|Our Othello would never allow this....|
"It is a difficult matter to gain the affection of a cat. He is a philosophical, methodical animal, tenacious of his own habits, fond of order and neatness, and disinclined to extravagant sentiment. He will be your friend, if he finds you worthy of friendship."
I am finally getting a chance to post a couple of cards today after a crazy week. Among other things, Little Peach has been sick for a couple days and might miss trick-or-treating tonight. :(
All week long I've been eyeing Melissa's Black and White Challenge on her wonderful Vandicrafts' Artistry Challenge page. So I was delighted finally to get a chance to make something.
Making this card was a real challenge for me!!! I haven't ever done anything in just black and white before. But I got to try out several new products and a couple new techniques. Yay!! That's what I love so much about challenges.
One new-to-me technique was sanding on some Core'dinations Chalk Core cardstock in white. (THANKS, Core!). I recently won a nice package from Core'dinations that included (among a bunch of other things..) this paper, a sanding block, and a specially treated Dust Buddy cloth that picks up all the sanding dust like a dream. [I actually already had a sanding block, so the one they sent me will be in my Christmas giveaway coming up in November. :) ]
I dry embossed the chalk cardstock with my new Darice Oblong Doily folder. This was kind of cool because putting this cardstock in one way gave me a "white doily" when sanded (which I used for this card), but the other way gives me a black doily look! I will make a card with that one
Oh, before I forget.............
Enabler alert: Right now Joann.com has a bunch of their Darice emb folders (incl this one!) on sale for $2.00 each. AND...they have their paper on sale for 50% off. AND....they have FREE SHIPPING on orders $25 and over through Nov. 1. Ask me if I love Free S/H and 50% off sales....Oh, yessssssss I do!! (Hey, I live 2 hrs from the nearest Joann's, so humor me!!)I stamped this lovely Verve - New Mercies Scripture verse in the oval with Versamark and heat embossed with my brand-new Wow! Opaque Bright White embossing powder. (THANKS, WOW!!) LOVE LOVE LOVE this very bright white. So glad I chose it as part of my prize from them. It is much, much brighter than the white I had been using!!!
After stamping, I noticed that I had been a wee bit too enthusiastic about sanding (it was thaaaaat fun!!) and a few words of my sentiment blended in too well. I sponged very lightly with some Black Soot Distress Ink and cleaned off the embossed words with a baby wipe. All fixed. :)
Next, I tried another new technique for my flower. I die cut vellum using Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Majestic Blooms dies. I tried a white flower with this, but it looked too bright. I think the translucent vellum works perfectly with the chalkboard look. I
Then all that was left was the bow at the bottom. I got this deliciously decadent black velvet ribbon at a thrift store. LOVE!!! I think it's a perfect finishing touch.
Other supplies include: DCWV patterned paper, black Coredinations cardstock, Beacon 3-in-1 glue, and Tombow Aqua Mono liquid glue.
Hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for wading through my descriptions! As always, I appreciate you visiting and leaving your wonderful comments!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #14 - Black and White
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #156 - Anything Goes
4. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. The Paper Girls Challenge #66 - Anything Goes