6+ years ago, I joined the online stamping community called Splitcoaststampers and have met some of the most talented, warm-hearted, and generous women a person could be blessed to know. One of those such women is my dear, dear friend Laurie, known as Lauraly on Splitcoast. Her blog is Just Give Me Stamps. We've been friends for over 5 years and awhile back we used to set up challenges for each other. Well, while talking the other day, I happened to be on pinterest and noticed a pinner had pinned a lot of black on black and black on gray images. Laurie makes beautiful, beautiful cards using that color palette. So, based on that inspiration, we decided to challenge ourselves to use just that color combo with a "splash" of color. Now, my card doesn't include a splash...more like a drip of pink, but I did get the black on black. ;)
I started off by creating the cameo medallion using the Waltzingmouse set Cameo Creations. The frame is embossed with silver ep, and the silhouette with black ep.
The background panel is hard to see with all the embellishing on the front, but I embossed a border image, from the set Paris Nouveau, with black ep onto Smokey Shadow PTI cardstock. The sentiment is from the WMS set Teeny Trees.
I made the little Yo-yo Organza flower with some pink organza fabric, and before closing it up, I added some Pink Glass Glitter by Melissa Frances. I finished it off with a Pearl Vintage Button by Basicgrey.
Did you notice the Black Millinery Netting behind the cameo? I think that stuff is so cool, and gives some fun texture to my card. I got the black netting, as well as some white from a fabulous online store called The Funkie Junkie. If you like vintage embellishments, you really should check out this store!!
I also used quite a bit of dies on this vintage inspired card: Romantic Rectangles, Floral Ovals, and Persian Accents by Spellbinders, and Nested Sentiment dies by JustRite Stamps.
Lastly, I added a crystal rhinestone flourish from Zva Creative, and a few pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty. And that's it.
Be sure to stop by and see what Laurie came up with for our black on black Inspiration motivation. That girl has more stamping skills in her little finger, than I could ever dream of having. So if you're looking to be inspired, or motivated to try this color combo, be sure to head on over to Just Give Me Stamps for a peek at her project.
Thanks so much for visiting. Be sure to stop by on the 22nd. I have a Verve project to share with ya'll that day.
Happy Stamping my friends!!
Paper: Smokey Shadow, Black and Soft Stone (PTI)
Accessories: Romantic Rectangles, Floral Ovals, and Persian Accents dies (Spellbinders), Nested Sentiment dies (JustRite Stamps), Black Millinery Netting (The Funkie Junkie), Vintage Button (Basicgrey), Rhinestone Flourish (Zva Creative), Pearls (Pizzaz Aplenty), Glass Glitter (Melissa Frances), Organza Fabric, Black and Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)