Monday, 6 April 2015

Black !!

Well to work off some of those brightly wrapped choccie eggs I decided to take up a challenge this morning - to make a card which is predominately black.

This is a colour you don't find me using very often which is why I've still got a nearly full pad of Paper Cellar black & white papers (bought about 3 years ago!). I picked one with a pattern that would make the perfect background for the Memory Box orchard tree frame die as there's foliage and a bird sitting on a branch, so it was just a case of lining the two up and sticking in place. I used the negative part left after cutting the die as a frame and after adding a piece of ribbon and a Clearly Besotted sentiment I attached it all to a 5 x 7 inch card base.



I shall enter this in the following challenges

Less Is More challenge 'predominantly black'
Cute Card Thursday challenge 'buttons +/or bows'
Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'happy birthday'
Die Cut Divas challenge 'in the garden'

Just realised I'd forgotten to link up to
Natalie and Amy's challenge 'frame it'

Thanks for taking the time to pop by today and for all your lovely comments.

13 comments:

Jacee said...

Stunning card Andrea, very striking, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Dawn Lancaster said...

Hi Andrea, I love a B&W card & this one is just gorgeous!
Hugs
Dawn xx

cotnob said...

This is stunning Andrea, such an elegant design.
Pauline
x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Very eye-catching!

brenda said...

A very striking creation Andrea, the black really makes the pretty die pop.

B x

Kath said...

A beautiful card = I love the die.
Kath x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A perfect and elegant card which fits perfectly with this week's challenge Andrea
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Arlene said...

What a wonderful die cut and negative. WOW factor times 10. You've made a perfect marriage between pbackground aper and die-cut.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, very elegant
Lorraine x

Dawn Turley said...

I really like this one... Thanks for playing with us at Die Cut Divas

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love how the black and white help each other to make the fab design stand out.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Kathyk said...

Simply beautiful card

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

This looks really striking... a super predominantly black creation!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"