One of my favorite things to do is to just play around with my stamping supplies, trying out new ideas. Time Out #27 and Just Us Girls #285 both had black and white with a splash of color challenges this week and I made three cards messing around with different ideas I had. All of these cards were inspired in some way by some cards I still had in the back of my mind from some posts by Susan Raihala, although I cannot be more specific than that.
My first idea was to white emboss on black, using Doodlie Do stamps. My splash of color is provided by my sentiment (love, love this sentiment from Lil Inker, and at my age, I really could do with a stash of cards with this one) and some Turquoise Stickles. I started by masking off the edges of my black panel, and then I stamped a bunch of images to fill up the space. I had intended to keep the edges plain and to draw in a border with white gel pen. Well, when I removed the masking tape, there must have been some left over adhesive, because a thin layer of white embossing powder stuck. As this was already my 3rd attempt at this panel, I just left it as a kind of funky border.
My next idea involved black stamping on a Melon Berry panel. I used Altenew Hennah Elements. This set is NBUS for me, and I cannot believe it has been sitting unused in my stash for so long. THANK YOU, Darnell, for encouraging me to pull it out because of your NBUS #4 Challenge.
Too smitten with Hennah Elements to put it away just yet, I went literally black on white with a splash of color for my last card. I'll submit this card at Uniko Challenge #19, Anything Goes.
That's it for me today. I have more ideas but no more time for the moment. I need to remind myself to just play around and explore more often.
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