Friday, June 6, 2008

The elegance of Black and White

Blogger's Challenge #50

Today's challenge was to use black and white. I so love the look of these colors together. I think it is so elegant looking. My card went together really fast today!




I started with a black base and then added a layer of Whisper White. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder to add dots to the top and bottom of the white. Next I used my scor-pal to add lines to separate the plain white part from the embossed white part. I added some rubons to add a bit more of a separation. The medallions are from the BoHo Backgrounds set and they are embossed in detail black power and then punched out with the 1 and 1/2 inch circle punch. Two are layered on the scallop circle punch and one is on the Nestabilites scallop circle with added dots from my white gel pen. This one is also popped up. They all have white brads in the center. As a finishing touch I added the word Thank You from a rub on and four half pearls from the Pretties kit! I am really happy with the results.



35 nice people left a comment:

Ann Kloentrup said...

Mary Jo, this card is stunning! TFS

`Ann

Ret said...

woohoo how classy this card is! I really like it alot. Beautiful job!
Ret

Lynn Mercurio said...

These images look fabulously stunning in black and white. Your little scalloped edging on the panel is so adorable. Great job.

StampingJoan said...

Mary Jo this is stunning! I LOVE it!!!! Whoever gets this should be very happy!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

The pearls and the stitching add such a extra-elegant touch to this already stunning card!

Kelley Holland said...

Wow~ This is awesome! So cool looking. I love black and white too!

Tammy said...

WOW!!! This really is very elegant and beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

I just love your artwork!!!! You card is AWESOME!!! Another GREAT
JOB!!! It is very elegant!!!!

Danita

Robin Merriman said...

Simply Gorgeous! I love it!

Mary Campbell said...

A truly beautiful card. Thanks for sharing . Mary

rozie640 said...

MJ your card is awesome!!! I am going to have to try that cuttle bug trick. WOW

Barb Hardeman said...

MJ, this card is just amazingly beautiful. I love everything about it. Wonderful attention to the details.

Sheryl said...

Great card! Love the embossing and the pearls!

Amy Sheffer said...

Whoa!! This is stunning!

Nicole said...

absolutely beautiful!!

Elizebeth said...

Ooooooooh, ooooooooooh, ooooooooooooh! I love the CB BG on this!

Ida said...

Simply Gorgeous! Wow, It's just so pretty and you did an amazing job with this card. I love all the details like the pearls and the rub-ons and the way you did the panel with the embossed cuttlebug and then the scoring on the plain white part - Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I love your elegant card and what a great idea to add the panel using the score pal to add to the middle of your card - it certainly gives the whole card another dimension!

Thank you so much for sharing,
Cheryl

nancy morgan said...

simply gorgeous : ) !

Connie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the swiss dot background with the black BoHo medallions! Awesome card!

Regina Cornelius said...

this is striking!

Kerry said...

pulchritudinous! 'nuff said.

Chrissy D said...

VERY PRETTY! Love it. TFS!

Beckie said...

This card is really beautiful! I love all the layers and the texture! Awesome!

Leigh said...

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! I love this, MJ!

KimberlyG said...

This is gorgeous! I just love how you've used this set! What a fabulous design! :D

Tangerine Dream said...

Beautiful card!!! I love everything about it. Love those pearls! Thanks too for the music...put a smile on my face!

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous!! Really love the Pearls!

Vicki

Lori said...

Stunning, Mary Jo! The medallions are so eye-catching in black and white.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, this is amazing! Stunning work!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous.

Connie Paxman said...

Mary Jo, a sleek and elegant card yet so much detail..Love the stitching and the embellishment of pearls. This was my first challenge on BC, nice to e-meet you.
Connie Paxman

Claudia said...

WOW - I just love, love, love it! Awesome card!

Sharon said...

wow, this is a stunning card. saw you post it on beate's yahoo group so thought i'd pop over and check out your blog! the black and white combo is very very striking.

Dani Miller said...

Mary Jo,

I figured it out finally. I just posted the link to your card on my blog but now I know what you mean and did it with my link to Andrea's page for her Monday Challenge.

http://www.stampinwithdani.typepad.com/