Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Say It In...Black, White and Silver
I needed a card for an upcoming birthday, and I had recently seen the Annabelle Stamps challenge, Say It In...Black, White and Silver, which looked like fun!
So I decided to use that as a starting point for my card. I thought it'd be pretty straightforward, until I discovered I did not have any silver paper onboard, and my supply of black was seriously small...doh! I then had to ruminate on my problem for a while, and almost settled on embossed aluminium foil, until I found my large silver brads and formulated a plan....simple, but pleasing to my eye.
I have used the Stemmed Flowers stamp set for my flower stems and white twisted paper cord (I love twisted paper cord!) as an embellishment, both are from Annabelle Stamps.
Looking back on my card, I wouldn't use that same sentiment again. I'd like it to be something with a more whimsical or childlike style, my main panel reminds me of a chalkboard....so whimsy or childish seems like it would be a better fit. I'm not having much luck with sentiments of late, am I?