Jun 13 2009

A Study in Gray

I’ve been wanting to do a series of Black and White cards.  Julie Dinn put a bug in my head with her gorgeous samples.  So, for today’s Stamping411 Sketch Challenge, I decided to do a card in shades of white and gray.  Walk in the Park Designer Paper, available in the Occasions Mini, is perfect!

I started with a base card of Going Gray (available in the Neutrals Assortment Package) and layered Whisper White on top.  I cut two different pattern strips of the Walk in the Park DSP and placed on on the left and one across the top per the sketch.  I really wanted to add some ribbon across the top, but it just didn’t look right to me.  Then I used the stamp set Heartfelt Thanks again (hey…it was on top of my messy desk and convenient!) and stamped the top blossom in Going Gray and the stem in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock.  I layered it on Basic Gray and then Basic Black to make it POP! 

For the medallion, I used Frames with a Flourish (another stamp set that is retiring, but is SO versatile!) and stamped the circle with Basic Gray on Whisper White.  For You is from All Holidays Stamp Set.  I punched it with my 1 3/8 circle punch and then did the same Scallop Circle trick from yesterday!  (I placed the Going Gray scallop circle back in the punch, moved it over slightly and repunched to make pointed scallops!)  I added a large Clear Rhinestone Brad in the center of the flower and a small clear Rhinestone brad over For You.  These are now available separately rather than just the Pretties Kit!

Pretty simple card to create,but it is dramatic, I think!  Make sure to check out what the other gals did with this sketch on Stamping 411!





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5 People have left comments on this post

Jun 13, 2009 - 08:06:51
Lee Conrey said:

This is GREAT in Gray. I would have never tried that. Love it!

Jun 13, 2009 - 08:06:03
Kim Howard said:

Connie: This black/white/grey card looks awesome!! I would never think to use it with this set but it looks fantastic!

Jun 13, 2009 - 10:06:54
Twila Davis said:

Love your study in gray.

Jun 13, 2009 - 12:06:25

This is gorgeous! I really love the study in grey. I’m so going to miss this set!

Jun 13, 2009 - 01:06:01

Beautiful, Connie! Into my idea file – I need to re-ink Heartfelt before it goes bye-bye!