I send one anniversary card each year and it's this weekend, so the theme of my card was a given. The Hello Lovely flower image from Concord & 9th was just right for my sister-in-law. She's way into black and white so I loved the idea of not coloring the flowers and having them cross the stripe in the sketch which I turned into three colors to give it some extra pop.
The stripes are not on top of the white background because that always causes problems with some of the stamped image not showing right at the drop-off between the stripes and the white. So I took the time to cut the top white panel, the three stripes and the bottom. My stamp positioner was critical because I could line them up and use some temporary adhesive down the left side. Plus it allowed me to stamp it a couple of times to get the vivid black.
Thanks to Jacquie for the inspiration! I hope to see all of you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
Dies: Poppystamps Simple Happy Anniversary (ret)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Wow I love how you dropped those colored strips into your b/w design! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love the clean and modern feel of this gorgeous design, Kim! The floral image is flawless as it crosses over the the white and colored panels.ReplyDelete
The big bouquet works great with this sketch and I love the colors of the strips of paper you used and the Happy Anniversary Die to complete your card.ReplyDelete
Love your use of color, this is beautiful Kim!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card. I love the way you did the stipes and the way you cut the white panels also. Great idea. TFSReplyDelete
Oh wow Kim! This card is so pretty! I love that stamp - I just can't do it justice like this!!! Love the diecut sentiment as well!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful and the non-coloured image with the strips of colour creates such a striking look!ReplyDelete
OH this is wonderful! I love how you've left your colours shine with the un-coloured image! Fabulously creative!ReplyDelete