Something about the combination of black and white speaks elegance. Add a splash of burgundy and you have something glorious. The fabulous Design Team at The Play Date Cafe know all about it. Their challenge for this week is just that ... a color combination inspired by this wonderful photo of columbine.
Add in a pattern, like damask as described by Moxie Fab World (the inspiration here is something you must see) and you have a vintage card for the Holidays.
The card base is Bravo Burgundy cardstock layered with Whisper White. The photo is at an angle so that you could see the color clearly. Only two classic ink pads were used - Bravo Burgundy (tag) and of course Basic Black. I layered on various scraps of black and white Designer Series Papers - some edged with our Eyelet Border Punch or our Scallop Edge Border Punch. The outside edges were brushed with Frost White Shimmer Paint to add a bit of soft reflection. The stamp set is pure vintage (the theme for this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show). This silhoutte is just one of the stamps that I adore in this set ... and there is so much more. It's called Welcome Christmas.
The bow is pure and simple. A length of Black Satin tied around a scrap of Black and White Striped Grosgrain. As you can tell ... I save any little piece of this fabulous ribbon. The sweet little tag is punch out with our Jewelry Tag Punch and is actually just a piece of the sentiment found in A Wish for Peace stamp set. I encourage you to look at your greetings and sentiments ... there is lots of potential with this little punch. Tied on with white string and embellished with stick pins, buttons, and Black Flourish Designer Jewels - my card is complete.
I hope you enjoyed today's visit...thank you for stopping by!