Monday, June 20, 2011

Black & White with a Pop of Red!

Here's a card that's just black and white ... with a pop of one colour; I love the POP! of red against the stark black and white, so each section of my accordion card has a touch of red.

I used two Mini Magnolias on this project: Secret Tilda and New Years Edwin. I also kept the colouring of these two stamps monochrome (Copic list is below).


I didn't use any patterned paper again! Instead, I cut and folded black Bazzill cardstock for the base. The front of each section has a panel that's been embossed using my Cuttlebug. I kept to a dot pattern both in the embossing and in the ribbons for continuity.

Spellbinders scalloped circles were cut and some Michael's pearls in both black and white added. A few other stamps from my stash were used here and there, including one that had balloons in it. After colouring with Copics, I added some gloss with All Night Media's Clear Gloss, then attached six strings of white thread so Edwin could hold them. Dimension was added with foam under Tilda, Edwin and the balloons.

Here are the Copics I used:

Tilda:  C0, C1, C2, C3, C4
Edwin:  N0, N1, N3, N4, N5
Balloons:  R20, R29, R46, R59

34 people wrote stuff:

Sharon Caudle said...

This is absolutely adorable, Maureen! I'm like you, I LOVE a pop of red with black and white! It just pops right off the screen at me! Adorable images and gorgeous card!! hugs, Sharon

Suzi said...

Hi Sharon, Wow! what a striking card you've created, I love the fact that no paper has been used, wonderful effect on Tilda's present and Edwins baloons. Fab creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

Cheryl said...

Love your tri fold card Maureen! The images look great-beautiful card!

bettand said...

Just love the folding and the colours:)

Barb Hardeman said...

You did an amazing job Maureen. I love the unique fold you used on your card and that each panel has a touch of bright red on it. Cute, cute card...hugs...Barb

Karen's Fun Blog said...

cute card! : )

Lisette Morris said...

Great card! Love the bright red balloons. Such a fun card!

Delo said...

Beautiful card! I think black and white with a pop of red is my favorite color combo. I love the accordion card. I also love that you did not use any patterned paper.

Janiel/ janny said...

Maureen, this is very cool how this card folds out! Beautiful card with the different images..
happy week to you dear...hugzzzzzzzzzz Janiel

Becca Fabozzi said...

WOW, that red really does POP! Great job. Love the way your colored the balloons, they really stand out.

Cor* said...

STUNNER! a super accordion fold card. I am gonna have to try this. love the RED pop! Wicked awesome MINIs! Thanks for inspiring!

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Love the accordion fold especially with those pops of read. Darling stamps, and the B/W ribbon, wow that just makes it!
Patti
www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

carrie said...

Great card! Love the stark look of black and white without lots of patterns on the paper. The accordion fold for this card using both Tilda and Edwin on their own page is wonderful.

Kate said...

Sweet folded card!

** kate **

Beth said...

Maureen, this card is lovely! Love the design, the embossing, the touch of red on each section....awesome job!

Monique said...

So cute Maureen.

Hugs Monique

Sheryl said...

Hi Maureen! What a fun card! I love it! The red ribbon and Balloons are brilliant! This card is simply gorgeous!
I hope that your having a great day!
hugs, Sheryl

Rene said...

Oh how awesome!!! Love the unusual fold!
Rene :D

Danielle said...

Great creation. Love the card.

hugs,
danielle

julieprice3 said...

Nice card Maureen .I like the way it opens. Very striking!
Hugs Julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely folds and cute images arrangement on each fold. Too sweet and thanks for sharing Maureen :-)
Hugs,
Cabio

Angie said...

Hi Maureen!

Very cool card! I still can't believe you didn't use any dp's...I've been looking really close too!

Angie

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I love this card! So awesome! I've never seen a card like this before :O) Thanks for sharing!

Patti Jo said...

Love your z fold card Maureen! So striking with the black and white and the reds really do POP! What a great and fun design!!!

Patti Jo said...

Love your z fold card Maureen! So striking with the black and white and the reds really do POP! What a great and fun design!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Oh so cool card Maureen--love the fold and great black & white images. Makes me think of a vintage b&w movie--beautifully done!

hugz,
Suzanne

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow!!! your card is Awesome. I love the way the red makes the card pop. I love the folds and your style. Your cards are Stunning.

Thanks for sharing

Hugs Julie

Sheri said...

Well...this is just amazing! Love your card design so much!!!

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Only By His Grace said...

Love this fold out card. I love that you only used embossing on the card stock instead of DP. Love those red balloons.
Hugs Maz

Diana Crick said...

Maureen, This is absolutely stunning. I love the texture effect rather than DP as it truly showcases the Tilda and Edwin and adds extra interest to your card. The coluring of the images is superb, especially love the pop with the red balloons, lets hope they wait till after the party to pop!
hugs, Diana in very hot Arizona

Kathleen said...

great concertina card. lovely;.
kathleen mc xx

Francy said...

Wow gorgeous tri fold card. I love all of it.
Francy

Aartje said...

Hop hop i hopt to your beautyful card. Gorgeous card.
love aartje

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