Friday, January 29, 2010

Cosmo Colors

A trendy color combo that has been popping up all over design magazines and television is black, white and a greenish yellow.  Actually most any color that makes black and white pop is popular.  Since I had some embossed black cards left from my first effort at the 4 Hearts card a few days ago, I thought I'd give this dressy cosmopolitan combo a go.

To get the greenish yellow paper, I started with white Stampin' Up! cardstock and stamped some damask images with YoYo Yellow craft ink and then embossed. I wasn't quite fast enough so some of the images didn't completely take the embossing powder adding to the distressed look.  I sponged Kiwi Kiss over the images using the Tim Holtz distressing tool.  One card has some further black embossed swirls.

For the other card, I trimmed up a piece of discontnued gray sateen fabric.  The yellow cord has been in my stash forever.  I think it was part of a fabric store ribbon grab bag.  I attempted some sort of fancy Chinese knot but after several ties, it looked a little lost on the card.  A few more embellishments and the experiement was complete. 

One of these may be my Mom's birthday card in a couple of months.  She is definitely a lady who suits this striking color combo. 

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Baroque Motifs and On Your Birthday from SU!; Flourishes (damask) from Paper Studio
Ink:  Versamark; YoYo Yellow, Basic Gray from SU!; Black pigment ink from Colorbox
DSP:  Urban Garden from SU!
Wish metal embellishment:  All My Memories
Flower brad:  Oriental Trading

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