Whoa!  It’s been awhile.  After almost a month off from blogging, I decided to play along in this month’s Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge to use BLACK cardstock as a background.

The first card that I made for the challenge is a quick and easy CAS design with dry embossing to add some texture.

A pop of color is added with a sweet little heart shaped button.

Here is the second card I made for the BLACK challenge:

The solid floral and leaf images were stamped using a white craft ink on black cardstock.  Green ink was then stamped on top of the white again using the solid leaf image.  Red ink was used on the swirl stamp over the white flowers.  The swirls and leaf veins were outlined with a white gel pen as well.

Thanks for dropping by!
Happy Crafting!
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Card 1
Stamps: PTI “Love and Marriage”
Papers: PTI True Black and Select White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Heart Button; Craft Concepts Cottage Floral Embossing Folder; 1/2″ and 5/8″ Circle Punches; Classic Rectangles Nestabilities

Card 2
Stamps: PTI “Garden of Life” and “Birthday Basics”
Papers: PTI True Black and Select White; Crate Paper “Little Bo Peep” Designer Paper
Inks: SU Whisper White, Garden Green and Real Red; White Gel Pen
Accessories: Kaiser Pearls; 5/8″ Satin Ribbon; Provo Craft Pinking Stitch Embossing Folder

28 Responses to “Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge”

  1. I love them both. the first one has a lot of light to it, maybe all the white, and the second is warm and has a soft mood/ great cards!!

  2. These cards are so pretty. Love love love the detail on the second card. Love those flowers, too!

  3. Two beautiful cards!

  4. Great take on the challenge! Great cards!

  5. Both beautiful cards.

  6. Both your creations are lovely and so professional looking. Very cool technique on the second card. I’ll have to try it.

  7. Beautiful designs! I love the tree with the quaint little heart…perfect for Valentine’s Day. The shimmering flowers are delightful…such a lovely match to the pretty patterned paper at the top!

  8. Love both your cards!

  9. So pretty, Susan! I really like the black and white designs with just a touch of color.

  10. Love them both, Susan!

  11. Both cards are simply wonderful!

  12. Lovely-that red heart button is sure the star of this card!

  13. Loving both of the cards. Great job on the PTI blog hop challenge.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  14. Two wonderful cards. Love the sweet button on the tree.

  15. Both of the cards are gorgeous! Love tiny button you added to the tree! And what an interesting technique on the flowes!

  16. Love the pop of red with the heart in the first card, pretty embossed background too.
    the flowers are so cool in your second card, neat detail touches to them!!

  17. Love both cards, the tiny red heart is such a cute additon and changes the theme from sad to love! Also the flowers are great, the outlining makes them so much alive!

  18. Both are very pretty and yes a black background is awesome!

  19. Both cards are beautiful – love the technique on the second one!

  20. Both of these cards are stunning and are examples of your amazing talent.

  21. These are both just awesome!!!! Love those roses especially.

  22. I love a card with a black background, especially when it has a tiny red heart :) Very pretty!
    BTW, if memory serves me correctly, you had a birthday last week? Happy Belated! I hope it was a great one :)

  23. Both so BEAUTIFUL!!~

  24. Beautiful! Black cards can be so elegant and you’ve managed that but made them whimsical as well. Love! You’ve added just the perfect touches of color, too. Fabulous, Susan!

  25. I love these! I especially love the Happily Ever After one. They are both just beautiful!

  26. The solid floral and leaf images were stamped using a white craft ink on black cardstock. Green ink was then stamped on top of the white again using the solid leaf image. Red ink was used on the swirl stamp over the white flowers. The swirls and leaf veins were outlined with a white gel pen as well.

  27. WOW!!! Both cards are gorgeous, Susan…the first one is so striking with the tree image and the tiny red heart button!!! Love the beautiful flowers on the second card, too!!!!

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