Monday, August 11, 2008

Bold In Black

This card was for an Inklings mini catty swap, and the returns are starting to show up in people's letterboxes so I can finally share this with you. I really loved how it turned out so I even made some extras (to be technically correct this is an extra, and it has the addition of a little pumpkin rhinestone brad). After working with so many soft and pretty colours before this I felt the need to break out a bold colour combination and use a lot of black for dramatic effect. The large flower was stamped on watercolour paper using VersaMark ink and embossed with black embossing powder. I then drew inside each section with a marker, even going over it a few times to get it really dark, then blended in with the aquapainter.

All supplies by Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie, watercolour paper
Stamp Sets: One Of A Kind, It's Beautiful standard wheel

Inks: VersaMark, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie marker, Purely Pomegranate "marker" (refill + blender pen), Orchid Opulence marker, aquapainter, Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon, Dimensionals, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Boho Blossoms punch, black embossing powder, 3/16" corner rounder, Fire circle rhinestone brads.

8 comments:

Nicole Stalker said...

I really like this card Carol. I've only used this set with soft colours so far but will have to pull some brighter colours out too and see what I can create. TFS Nikki

Alexandra said...

I love the colors you used and that purple ribbon is breathtaking!

Ally said...

I love the colours Carol.. this card is simply stunning!
Ally
xx

Catherine said...

Carol,this is so pretty, i love your color combination on this card =)

cdaly said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Sharon said...

Just stunning! So beautiful. Fantastic colour combination.

Marion said...

I love these colors, so beautiful!

Savitri said...

Wow, this is stunning! Great card!!!