Monday, September 13, 2010

Black and White and COLOR!

I just had to play along with The Play Date Cafe this week.  The color combo this week is black and white with a splash of color - gold, copper and pink. 



The example to follow at TPDC is on the elegant side so I wanted my card to be elegant too.  The card base is Core'dinations cardstock from the Gemstone collection. It has a shiny, pearl finish.  The white part of the card was matted with a copper paper and a pink cardstock.
When I stamped the flower, I didn't color it at all so that the black and white of it would be predominant on my card.  The leaves were colored with green and copper Alcohol inks.  I drew lines around my stamped flower and sentiment with a thin black pen and a wider, gold metallic pen. 
My next card is my Card Positioning Systems card for this week. Everyone once in awhile a sketch becomes a favorite and this is one of those.  I kept my design on the simple side.
The flourish and the sentiment are from a brand new set of clear stamps that I picked up at Joann store and they are by Me & My Big Ideas.  My fancy corner is a Martha Stewart corner punch and I spritzed the entire front of the card with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. 
Now for a couple photos...
We were playing in the backyard on Sunday and I captured a few photos, this one of our youngest grandson and our new puppy playing together. Our grandson had some little crackers so that is what the puppy dog is after!
While I was snapping photos, I asked for a SMILE! This is the result! Possibly the cutest smile ever.
And, this is our new project, a round bowl full of succulents. We are so anxious for them to grow so we can see what each one of them will do!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Cardstock – Vintage and Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Flourish and sentiment – Me & My Big Ideas
Patterned paper – We R Memory Keepers
Black Versafine Stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Memento stamp pads
ChalkBoard spray – Tattered Angels
Self Adhesive Rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Corner punch – Martha Stewart


Materials list:
Cardstock –Gemstones collection and Core Essentails/Core’dinations
Flower and sentiment stamps – PaperTrey, Inc.
Versafine black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Alcohol Inks and Blending Fluid – Ranger
Gold metallic pen
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.


  1. Oh my ... where to start?!?
    Love the uncolored floral image ... I've always adored the successful execution of such a style ... Blue Ribbon here!
    And as for that "smile" .. I'm **swooning** in Texas ... a most precious image! Love the idea of the varied succulents as well ... such a coooooolio idea!


  2. These cards are fantastic and your grandson is just the cutest ever! Can't wait to see how the succulents turn out. :)

  3. gorgeous cards and adorable your blog!

  4. Love your cards! And as always...your pictures are fantastic. :)

  5. I love the leaves on that first card, very pretty!

    The pictures of your grandson and puppy are just too cute!

  6. Great card for the Playdate challenge, and those leaves are gorgeous! I love that second card! Those colors are beautiful together. I love that you created a thanksgiving card with non-traditional colors. Have a blessed week!

  7. Wonderfully elegant card for our splash challenge! Love the look of the B & W flower and I love how you added all those lines! Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  8. These are just beautiful, Linda! And, I smiled so big reading about your grandson and the new pup! So fun!

  9. OH MY--these are beautiful cards! I like those leaves behind the flower on the first one! Love the color combo on the second:) And your grandson with that pup--Oh my! I just want to be there playing with them!! LOVE IT:) Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)