Friday, March 15, 2013

"Black & White Only" Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are eight of us highlighting the Black and White Only" technique.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 

If you are coming from Judy'sBlog, you are on the right track!  

Here's my project.  First, let me explain that beyond being a procrastinator (working on the project at 11pm the night before), this card is not what I had planned.  NOTE:  A hairdryer does NOT work in a pinch for a heat gun that was inadvertently left at my card class on Tuesday.  Here is what SHOULD be a silver embossed rose.  :(
So plan B was to use my almost dead White Daisy ink pad.  The idea shows through even if the white looks a little blue on the black cardstock.  The paper I chose is my new favorite, "For Always".  This one will be a mainstay in my paper stock pile as it is so versitile.  
I think the pearls and ribbon add some sophistication to the simple design.  Even with the color palette limited to two basic colors, I was able to provide visual interest with the different textures (visual texture of the paper, the ribbon, and pearls - as well as what was suppose to be an embossed rose).  It did make me think, however, because a bright pink, red, or teal would look gorgeous with this paper as well.
Supply List:  
Black Cardstock
Pearls (from stash)
White ribbon (from stash) 

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Melinda's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

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  1. That's a pretty card and using a nearly dead white ink pad just makes it look like you're making a trendy chalkboard card, which is all the rage right now. :-) Way to improvise - and I hope you get your heat tool back, soon!

    - - Stephanie C.

  2. LOL I can just imagine trying to emboss with a blow dryer!!! Well, the card you ended up doing is pretty, so it all worked out in the end.

  3. I love the "love, love, love!"