Thursday, November 1, 2012

Keeping it Neutral with H2H

Yipee for me, I'm actually participating in two challenges this week. I created this card for the "Keeping it Neutral" Challenge over on the H2H Challenge Blogspot.

This card was a fair stretch for me. I love to use neutrals, then add a pop of colour. To just use neutrals made me get my thinking cap out!

I used a technique that Lisa Stenz used last year, to use cardstock left over from cutting shapes from Art Philsophy as a stencil, to stamp with. I was cutting shapes to use with stamp set, Perfect Fit Frames, then used the left over cardstock for my stencil. 

I sponged Whisper ink into the shape. I stamped the script image from Universal Backgrounds, over top of the stencil in Slate ink. I used our amazing Black pigment ink to stamp the sentiment from, Thank You. I embossed that in clear powder, then went looking for other embellishments to use.

I looped up some beautiful, retired Black with Colonial White flower grosgrain ribbon. I added a Colonial White button tied with some Colonial White Waxy Flax.

I mounted my stamped image on Whisper; Slate; then Black cardstock. The entire sandwich was then added to a Colonial White base.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Thank You; Universal Backgrounds
Ink: Slate; Whisper; Black Pigment
Embellishments: Black pattern Grosgrain ribbon; Colonial White Button and Waxy Flax; Clear Embossing Powder
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge


  1. Kudos to you for finding a way to create with a neutral palette. Beautiful card!

  2. Just plain gorgeous! How rich black and white (and grey) can be! Lovely card, Nancy.

  3. Nancy, the card is wonderful! I think it's fun to stretch out of our comfort zone and I am so inspired by this beautiful creation!!!

  4. What a wonderful idea you did there Nancy! The grosgrain ribbon looked stunning, the color is perfect too.

  5. What a clever and lovely card!


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