Oct 21, 2010

Say it in Black and White - Annabelle Stamps

Welcome!  So did you all enjoy the Preview Blog Hop this past week.  Aren't the new sets just so much fun!  Hope you've popped on over to the Annabelle Store and stocked up on these wonderful sets.      Now it's time for our Friday challenge:  Say it in Black and White.  - I love this color combo.  It lends itself to some really wonderful cards.  I needed something fairly easy because with all the stamping last week my Carpal Tunnel is acting up so I didn't want to stress my hand any further then I need to.  Still I wanted something that was eye-catching as well.  I remembered this card that I'd saved to my files and thought you know that layout would work great with this color combo.  What do you think, pretty striking (yes I am pleased with myself) if you ask me.
Details are simple:  Card Base:  Basic Black, layered with Whisper White that I distressed the edges of.  Then I cut a smaller black panel and added strips of designer paper.  The polka dot and flowered pattern are both from Daisy Bucket-Black Tie Affair.  The smaller dotted print at the bottom is just a piece of a scrap that I'm not sure of who the manufacturer is.  I embossed the candles from (Hold a Candle) with a Versa Mark pad and Winter White EP (SU-retired).  The Happy Birthday sentiment was embossed with Bold Black EP (SU) on Whisper White cs.  Accesories:  Zigzag Punch-EK Success, Black Grosgrain Ribbon SU, Black currant sprinkles-Annabelle  and foam mounting tape.
That's it.  Quick and Fun.  Be sure to check out the other DT members blogs to see what they did with this challenge. You can give it a try yourself.  Remember all challenges are now eligible for the Gift Voucher at the end of the month.  So if you participate please upload your link on the Annabelle Blog.

13 comments:

Sue W said...

Really striking black and white card Ida! Love this layout too!

Tiffany said...

what a fabulous card. I love the candles up on top.

Sue from Oregon said...

such a fun and dramatic card...love the zigzag border too!

stampinmoments.com said...

Great card Ida! It's so striking!
Andrea
x

Rose said...

Love your B&W card, great details.

Elena said...

What an elegant Birthday card! Black and white are always a classic!
Sorry to hear about the Carpal Tunnel. Hope you hand be better soon...

Jen said...

Ohhhh!!! Love the black n' white on here. Great job!!

Have an awesome weekend, Sweet Ida!

Hugs,
Jen

Joan B said...

ooh black and white!! this has me thinking! love this. hope the carpal tunnel improves

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful card, Ida. Sure hope your carpel tunnel pains subside soon. It is a problem I have had for years, so know the negative affect it is and how bad the pain can be.

maryr917 said...

very pretty card ida-love the black & white combo-sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel flare-up-I will be praying

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Awesome Ida! Love the row of candles and the mix of patterns! What a fun card in black and white!

Allison said...

Stunning work Ida! I should do this color combo more often!

Teresa said...

Hope your carpal tunnel settles down - great card BTW!