Thursday, August 15, 2013

What's Black and White and Stamped All Over?

My latest card!!!  Hee, hee! 

I was so inspired by THIS amazing card by fellow consultant Wendy Coffman, that I just had to get my butt moving and make one similar, but with a whole new spin on the sentiment! 

I have always been intrigued by the way the letters H and I fall next to each other in the alphabet...



I am linking this version of my card up with the My Creative Time Black and White Challenge.

The sentiment is ABSOLUTELY the focus of this card.  I stamped it using the Close to My Heart Framework Alphabet My Acrylix set in White Daisy Pigment Ink on Black CS.  I adore this new alphabet that mimics the chalkboard look perfectly.  It also coordinates with our new M size stamps as well.  The polka-dot trim at the top and bottom is made from a zip strip in the For Always Paper Packet.  Then, whammo, this sparkly glitter button from the Mini Medley Accents Black Collection catches your eye!  


To add some interest inside, I stamped the main sentiment again in black for the opposite effect...


Now to re-focus on that sparkly "HI" sentitment.  Did you think we finally had white glitter paper from CTMH?  NOPE!  Not yet anyway, lol.  I tried to choose between chalking it in and filling it with glitter, and settled for BOTH!  I used my White Chalk Marker to color in my Silver Glitter Paper!  :)  I wanted to stay true to the black and white challenge, so this option was both innovative, sparkly, AND allowed!  ;)

FYI--it is hard to take a pic of yourself coloring!  ;)

OK, so just for fun, I used some leftover cuts and my Peachy Keen faces to transform my card into a FANTASTIC welcome card to give my daughter's teacher when we visit her classroom tomorrow night.  What do you think?


I think it will be a hit!  :)  THIS version of my card is linking up with the the Heart 2 Heart Sentimant-ally Yours Challenge for August.  It was my DT's week off, but I could not resist playing along!

14 comments:

  1. It's just as cute as can be, and when I first saw the B/W version, I thought, It NEEDS a red apple, ha! Love it!

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    1. Me too, lol! I had to take those pics quick so I could add it! ;)

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  2. Love the sparkle and the fun sketch letters.

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    1. Isn't it a fantastic alphabet? Thanks, L.B.! :)

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  3. Very cute! Love the chalk marker!!! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

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  4. I love it! The chalking on the glitter paper is genius!

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    1. I love yours more! Thanks, Wendy, especially for the inspiration! :)

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  5. Love it!! Very creative way to use the alphabet!!

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    1. I KNOW! Wendy had the best idea with that!!! Love it! :)

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  6. Just love how you've used the alphabet and chalk marker. Nice work!

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    1. Wendy's alphabet idea is pure genius for sure! Thanks so much, Jan! :)

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  7. Your card looks AWESOME, SUPER job with it!!!Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!:)

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thanks so much! :) I love playing along!

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!