Friday, October 06, 2006

TLC 84 - Black and White

Okay, so I slacked on my blog, but in my defence, I did do some good retail therapy at Recollections yesterday. My kids and I have caught a cold and sore throat, so we have been totally relaxing.

But, today is Friday, and it is my goal to complete all of the weeks challenges today. We shall see how it goes. I am in a stamping mood.

The first card I created today uses only black and white. It was the technique lovers challenge (TLC) on splitcoaststampers from Monday. The background was created by using the alcohol inks blending solution with black staz on ink refill. I chose the staz on, because the classic black SU one tends to have a more purple color when diluted at all. I wanted it to stay true black and white. I stuck that background on a layer of white, using black brads (in the corners, hard to see) and then stuck the white layer on the black cardfront. The tag uses all sorts of fun toys. First I used my Lasting Impressions frame template to dry emboss the black paper. Then I used my white gelly roll pen (because a card would not be an Amanda card without it) to outline the dry embossing to make it pop more. Then I layered the tag on a white paper tag. I used Doodlebug design inc. Sew Easy Expressions rub on stitches around the edge. I have just been waiting for the perfect chance to use those. Finally, I embossed the spider in black, but him out and layered him on top of the tag. Then I added the google eyes with Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents (similar to SU's Crystal Effects -- I was all out and needed some, so I picked this up). Then comes the only part of the card that is not exclusively black and white. I stapled the ribbon (with silver staples - *shock*) and then adhered the tag to the card. My final touch was to write "Boo" at the bottom using my gelly roll pen. Too cool cause I actually don't hate my handwriting so much on this card!!!


Lisa said...

Extremely adorable Amanda. I love all your little touches.

Anonymous said...

very pretty! i love black and white cards :)

texasjodylynn said...

SUPER CUTE Manda! I like it!