Thursday, January 5, 2023

Let's Craft & Create - January 2023 Challenge/Black & White


When I read the "Black & White" optional theme for the Let's Craft & Create Blog challenge this month, I immediately thought of a stack of black and white patterned papers I've had in my stash for years! Additionally, I am trying to beef up my stash of "everyday" cards just so I can drop folks a line when the occasion arises. 

I started with a bold "hello" sentiment from Joy Clair Designs' Such A Blessing Digital Stamp set.  The thing I love about digital stamps is my ability to adjust the size of the image.  I sized the word and angled it to fit with the MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics die.

CAS cards are not my usual style, so my eye looks to add some visual interest, which I did using an embossing folder for the white portion of the card.  A little buffer over the sentiment before I ran it through my machine helped soften the embossing detail. 

My next step was to put the card together and add two clusters of embellishments to finish it off.  This design is simple and quick to put together.  Different patterned papers would give it a wide variety of looks!  Hope you are inspired to give it a try.  

I used the same "hello" sentiment in this fall card and sunflower card.  I love the font and the versatility of using a digital image.  Plus, the rest of the images in the set are gorgeous as well!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
In kindness, Cathy

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  1. Fantastic design! Love the polka dots and plain white flap. Thanks for sharing at the Colorful Options January Challenge.

  2. I love the angled scallop on here. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Colorful Options. :)

    Sara Lihz