One Layer Happy Anniversary - Back on Black!

by Joanne James12. February 2014 09:56

So I didn't quite manage to squeeze in another 'make' for you yesterday, but I'm here bright and breezy (or should that be windswept, given the gales we've had here for the last day or so!) this morning with today's card. Given my recent dalliances with the colour black, I thought I would try something different using black cardstock and one of my most favourite stamps - yes, the Flowerfull Heart (still available to order until Friday if you'd like one - click on the link to my online shop below!) Here is my card:

Now, I know you might be thinking "Anniversary card - on black??!" but hear me out! I wanted to use this stamp again with some heat embossing; I toyed with gold (well, it worked pretty well on this card I think) but eventually decided to use Pool Party embossing powder. My colour combination was inspired by one of the DSP patterns in the Sweet Sorbet pack that is available as one of the free Sale-A-Bration gifts currently when you spend £45 or more - the little blue Pool Party flowers with black centres. I would not necessarily have thought about using these colours together had it not been for this paper. A simple sentiment from the 'Express Yourself' hostess set (such a versatile set of greetings in a very usable font, it can be yours when you host a Stampin' Up! party - contact me to book yours) finishes this simple card.

So what do you think - a colour combination that works or one to be avoided, especially on a romantic card? I'd love to know what you think. I'm also linking this card up with the 'One Layer Card - Anything Goes' challenge over at Less is More this week (currently the only card using black for it's 'white space' - should I be worried?!) and CAS(E) This Sketch as my card uses their sketch again:

Funny how you can use the same two starting points, yet end up with two cards that couldn't be more different. Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Table built using Stampin' Up! Product Table Builder from The Crafty Owl.

 

Comments (10) -

marianne
marianneBelgium
2/13/2014 12:45:02 PM #

tha's a beautiful card

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Joanne James
Joanne James
2/13/2014 9:14:21 PM #

Thanks Marianne - so glad you like it.

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Squirrel
SquirrelUnited Kingdom
2/13/2014 4:34:16 PM #

I LOVE the colour scheme. It looks like ice blue to me and it looks so dramatic against the black - gorgeous.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
2/13/2014 9:20:22 PM #

Thanks Squirrel - the contrast of the embossed blue on the black does look really striking in real life.

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Chrissie
ChrissieUnited Kingdom
2/13/2014 8:42:37 PM #

What totally immaculate stamping!
This is sensational!
Thank you again!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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Joanne James
Joanne James
2/13/2014 9:20:54 PM #

Thank you so much Chrissie - that's so kind of you to say!

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Chrissy L
Chrissy LUnited States
2/14/2014 8:46:22 PM #

Love this!  Perfect CAS!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
2/15/2014 1:13:56 PM #

Thanks Chrissy!

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Leigh Penner
Leigh PennerCanada
2/14/2014 9:05:51 PM #

Oh, this is so lovely! Great take on the sketch!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
2/15/2014 1:14:30 PM #

Thanks Leigh - this is a great sketch for CAS-style cards.

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