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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Joy in White, Black and Red

I love the look of white, black and red.  I can't remember a time when I didn't love the combination.  How happy I was, therefore, to find the new challenge at Make My Monday to be:

BLACK, WHITE AND A SPLASH OF
RED

The other challenge that I had planned to enter, the Paper Plunge, was asking for a clean and simple card.  Of course I combined the two.  They were a match made in heaven.

I began with a base of Naturals White, then a layer of Basic Black and then a layer of Whisper White.  I embossed the Whisper White with a Tim Holtz embossing folder of pine trees and sponged them lightly with black to emphasize their texture.  Then I stamped the deer from the retired Winter Post stamp set in Memento black ink.  I added a red nose with my Stampin' Real Red Marker and then added a bit of dazzle with the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.  Finally I stamped my simple sentiment from the Endless Wishes stamp set using Real Red ink and jazzed up the dot on the "j" by turning it into a star with my marker.


For more cards using these colours, check out Make My Monday.

For more cards that are clean and simple, check out The Paper Plunge.

     Stamps used:  Winter Post (retired), Endless Wishes
     Paper used:  Naturals White, Basic Black, Whisper White
     Inks used:  Memento Black, Real Red
     Tools and Embellishments:  Big Shot, Sponge, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details,
         Stampin' Marker Real Red, Tim Holtz fir trees embossing folder

14 comments:

  1. Hi Heidi - what a beautiful card, love the white trees and the red sentiment, so clean and simple too - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Jacqueline. This a a card that simply looks better in person. There is a sparkle to his red nose as well which my camera wasn't able to capture.

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  2. I love the simplicity of this beautiful Christmas card! Highlighting the embossed images was just perfect! Thank you so much for taking 'The Plunge' with us this week!

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    1. Thank you very much, Leslie. I've been running around so much I wasn't sure I'd make it into the challenge.

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  3. Love your card, Heidi. It's so simple & serene. Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Plunge. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.

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    1. Thanks so much, Helen. I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with family and love.

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  4. What a stunning card! I love the simplicity of the scene. I love how you used the embossing folder with the punch. The red word is the perfect touch. So glad you took the "Plunge" with us this week. Hope you will play again next week.

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    1. Thanks so much, Robbie. I actually didn't use a punch on this card, but I do love that trees embossing folder.

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  5. Just gorgeous Heidi and so classy and elegant in design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week.
    Fliss x

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    1. Thanks so much, Fliss. I enjoyed the simplicity of the design.

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  6. Great card, again, Heidi! Love the simplicity and majesty of this card! We appreciate you playing with us over at The Paper Plunge!

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    1. Thank you very much, Amanda. I'm looking forward to the next challenge.

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  7. I love this , so sophisticated and understated... beautiful
    Suzi B x

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    1. Thanks so much, Suzi. I love its simplicity.

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