It's Not All Black and White

Monday, May 7, 2007

Black, White & So Saffron


Hello! I'm much later today than I had planned, because I had a minor computer malfunction. I think I've got it all fixed now.
So, how was your weekend? Josh (my husband) and I and some friends tried a new restaurant called El Campesino. It's authentic Mexican, and based on the website, it must just be a local thing. It was pretty good and some of us even got free t-shirts (WooHoo, huh? But I love free stuff). I guess because it was Cinco de Mayo.
For today's "Black, White & ..." combo, I added So Saffron. I think it's a really classy look. I stamped the Stampendous flower with black detail ep and colored with three shades of prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The gamsol seemed to break down the embossing as well though, so I had to be careful. I probably won't combine the two in the future. All the stamping is done in black ep and I added a few rhinestones to the flower, swirls, and sentiment.
The goods:
Stamps: stampendous flower, hero arts sentiment, rhonna farrrer swirls
Ink: versamark
Paper: whisper white, basic black, petals and paisleys
Other: detail black embossing powder, rhinestones, dashes dots and checks ribbon, dimensionals

16 comments:

Peggy S said...

Gorgeous card!!! Next time maybe you could try the black glaze pen after the prismacolor/gamsol for the same effect?? Thanks for the tip about the embossing powder and gamsol !!

Allison said...

I love everything about this card Bethany seriously. If I could come through this cable modem, I would steal all your stash!

Amy said...

Hi Bethany! This card is so fresh and fun! I love it! Hope you had a margarita at dinner the other night!

Amy

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

This card is beautiful, I love the so saffron with the black & white! It's a stunning combo! Love the swirls and bling too!

Shannon Erskine said...

this card is beautiful. I learned the hard way about the gamsol and embossing powder not meshing well together on a card too!

dini said...

Love it too! Great layout and colors.

Dina
dini from SCS
http://mamadinis.blogspot.com

Leslie Miller said...

This is exceptionally pretty! You're right, the Saffron is very striking with black and white. Interesting about the Gamsol disolving the EP. You do wonderful and inspiring work!

Janette said...

How lovely card! So sophiscated!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...this is sooo pretty! I love how you colored the flower, and I love the swirls & bling!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Very elegant! I LOVE the So Saffron with the black and white!

Yvette said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous, Bethany! I love the saffron and black and the layout is fantastic!

Jill said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! Love it!

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! Bethany I *just* found your blog and had no idea you had one! YEAH! You are so talented I love your stuff. Now I can check in on a personal level! Love your card. GORGEOUS! Thanks

Angie Z. said...

Wowzers! I LOVE this card!
~Angie

beate said...

I am loving this card! I so need that stamp.

Joanne B. said...

this is SO so pretty. Love it.