Today, I'm sharing three projects that I made for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Last month's challenge was to create a card only using white..... Well, this month's challenge is the opposite.... this time, we're challenged to use black:
Firstly, I created a scrapbooking layout for this challenge. I rarely use black as a background, but not because I don't like it-- I usually find the results quite striking! I paired my black cardstock background with some Crate Paper patterned paper and my most favourite recent photo of my kids.
I used my PTI Half & Half die to create the background for my title, which I made using a stamp & die from PTI's Wonderful Words. I also added a PTI button, along with a Pink Paislee mistable chipboard heart.
I used another Half & Half die to create my journaling card, which I topped with a Crate Paper sticker. On this, I stamped the "xoxo" sentiment from Heart Prints, with Versafine black onyx ink. The ink seemed a little wet on the sticker, and not wanting it to smear, I quickly sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.
I also made two cards for this challenge, as well as for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: layered embossing.
Here's my first card, using my new PTI World Map stamp set (I have to tell you, I was positively giddy stamping with this stamp-- it's so wonderful!)
I stamped the map in Versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then stamped the plane and the loopy arrow (masking the arrow slightly, so it looks like it's starting in Manitoba) again in Versafine and heat embossed it with AC Zing aqua embossing powder. (Note: the plane is going to DR Congo on the map-- because this card if for one of friends/team members who traveled to the Congo with me both times I've gone.)
I double matted my map on PTI cardstock (hawaiian shores, aqua mist) and added some patterned paper cut with PTI's double ended banner die. The sentiment is from PTI's hands of time.
For my second card, I was inspired by the two floral photos in the top row of Nichole's inspiration photo for the challenge. So I pulled out my Embroidered Blooms stamp set and stamped the leaves with versamark on my black background and heat embossed them with two different colours. For the flowers, I stamped the centres with versamark on PTI pure poppy and orange zest cardstock and heat embossed them with aqua and brown sugar embossing powders. Then I stamped the outside rims with versamark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
The sentiment is also from Embroidered Blooms, which I heat embossed with aqua embossing powder. I mounted it all on some PTI pure poppy cardstock and added a few Hero Arts pearls to finish it off.
Thanks for looking!