Friday, January 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop: Black Backgrounds

This month's blog hop challenge from Papertrey Ink is to work with a black background. This is definitely NOT a go-to color for me, so well out of my comfort zone... but I am pleased with the results! Yay for challenges to get you to try something new!

I used a black card base with Orange Zest and Hawaiian Shores - a favorite color combo of mine, and I thought the colors would pop nicely against the black. I used a Smokey Shadow panel, stamped in black with Background Basics: Inspiration, for a subtle tone-on-tone background effect.



Also used: Fancy Flourishes and dies (I cut one swirl off the large flourish so that I could position it differently under the tag); Celebrations and die; and the "Sending a Big Thank You" that was a limited time gift from PTI last year. I added the "sweet friend" from Heart-2-Heart #4.



The sentiment panel and one of the flourishes is popped up on foam tape (yes, it was tedious to cut little bits of that tape to go under the skinny flourish, but worth it for the effect... lol!). The last touch is the little row of gems, which are from Kaisercraft and then colored with a Copic marker to match the Orange Zest.



Thanks for the challenge, Nichole! It's good to get out of one's comfort zone now and then! And thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Jodi_E said...

fantastic!

Joyce said...

So pretty. I love your color choices. Great idea to selectively ink that Thank You stamp.

Keva Phipps said...

This is awesome, Debbie. Those does are amazing. I'll have to look into those.

Renee said...

Gorgeous Debbie!!
Those colors look so fabulous against the black...
such a "wow" card!! :)

Leigh said...

Ooh, very pretty, Debbie! I love those fancy flourishes on the black background!

Lynn Put said...

Wonderful card, Debbie! Love how you used the swirls against the black background!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Looks beautiful Deb, but I keep seeing it as the Kraken about to devour a ship, lol! :o)

On a serious note, I love the background stamping black on the Smokey Shadow - totally cool look!

Sue Lelli said...

Debbie, LOVE the text with the flourish and the FAB stamping on that Thank You stamp! PRETTY card and colors!

victoria h said...

Fab card - love how you added the different sentiments to the celebrations frame.

Tracey McNeely said...

This is fantastic Debbie, love your text background and that flourish die cut.

Kara said...

love the colors and the embossing!!

Annheidel said...

Love how the flourish pops!

Suzanne said...

Deb, I love how you offset the diecut frame to the right and the color combo is just awesome!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the colors & design - beautiful card!

Kim Heggins said...

This is such a stunning card, love your choice of colors too. What a wonderful thank you card to send.

PJ said...

Your card is awesome! Go bold! Love it!

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Jingle said...

This is GORGEOUS! I am so in love with the colors!