I was wondering what I should do for today's blog post, so I started opening cupboards and looking around. That's what usually happens when I'm searching for inspiration. It hit today when I opened my DSP cupboard and spotted the Back to Black DSP prominently displaying itself! "Why not black and white?" I thought to myself. Then I opened my stamp cupboards and saw Summer Silhouettes! That would be perfect in black and white. When I had finished stamping, embossing and punching everything (my, that sounds violent!) it needed one more extra touch and I knew it had to have rhinestones! In a nutshell, Black, White and Bling is what you get today!
Black and white always has an element of Art Deco for me. But to be honest, I wasn't 100% sure exactly what constituted Art Deco so I did a little research. Here are a couple of examples: (think Great Gatsby) It originated in France after World War I and flourished internationally during the 20's, 30's and 40's.
This design style really intrigues me so I'm going to have to explore it further I think.
Anyway, I guess you could say there was an element of it in the Back To Black DSP that I chose for this card:
- I embossed the stems and dandelion like flowers in Black Stampin' Emboss Powder to give them definition, but just stamped the leaves using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, one being stamped off once for the depth.
- The butterfly is from the new Sale-A-Bration reward set called Nature's Perfection. I embossed it in Black Stampin' Emboss Powder and punched it out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch which coordinates with the image.
- The font of the sentiment, from the stamp set, Gifts of Kindness, has a vague art deco look to it as well so is a perfect fit for this card. The bling is in the form of various sizes of Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the flowers and the butterfly and the sentiment to class it up a bit.
Thanks for dropping by today and I'll be back tomorrow with a new design for As You See It Challenges.
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