Friday, August 22, 2008

Tips: Using black cardstock or embellishments

One thing I have found, is how using just the smallest bits of black cardstock can really bring extra dimension and 'pop' to a card. This applies to other media as well, like ink or embellishments. The darkness of it helps to separate elements which seems to make things more exciting to our eyes. When I am stuck on a design, sometimes I find that a thin black mat, a touch of ribbon, or a black sentiment can really bring it up to that next level. *photo removed for publication* Supplies: Stamps: Birds Clear Set by Inkadinkadoo, Three for You Punch set by Stampin' Up! Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk, Tuxedo Black (Memento) Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cranberry Crisp Accessories, etc.: pop dots

6 comments:

LeAnne said...

I agree that black really adds a pop! This is a great simple card, but is striking too!
LeAnne

Lynette said...

What a striking card - beautiful, yet so simple!

~amy~ said...

WOW!!!! Absolutely stunning card...you are definitely right about the splash of black...it really highlights the white panel. GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tips; I
enjoy your blog very much.

Lynette said...

I just posted a card to my blog with just that little bit of black accent: http://mystampingaddiction.blogspot.com/2008/08/sort-of-repeat.html. Thanks for your great blog!

Dawn said...

What a lovely card!! I love the crisp layout and the black really adds another dimension and makes it pop! This is a wonderful blog full of great tips and I really appreciate them:)