Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday black and white

Our challenge today was to use only Black and white on our projects. I love the clean look of black and white! It is funny that in the beginning, rubber stamping was just boring old black and white...and now, black and white is chic! I think the difference between now and then is in the images. The art work these days is just so amazing!
I had a couple ideas when I started out this morning, and frankly, neither of these are what I had in mind but, they will do!
The first one uses the True Friend set from Stampin' Up! and, you guessed it! Black and white cardstock and black ink! The white card base is made with shimmery white cardstock, but you really can't tell.
The second card is made using the Pick a Petal set, also from Stampin' Up! This time I used craft white ink to stamp onto black cardstock. I outlined the petals with the white gel pen and added some clear stickles to the center. (clear isn't a 'color' so...I figured I could use that!)
I'm sure the other BC players have done some great work. Be sure to check them out! Click on the BC logo at the left for the links.
Have a great weekend! We're off to the pool again!

23 comments:

Tara Kieninger said...

I love both of these!

Ida said...

Very nice cards. I love that flower stamp on the first card and I love how you created a flower on your second card. Both are very cute.

Robin Merriman said...

Just beautiful cards, the first one is my fav - that stamp set rocks!

Lisa Bohler said...

Good observation about the color trends! I pick the first as my favoritie but I like both of them!

Kerry said...

Two beautiful cards!

Connie said...

Both cards are wonderful...great job!

Sheryl said...

Both cards are very pretty. The True Friend flower is perfect for black!

Chrissy D said...

Fabulous cards! I love the True Friends card and how you used the fabulous petals too! Very nice! TFS!

Regina Cornelius said...

i love them! very nice...tfs! :)

Leigh said...

Very pretty, Beckie. I love the simplicity of this card!

Barb Hardeman said...

Ohhhh! Both your cards are sensational. The first one is so elegant, and the Pick A Petal card is a wonderful example of how to utilize this stamp set "out of the box". Great job...

KimberlyG said...

Both cards turned out wonderful Beckie! I especially like your first design! I love how you used the ribbon on the second card! Well done! :D

Jeannette said...

Great cards! I love how you used the B&W gingham ribbon on both. Way to go on a challenge well done!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both cards are great. Love the big dotty flower the best!!

Vicki

Connie Paxman said...

Both of your cards are georgeous, my fav is the Petals card.
Connie Paxman

Lori said...

Two great cards, Beckie! I especially like the whimsical look of the Pick a Petal flower.

Kathie Bailey said...

Two fantastic cards Beckie. Super job with the challenge.

MJ said...

Wonderful cards Beckie. Love them both.

Nikki Bond said...

These are both AMAZING! I love the simple elegance of the first the the funky aspect of your second! {SMILES}

Tammy Hershberger said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love the craft white stamped on black, and the stem and leaves you created with the gingham!

Claudia said...

BOTH cards are great - but I love how you created the stem and leafs for the flower

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome, I love how you used the ribbon to make the stem & leaves on the flower card!

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tonistamps said...

I love that True Friend set Beckie. Great job on the challenge!