Here is my final black & white with red card this week. The zebra stamp is by Stamp’ Up and the embellishments are by Ranger. The zebra pattern in the background is just tissue paper that I have doubled up and folded.
Here is another card on the black & white with red theme…the zebra stamp is by Rubber Soul. I just cut strips of cardstock in black and white. The zebra pattern is tissue paper which I reinforced by wrapping it around a strip of white paper. The embellishments are by Ranger.
I was going through my paper “stash” and found this black & white paper that I bought several years ago. I have always loved black and white with red – you should see my kitchen and bedroom! The wording stamp is by Stampin’ Up. It is a simple layer card with a lot of punch!
We have been busy designing new cards and learning new techniques. Recently we started checking out some of our favorite stamp companies websites and discovered “challenges”. Basically they come up with a theme for the challenge and people design cards based on that theme and upload pics to their site. This week we entered the Hero Arts challenge which was creating a single-layer card & you had to use at least one Hero Arts stamp. Hero Arts is one of our favorites so finding stamps that could be used for the challenge wasn’t hard. It doesn’t sound hard to create a single-layer card, but we have been using multi-layers for so long it took some thinking to figure out the best way to go about it. We came up with a couple of cards that we have entered – a one-layer Halloween card and a one-layer 4-seasons tree card.
In addition, we also designed a card for a Simons Says challenge that just had to be “sparkly”. We entered a glitter butterfly stained-glass card. We learned the technique years ago and it creates amazing results but all that glitter gets pretty messy! We had the butterfly image that we hadn’t created a card with so we were able to make up a card rather quickly. Unfortunately, we don’t have the butterfly stamp so can’t create that exact card again but do have other stamps that would work great with that technique. See our pics below…happy stamping!