Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Black, White and a spot of Red

     Today's card took me out of my comfort zone, big time. I love to use lots of color on my cards and the challenge was to only use Black, White and Red. I think I dreamt about it last night, LOL, because when I got up this morning I knew exactly which stamps I was going to use to make it. I love the way it turned out and I think I will be trying this again soon.

Products used:
Altenew Stamp Sets( Beautiful Day and Peony Bouquet)
Ranger Archival Ink ( Black and Grey-Watering Can)
Ranger Distress ink (Fired Brick and Aged  Mahogany)
Ranger Distress watercolor paper
Hampton Arts sentiment
Canson red cardstock
Inkadinkado masking paper
     I started by stamping out the different flowers on scrap paper to get my positioning just right. Then I started stamping the first flower by using  Black to outline, then I used the Grey over the whole flower and stamped the shadows in Black, creating my focal point in the bouquet. I then masked it and stamped the second flower and the 2 smaller flowers in Black and the shadows in Grey. Again, I masked the Flowers and stamped the leaves in Black and masked them.
I stamped the rest in Black and then removed the masks. I was very happy with the result. I put down a light layer of Pumice Stone ink and water to give it depth and stamped, Thank You in Red. I finished by matting in Red.
I will be entering this card in these challenges:
                                        Make My Monday ( Black, White and a spot of Red)
                                        Addicted to Stamps and More (Anything goes)
                                         Tuesday Throwdown Challenge ( Anything Goes)
                                         Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Crafting.
God Bless,


  1. It is very lovely and striking with that color combo! Very nice card, tfs!

  2. Wow, what a stunner, Karen, love your take on this challenge! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Awesome card and design! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM.

  5. Wow! Stunning card! And a perfect interpretation of the challenge! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday Challenges. Best of luck. Nandini, DT

  6. Beautiful flower! Love just the little pops of red throughout the card. Hope you will join us again at MMM.