Saturday, 19 May 2012

Monochrome With A Splash Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #60

This week's challenge at Simply Stampin' is a real goodie - Monochrome with a Splash - the splash being the addition of one colour of your choice.  In the past when I've made cards like this I've used black and white and then added a bright colour - typically red or bright pink.  I decided to do something different this time and I've paired black with vanilla and used Calypso Coral as my splash.

I stamped the large silhouette from the Just Believe set twice onto a piece of First Edition DSP, lightly sponged the panel with Calypso Coral ink and layered it onto a black mat.  I punched a Calypso Coral Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and glued it to the black mat so only one half of the border shows.  I cut a Very Vanilla panel to go on the card front, stamped the small silhouette repeatedly along the right hand side as a border and sponged the edges.  I cut a strip of black CS, ran it through my crimper to add just a touch of texture and glued that to the Vanilla panel.  I die cut two butterflies, one from CS and one from patterned paper and I stamped the small silhouette onto the patterned paper shape.  I then applied Crystal Effects to the butterfly and to the flower parts on the main image.  Once those pieces were dry I attached the two butterfly shapes together with an Antique brad and assembled the card front.  The main panel and the butterfly wings are popped up.

Here's a close up showing some glossy bits.

Here's the inside and the envelope.  I haven't added a sentiment to this card, I may add one later or keep the card as it is and use it as a note card.  I hope you'll take the opportunity to play along with this fab challenge, I reckon monochrome with a splash is a real winner and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Stamps: SU! Just Believe & Precious Butterfly sets
CS: SU! Basic Black, Very Vanilla & Calypso Coral
Patterned paper: Calypso Coral dotty paper from SU! In Color DSP stack
Ink: SU! Calypso Coral, Black StazOn
Tools: SU! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, SU! Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, crimper
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Crystal Effects, Antique brad, Dimensionals



Jacqueline said...

This is stunning Ruth - gorgeous splash of colour and all all your glossy details - I love it! - Jacqueline xx

Creative M said...

WOW!Ruth is this so Beautiful!!!The glossy details are so perfect!!Love the butterfly!TFS

Kirei said...

Beautiful card Ruth! I love all of the detail you used....crimping, glossy accents, sponging as they all work so well together! Kirei x

Vicky Hayes said...

Ruth this is a triumph! I love all your little details - the glossy flowers, the antique brad, the background stamping. Calypso Coral is a perfect colour to go with black and vanilla too.

kelly said...

yummy, this card is fab!!! I love the crimped detail, and the glossy flowers! I don't normally like orange but I think Coral is the exception to the rule!
Kelly xx

Margaret said...

The coral is amazing with the black and white! Definitely a 'wow' feature!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! The Calypso Coral really stands out when teamed up with black and very vanilla.

The addition of the crystal effects really sets off the card.