11 April 2016

Kraft+ April'16 Challenge~Kraftboard #2 with Black&White~Entry No.2

"Thank You Card"

I loved the look of the Moodboard Challenge at Kraft+ so much this month, that I wanted to play along again, this time making a card.  Here is the fabulous Moodboard once again:
Apart from the obvious black and white combination, I also drew inspiration from the three circular shapes, and decided to put three pretty flowers as the feature on my card.
I stamped the pansy image using the 'Flower Shop" stamp set by Stampin' Up! in VersaMark on Kraft cardstock and heat embossed it in black.  I then watercoloured the images in with white, allowing the moisture to sink into the Kraft cardstock, and then building up the white until I was happy with it.  I then added some black and grey tones over the embossed area, and topped up the centre with white watercolour as well.  I then used the co-ordinating punch by Stampin' Up! to cut out the pansies.

I used a piece of Kraft cardstock a bit smaller than my card size so that I could edge it with 'Black Soot' Distress Ink.  I stamped the "Thank You" sentiment from the 'Four You' stamp set by Stampin' Up! in VersaMark and heat embossed it in black.

I wanted to add a bit more texture to the card front, and so I heated my panel from the underside with my heat gun.  Once it was warm, I sprinkled black embossing powder randomly and continued to apply heat from the underside for a few minutes.  I then carefully (and from a distance!) applied heat from above my panel to set the embossing powder.  Quite a bit of it still 'flew away', but I got an effect I was happy with.

In constructing my card, I used a piece of organza ribbon by Stampin' Up! to put across my panel.  I clustered my flowers, using foam squares for the front one.  Once I had adhered my panel to the front of my card, I realised the card needed something else.  I added three white enamel dots in a triangular shape (with two around the sentiment to draw the eye).

I'm really happy with how this card turned out, and I'm even more thrilled to be crafting again after an annoying hiatus while my mojo went on a little vacation (without taking me!).

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Beautiful card Deb, love the final touch of the three white dots x

  2. Wonderful card Deb. Love the details in the flowers and how you've taken you're inspiration. Good to see your mojo is back and you're crafting again.
    Louise xo

  3. Glad to see you back creating Deb and can see you've had a tonne of fun with this one.

  4. Great inspiration from the moodboard Deb, the black sprinkled embossing was genius!

  5. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us again over @ Kraft+ :)


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