It's Not All Black and White

Monday, April 23, 2007

Black, White and Purple



This Monday's posting for Black, White &... will include purple...and just the teeniest bit of green, because I couldn't stop myself. And my rarely used background stamps got a workout, too. In fact, I even used Carte Postale. Everybody else has made beautiful cards with this set, but I've been rather befuddled by it up 'til now.

The How To:

Stamps: Carte Postale, Canvas, French Script, Paisley

Ink: black stazon, lavender lace, perfect plum, certainly celery

Paper: black, lavendar lace, white, Deja Views Wedding Paisley Vine

Other: rhinestone (from Mike's $ bin), crystal effects, dimensionals, Dashes Dots & Checks ribbon, light orchid grosgrain, distressing tool, giga scalloped square punch by Marvy

I stamped the flower from Carte Postale randomly using black stazon and colored with lavendar and celery markers. Then I stamped French Script (lavender), Canvas (celery) and the bird (lavender) all over top of each other. I layered this piece on lavender then black, and pretty heavily distressed the black. The large purple layer is stamped with Paisley in Perfect Plum on lavender. The one bird is covered with Crystal Effects and set on dimensionals. The sentiment tab was punched twice with the giga scalloped square, stamped with "Bonjour" and pressed into the Lavender Lace ink pad a few times. The solid white was a bit shocking on this otherwise dark card. I added on the double ribbons and rhinestone, and this one actually was pretty quick.

Well, that's it. I'm eagerly looking forward to the 25th. My local stamp store has 25% off almost everything on the 25th of every month. So even though it's not THAT local, it's worth the trip.

Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

Kirsten said...

This is super pretty! I love this set! :)

Shadowcatcher said...

This is beautiful. I struggled with Carte Postale when I first got it, but it's now one of my favorites to use. I love that paisley wedding paper.

catherine said...

This is really pretty! I love this set as it is, but I especially love the way you have used it and branched out with the color choices. TFS

scrapstampindiva said...

beautiful card Bethany!

Rose Ann said...

This is very beautiful!

Angie Z. said...

So pretty! I just love that stamp set and you made a fabulous card with it!
~Angie

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, this is gorgeous! You sure know how to make a beautiful card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Gorgeous card! Oh my goodness!! And could you be talking about Stamp Fanci?? LOL (if not, you have to let me know where else has 25% off on the 25th!)

beate said...

Bethany, this is gorgeous!!!!

Stampin' Project Junkie! said...

VERY nice card!! I hear ya about the CP set!! Great idea!!

jpmayo said...

This card is gorgeous!