Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's all in black and white!

Hi all! It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge and this one is all in black and white... literally! That's today's DT challenge, to create in black and white. All you need to do is reach for your Impression Obsession stamps when you do! Want to read up on the challenge? Just click HERE!


On to my creation! Since I wanted to create something with a bit of "pow" -- I thought it would be fun to combine patterns and reach for some of Impression Obsession's Cover-A-Card backgrounds!




My card is a 5-1/2" square and each of the smaller squares are 2-1/2" square. I stamped first and used these Cover-A-Card backgrounds: Tapestry, Music, Lg. Paisley, and Roses and then trimmed to size. Mat it onto some black cardstock and... almost done! I added some sheer black ribbon, a fun sparkly brad and.... up next... the sentiment! I used the sentiment called Live Every Moment, stamped it in black and then, thanks to my Spellbinders Grand Calibur, I cut out the shapes to mat my sentiment on. I used Petite Ovals Lg. and then matted, embossed and sanded my white core black paper that I had cut out with Labels Eighteen. Just that simple!


Want to see what the other IO gals whipped up in black and white? Just hop on over and see...

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Julie Koerber... that's me!
Kathy Menzies
Laura Fulcher

Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you back here soon!

12 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Julie, this is absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous! Such an amazing creation.

Tanya said...

Beautiful! so elegant!

Auntie Em said...

Wow! So elegant!Love the pattern with the simplicity of the design.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Daniela said...

Wow this is awesome and so unique!!!

Katarina said...

LOVE the idea of using different BG swatches, very pretty card.

Heather T said...

I love the mix of black and white patterns. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen W said...

This is fantastic, I love it!! I think I have some pads of black and white or cream papers and this is just a perfect idea for them. Thanks!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the papers and layout!

denise g. said...

Ok, fetch the sketch book! This is an AWESOME card design!! Great idea to use the different backgrounds, then pull it all together with a fabulous saying. And so classy in black & white. Even I could use this one and make something worthy of your scrutiny. I may have to start contemplating my next batch of birthday cards with this in mind. Thanks, Julie! Happy Weekend!
p.s. Stop with the neat-o label layering. I haven't got #3 yet and now you've given me a grand idea for #18 and my ovals?! ACK!

Shannon White said...

Love your card Miss Julie! So Elegant! Love how you used your CAC's. Just Wonderful! So sorry I missed this challenge, was away for my B-Day. 8-)

Hugs!
Shannon 8-)

stampqueen said...

Wonderful B&W card!!! Love the ribbon and the little rhinestone embelli

Peachy Wessels said...

This is a cool card! I love the squares and what a great sentiment set! Nicely done!