser for the DP
Spellbinders-----------------Label One and Dahlia
Punch-------------------------Martha Stewart Lattice and SU ticket punch
Ribbon-----------------------Lion ribbon
Glue Glider


Jerri Kay said...

A very pretty card Joan!

Selma said...

Joan, this is so pretty completed in black and white. I really like how you lightly sponged around the nestability.

Darlene said...

GORGEOUS!!! It was so much fun to sit, talk and watch you make this creation!!! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

Dianna said...


When I heard black and white, I wasn't too excited, but the card you made is so elegant. Very vibrant and it seems to just jump out at you.

Love It

jcscraphappy said...

oooooh love the card, very pretty,tfs

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Beautiful card, Joan - I LOVE this in the black and white -- GREAT job!!!