Thursday, July 28, 2016

Simple Lay-out in Black and White

Beginning stampers often ask for card ideas using only black ink. 
Here is an idea featuring a feather image.

Masculine Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Feather Together Stamp Set

The card features a simple lay-out:  a horizontal strip containing the sentiment,
and a focal point off-set to the left.

Ink Color: I know I said this was only black and white . . . perhaps I cheated a bit. I did fill in the open space on the feather image with a little bit of gray ink, but the card would look fine with out that addition.

Masculine Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Feather Together Stamp Set

Focal point shape:  on this card its an oval.  It would be the same basic lay-out no matter what shape you used. Try it with a circle or square or rectangle. You could even try a heart or a star. Or a tree diecut - any shape offset to the left.

For the shape of my focal point I used Stampin'UP!'s new Layering Ovals Framelits. I really like the fact that half the ovals have a smooth edge and half have this sweet little scallop edge that you see on the black oval on this card.  Wow, what a deal too. This die set is both economical and practical. You get 14 dies with this set . . . can you imagine the cost of buying that many punches?!? Plus the storage space of so many punches versus just one thin package of dies.


Big Shot
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Die Cut & Texture Emboss Machine 

Die sets versus punches: Do you have a die-cutting machine? In terms of both financial investment and storage space the die sets are absolutely the way to go

Especially right now during Stampin'UP!'s July Bonus Days.  Each $50 you spend in July earns you 10% back to spend in August for free (merchandise only, not shipping and tax

StampinUP Bonus Days - Every $50 spent in July earns you $5 more to spend in August

Thanks for Stopping by: Take a minute and browse previous posts. If you see anything you like I'm happy to help you get the product or just to consult and explain further how the project was made . . . its all about having fun with our hobby.

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