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Monday, March 28, 2011

Stampin' Celebration Challenge #45

I decided to participate again, in this week's Stampin' Celebration Challenge :-). I rarely do black and white cards, actually, I rarely use black at all. I'm not really sure why I don't use black all that much because it really adds elegance to everything. From the challenge photo, I chose as my main focus, the cake with the black and white flowers and the black line around the cake. The flowers on the cake have black stamens and black centers. To give the illusion of the stamens, I stamped only the bottom part of medium flower petal in the Build a Blossom set. I punched out the petal shape with the corresponding Blossom Petals punch. Since the colors in the overall challenge photo uses neutral colors, I inked the edges of my flower petals with Crumb Cake. 
I used swirls behind my flower because there are swirls on the candy and on the tablecloth in the challenge photo. For the inside of the card, I stuck with the clean lines from the cake. I punched the corners and added a 1/4" strip of black. Later, I can add some elements to the left of the black line and add a sentiment or a hand written note to the right of the black line.

I'm glad that I participated in this challenge because it gave me a chance to use a color that I hardly ever use. Maybe I will start using black more often :-D. I hope everyone's week is off to a wonderful start and that the rest of your week is blessed! See you tomorrow!


Paper: Whisper White-100730, Basic Black-121045
Classic Stampin' Ink: Crumb Cake-121030
Stampin' Write Marker: Basic Black-100082
Stamps: Build a Blossom-121994, Teeny Tiny Wishes-115370
Punches: Blossom Petals-121808, 3/4" Circle-119873
Dies: Swirls Scribbles-113441
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots-117335


The Paper Stamper said...

Barb, this is stunning - great work!

Atty said...

Very nice card. And crumb cake ink how cool. Can ya bake with it? J/K

Hands On said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the softness of the crumb cake on the edges of the flower petals. So pretty. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stampin' celebration.

Rochelle said...

This is stunning! So crisp and elegant! Thanks for playing with us at the Stampin' Celbration this week again!!

Allison said...

So pretty! I love your flower--the sponged edges and the black in the center. Thanks so much for playing along again this week at Stampin' Celebration!

Candace Lawlor said...

This is amazing. Love the sponged flower petals. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stampin' Celebration!

Cori said...

This card is fabulous! I love the white/crumb cake combo with the sponging and sentiment. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

Anonymous said...

How very pretty! Very nice. TFS!

Amanda Mertz said...

For not using black very often you did a wonderful job with it. This is a very elegant card and your flower is just perfect with the Crumb Cake edges! TFS!

Kim said...

I just love this card. Definitely a WOW card.

Thanks for sharing,

Lois said...

This is beautiful! I love it! TFS