Friday, June 26, 2009

Black and White

I thought that an appropriate title for today's post, after hearing the sad news of Michael Jackson's death. It also suits this month's other Stamp-a-Stack design.
I am not normally a black and white person (I love colour too much!), but I was asked by a lovely customer of mine to create some black and white cards, and another customer asked me to design a card suitable for a girl in her late teens. I decided to combine the two requests, and used one of my favourite sets that I haven't had enough chances to play with, Circle Circus. The result was this:I did one design in black and white, and the other in Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla, for a softer look. The Striped in Color ribbon adds a splash of colour to the palette.
We also stamped a 14.3 x 10cm insert inside each card, to give it a bit of pizazz and also to make it easier to write in.

TIP: Very minimal supplies in this one, so it would a perfect set to make while you are away on holidays!
I've been asked lots of questions about how I run my Stamp-a-Stack classes, so I'm putting together a FAQ post...stay tuned for that!

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Circle Circus, Think Happy Thoughts
ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
card: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
other: Striped In Color Ribbon (Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red), Corner Rounder

7 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous Marelle - I must learn to use these circles better - I love what OTHER people do - LOL.
    A very sad day indeed - RIP Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett
    xXx

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  2. These are great Marelle, and it'd be easy for those who want a bit more colour to add a bit here and there on the stamped images :)

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  3. Very groovy in black and white! Love it! And the ribbon adds just the right amount of colour splash!

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  4. Very nice cards, esp love the choc chip ones. very tempted to get that set.

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  5. These are simply stunning! I will have to case them....
    Cheers

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  6. love the B & W Marelle. The CC ones almost have a sepia feel to them. I love the power of monochrome stampting. They are AWESOME!!

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  7. Oh Marelle this are just gorgeous! TFS.
    Kristy

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