Today in the Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop we are showing how striking the use of Black & White can be in your crafting projects. It can be stamped, die cut, Designer Series Papers combinations or hand drawn images - they all look beautiful.
I've chosen to work with the Merriest Moments Bundle from the July - December Mini Catalogue. You can find the bundle on p.43 or you can view it on my website
Here is my card - an unusual take on Christmas, but I love it.
Notice the embossed background. This bundle is special as it comes with a Hybrid Embossing Folder that includes an embossing folder plus dies.
I've used the embossing folder without the coordinating die, but have used the dies that coordinate with the stamped images.
The die that cuts out space for a greeting has lovely stitched detail and the flowers and foliage dies cut beautifully.
You can see some of the embossed detail in the background of this photo. It's always a good idea to soften your paper a little before using the 3D embossing folders. I spritzed my paper, but you can also just slide it over the edge of a table or another smooth object to soften the fibers.
There is a stamp for the centre of the flowers but because this is a Christmas card, and to me Christmas needs some bling, I needed some black jewels to create some interest points. I took out my Dark Black Blend and coloured some of the Basic Rhinestone Jewels. This is an economical way of creating any colour jewel. You simply apply the colour with the brush tip of the Blend and you can create matching jewels for all your projects.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my take on the Black & White project topic. I will have a list of products used at the end of the post and you can shop for any of them by clicking on the image.
Meanwhile take a look at some other wonderful ideas and enjoy creating your own versions in Black & White.