Sunday, January 10, 2010

Black & White Card With 3D Flower

Black and white is a stunning combination.

I've never done a sketch challenge before, so this card is my first adventure playing with the big kids!

I'm really happy with how it turned out, especially using the textures to add interest to a limited colour pallette. It was also a good reminder to play a bit more with black and white in the future.

All the patterns and the flower are digital elements from the wonderfullly talented Jak Heath at Crafter's Kitchen.

Cuttlebug Crazy
I printed these and cuttlebugged everything, except for the ribbon. Not sure if you can even cuttlebug ribbon? Even the flower petals are cuttlebugged with the Swiss Dots folder. The damask background is cuttlebugged with the Ornamental Iron folder.

As it was all bits and pieces, it was a good opportunity to use my scraps and the backs of other projects, so a bit of recycling in action here.

Each layer of flower petals is layered with 3D mounting tape, including the centre. The idea was to lift it off the card a bit. I figured giving it a dimensional effect would help it stand out, and not get "camouflauged" and lost in with all the other black and white. The flower petals were curled to enhance the 3D look.

This card is my entry into the following challenges -

Tuesday Taggers - Black & White

Think Ink Tuesday Challenge #11 - Monochromatic Card

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #85 - Recycle

Rosie Dee's InStyle Stamps Sketch Challenge

2 Red Bananas - Banana Split Challenge - Think Round

(Polka Dots, Swiss Dots Embossing & Curved Petals)

Cute Daisy May - Flower & Ribbon

Our Creative Corner - 3D (Flower)


  1. This is lovely so sophisticated Yvonne. Wonderful,thanks for playing Love Cynthia x

  2. Yvonne this is fantastic, I love it, thank you so much for playing along at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  3. This is brilliant - I love your layering techniques and well done for entering so many challenges with one card! Thanks for joining us at TT thsi week x Janet

  4. Beautiful card Yvonne the colours and design are gorgeous, lovely detail and papers.
    Hugs Linda

  5. Lovely card Yvonne - Black and White looks so good. Love the flower the dots really finish it off. Thanks for playing at CDM.

    Beccy x

  6. hi Yvonne!

    Thank you for stopping by and entering my candy! I take a look around and you make beautiful cards! love the balck and white template of this card and your flower is stunning!



  7. What a beautiful card! You're right - black and white makes such a stunning card. Thanks for playing the 2RedBananas challenge this week.

  8. Hello Yvonne

    A great card and nice take on our sketch. I always think b/w looks so smart and elegant and your card is no exception.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Rosie D's this week.

    B x

  9. So stylish black and white colour combination!
    Thanks for playing with Rosie D's sketch and good luck, see you soon;-))m

  10. Superbe carte en noir et blanc, les fleurs sont magnifiques.

    Merci de ta participation à CDM

  11. Wow what a stunner Yvonne love the black and white look and love seeing the use of Jak's flower thank you so much for joining our challenge at CDM

    Lorraine x

  12. Stunning creation, just love your use of black and white and embossing! Very clever. Thanks for joining us at CDM this week.

  13. Lovely to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge! Your card is very elegant!! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  14. Absolutely beautiful Yvonne, thank you for joining us at CDM this week.
    Ann x

  15. Fabulous Yvonne a perfect entry for Tuesday Taggers. Thanks so much for joining us this week,
    x Michelle

  16. Very effective, love your choice of colour combo. Thanks for joining Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Stunning card! I love all the textures! Thanks for joining us in the 2RedBananas challenge!

  18. What a beauty! I love black and white and the way you embossed the DP looks fabulous. And there there is your 3-D flower - absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at the OCC!

  19. Lovely idea to stamp and then texture your card for a damask effect.

    Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's this week. Hope to see you again soon!


  20. Very classy, I love it. Thanks for joining us at RD's this week.

  21. Beautiful card. I love black+white. Great textures.
    Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's Challenge.
    Magda :)


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