November 16, 2009

{MTSC48} It's all Black & White!

YaY, it's time for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!

Whatzup with all my monochromatic cards lately? I've been *trying* to use only Stampin' Up! designer paper and that is difficult for me because I love ALL the different dp's and enjoy using them! Little my little, I'm getting some new ones from SU and this one is my new favorite! Check it out in the Holiday Mini Catalog, page 11! It's the Night & Day Specialty Designer Series Paper ~ all black and white prints with elegant, symmetrical designs.

For this card, I cut a 6-1/2" square of whisper white for the base, lfolded it in half and layered on basic black and the designer paper according to Mercy's sketch. (well, similar anyway! ;) I stamped the Upsy Daisy flowers and sentiment in black and clear embossed. What do you think? It's just seems a little blah to me.

For some real stampin' inspiration, click on the links below and hop on over and see what Mercy and her Muses have created for you this week:

Mercy Kerin (Queen Muse!)
Viv Holden (November Guest Muse)
Cindy Haffner
Pam Varnell

Julie Lacey
Crystal Birr

Jackie Pedro
Jessica Diedrich

If you want to join the FUN, simply create a card or scrapbook layout using Mercy's sketch and then link your creation to the post on her blog.

Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!


Quote for Today ~

I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party!

~Betsy CaƱas Garmon

14 comments:

Pam Varnell said...

This is simply gorgeous Pam. Love the black and white. I have always loved that stamp set too. Hugs!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so gorgeous, Pam!! LOVE the black and white...so elegant!!

Mercy said...

lady...this is so stunning in black and white! gorgeous dp, clean and crisp lines, amazing accents...love that sentiment panel!

thanks for another wonderful sample this week, pam...YOU ROCK!

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Viv said...

Pam, your card is quite simply dee-lightful! I LOVE black and white and you've taken the colours to a new level with this beauty!
Hugs Viv xx

the whimsical butterfly said...

What a striking card in the Black and white color combo! Gorgeous, Pam!

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect, I LOVE the black!!

Lynn said...

What an awesome card! The black and white is so striking!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Pam!! I love the striking black and white! So pretty!!

Susan G said...

I love black and white. I always add just a touch of red--that brightens it up for me. I have to use this stamp more because it's one of my favorites.

chelemom said...

This is such a classy card!

Stamp and Smile said...

You nailed this sketch! Love the crisp clean look of the black and white... :) Wonderful elements to your card Pam... LOVE your quote for today!! :)

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

Gorgeous as always Pam!! Love the black and white and the mini clip is the perfect touch!

Kristin said...

Pam, thaks for your sweet comment on my blog! This black and white creation of yours is stunning! I too love that paper! Can't wait to see the purple card you're thinking of like the poster in the salon you saw!!

Tameko said...

Lovely card. You cant go wrong with black and white.