Charlene is our hostess for February and this week she gave us a 'sweet' challenge. There had to be something sweet involved in our creations. Well......I actually started out with this unmounted sentiment which I bought years ago and have never used. So I built the card from there. I then thought of an old SU set that has all sorts of chocolate images......initially thinking I would go with the large candy kiss in the set, but when I saw this image, I thought it was perfect for the sentiment. I did not want this to necessarily be a Valentine so I did the pink with blue so it could just be a friendship card.
Stampin' B's Challenge #46 Positive/Negative
The challenge for the Stampin' B's this week was to make a positive/negative card. These happen to be a favorite of mine, so I decided to try something new. I have a tendency to always use black and white embossing powder for this technique, along with just black and white papers for my image. Today I decided to play around with some colored embossing powder I bought at a convention.....and it has since been gathering dust in the workshop. Now, I will be the first to admit that black and white gives you the most contract and 'bang for the buck', but I also LOVE this effect......it is soft and, I think, elegant. In real life there is a bit more contrast, but I think you certainly can get the idea here.
I used one of my fav retired SU sets for the kimono, which always brings me a smile cuz it reminds me of my 'once in a lifetime' trip to Japan years ago which was one of the highlights of my life. I can remember that month long trip as if we just got home yesterday. What a wonderful land which provided so many wonderful experiences and memories. The punch is by Marvy (I think).....!!!!
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