It's Not All Black and White

Monday, May 21, 2007

Black, White &...Red, of course


Choosing the color for today's "Black, White &..." feature was a no brainer, seeing as how my new Papertrey Ink set arrived Friday. It's called Little Lady and is just so darn easy to work with. Nichole Heady is a stamp designing genius, making every element it's own stamp. This works especially well since they are acrylic stamps. You can see right through them and place all the elements together with easy, perfect alignment. Sorry for the ramble, but they're such a joy to work with.

I started by stamping the ladybug (black parts, then red body) and her trail. I re-stamped the trail on the main body of the card so the two would fit together to make one trail. Then I started filling in with red flowers. I put both sizes of flowers on one acrylic block and the stamping went twice as fast. I filled in with some tiny black and red flowers and added the starburst center (from Butterfly Kisses) in black. The starburst center idea came from Debbie Olson in the Papertrey online gallery, I believe. I made a terrible smudge right above the ladybug's head with an inky finger, therefore the dotted ribbon.

What I Used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Little Lady and Butterfly Kisses
Ink: Versamagic Red magic and midnight black
Paper: Papertrey white, SU basic black and real red
Other: hole punch, dashes dots and checks ribbon

19 comments:

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty! I love those background flowers, and the way the ladybug trail is on the bottom layer as well as the top.

Adelina said...

That's beautiful! I love the color combo.

Kacey (Starved4Creativity) said...

WOW! Great card. Everything looks so crisp and vibrant. Very professional looking. Love your bog too, because I like that you explain what you use and how you used it. Thanks for sharing your work! -Kacey

Amy said...

oh, this is so pretty Bethany! Wow, love it, love it. I too got my stamps on Friday, and I too made smudges on my white paper. Grrrr. I'm not good with white paper! Rarely can I get it made without a smudge or two. You did a teriffic job on this one!

Amy

Debbie Olson said...

Bethany, this is absolutely fabulous! You need to enter it in Nochole's contest! :-D

Anonymous said...

I love this card! Creative use of the trail - very eye catching. Heather

Kathy said...

This one is so cute! I never would have guessed the ribbon was an afterthought--it's perfect on this card.

chelemom said...

This is gorgeous! I just got this set and really need to go play!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh I just LOVE it! The polka dot ribbon is just perfect. . .hiding a smudge or not! :)

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Bethany this is a great card, so bright and crisp! I too have been playing with my new set, I totally agree with you about Papertrey ink stamps. Love them all! I love how you did the trail too!

christina (cmf1216) said...

Wow ~ love this card, and I really like what you did with the trail! Your cards are always so vibrant and fun, and you explain everything so well! Your blog is becoming a daily dose of inspiration! :)

beate said...

Bethany, this is sooo pretty!

foodpartyfun said...

I absolutely love this card! You are a great stamping inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

Pat

Ana said...

that card totally rocks!! it is gorgeous!!!

Angie Z. said...

So fabulous! Love it!
~Angie

Leslie Miller said...

Simply adorable! This is the cutest ladybug and big, too! Love the whole design with the flowers, ribbon, everything!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh NO! Dont make me buy this set. Please!
Love your blog and all your stuff is just amazing!

Joan said...

Great job on this one too. In fact, this is amazing! One of the nicest I've seen with this set.

Laurie (Lauraly) said...

Wow! What a striking card! I love the details in the flowers...and of course that lady bug is gorgeous! Great card!