Monday, May 18, 2009

Black & White & One Bold Bright

What a fun (and challenging!) Clean & Simple challenge on SCS this week - Black & White & One Bold Bright! I found it challenging because there were so many possibilities. I wasn't sure where to start - with color choice or stamp set? I had several ideas and finally went with Real Red and the Cute & Curly stamp set.

This is one of my all-time favorite color combinations, and these were actually the colors of my wedding (almost 11 years ago!). I also decided to use my Top Note die to create the card base. I simply folded my Real Red card in half and placed the fold just under the perforated line at one end of the die. I then cut another Top Note out of Whisper White cs and trimmed along the perforated line. I felt like it needed just a bit of texture, so I ran the Whisper White cs through the Big Shot one more time, using one of the Stampin' Up! Background I Texturz Plates. The picture doesn't really pick up the depth of the texture, so trust me, it is really sweet. :) I finished the card off by using the Curly Label punch and the Trio Flower punch, and added some Real Red grosgrain ribbon with just a touch of gingham. This may be one of my favorite CAS cards to date!

Stamps: Cute & Curly
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Top Note die, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Background I Texturz Plates, Curly Label punch, Trio Flower punch, Vintage Brads, Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, black and white gingham ribbon


Anonymous said...

So pretty! I love the Curly Label punch. It compliments the Top Note die perfectly. I love the colors you chose!

LeAnne said...

Love this---so clever!

Stamp and Smile said...

SO PRETTY! ... I'm a Top Note lover and you sure nailed this challenge... works so well with the Curly Label punch!!! Such “DIVINE EYE CANDY” you've been designing!!

Sorry I've been MIA lately... hope you are enjoying your spring so far and soon SUMMER will be here!! Chat again soon... Michelle :)