Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Urban Underground Black & White Flower

For some inexplicable reason, I had an urge to do something in black and white but I didn't have a lot of time available!  So I grabbed the Birthday Blossoms stamp set, Whisper White Craft Ink and the white pencil from the box of watercolour pencils.
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The flower was a test piece that found its way onto the front of a card!

I stamped the flower and leaves in the white craft ink and allowed it to dry (very important step which I speeded up with my heat tool!).  Using a soft, circular motion with the white watercolour pencil, I added white to the areas I wanted to be the lightest.  

Since I wanted to maintain a lot of control this time, I used a small brush and a little bit of water rather than my trusty aqua painter.  I kept the brush just damp and pulled the white down towards the darker areas.  Once I'd finished doing that, I checked the tones and added a few highlights with the watercolour pencil where I felt it necessary (mainly around the centre of the flower).  I didn't (and don't) feel it's quite right but I couldn't spend any more time and I think it's sufficient.

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The depth provided by Stampin' Dimensionals adds more interest


I added a layer of Urban Underground paper to my black card and adhered my flower panel to the centre.  

Next, I stamped the banner from Banners For You in Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and added the greeting from the hostess stamp set, Gift of Love.  I cut it out with the matching Bunch of Banners framelit and adhered it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
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A simple but matching interior for the card

Inside the card I quickly stamped the flower and leaves in one corner with Basic Black ink.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie


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2 comments:

  1. I adore black and white Stephanie and love how quick and easy this card is to make. Well done and TFS

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Yes - super quick & easy!

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