Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Power of Two...


I have a little something to share today that I made using the colour challenge from Create with Connie & Mary this week. I discovered today that it is also perfect for the Paper Players challenge this week to use the chalkboard technique!

I wanted to use a new stamp set to my collection - Yippee Skippee - so I chose my favourite sentiment from the set and paired it with the Flowerfull stamp from the Whole lot of Love promotion, and came up with this...

I embossed one heart with white EP on Strawberry Slush card, and the other with black EP on Bermuda Bay card then both were die-cut with the coordinating hearts framelit. The chalkboard was created by sponging some white ink onto the black card, then stamping the flourishes with white ink on the corners. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed in white. The little banners are a sneak peek of a set coming in the Spring/Summer catty at the end of this month (we got given this set at Convention as an all attendee giveaway!).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Flowerfull, Yippee Skippee, Flowering Flourishes, Language of Love
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Versamark, Whisper White
Accessories: Black EP, White EP
Tools: Hearts framelits, Envelope punch board (for rounding corners)

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Wow!! This is fantastic! Love the white images on the black! And the two hearts embossed are beautiful! What an elegant card made with bright colors! Love it!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Absolutely DARLING! Love how you combined the two challenges and the background lighter white images. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. So pretty!! I love how you combined the colors - they really do pop off the chalkboard panel.

  4. Beautiful, Amy! I love the contrast of the colorful hearts against the black!

  5. What a GREAT use of the chalkboard technique with these colors! I would have never though to do that! That is such a great saying and your colorful heart just pop on the black! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  6. Gorgeous card as usual! I love your chalkboard technique, perfect for this color challenge. Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Great way to use the chalkboard technique. I really like this stamp as I've used it a few times already! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  8. Wow, what a dramatic card! The chalkboard technique is a wonderful background and just makes the bright colored hearts just POP!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!