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


  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

  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 :)

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

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

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

  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!!

  7. Oh Marelle this are just gorgeous! TFS.



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