Friday, June 10, 2011

JAI 71 - Just add black and white

Hello there,

well its time again for another Just Add Ink challenge - and this week we want you to just add black and white.

I made my card not long after returning from Convention in Melbourne and I definitely had a case of butterflies on the brain (largely due to the fabulous wow presentation by Kirsty Brown). So butterfly it was :)

Because of the black/white colour scheme I wanted to make sure that I added lots of texture in different ways. First up embossing. I clear embossed a swirl on the main Whisper White panel (only catch is that its darn hard to get a decent photo of it). This panel was mounted on dimensionals above the base. I also black embossed the flowering branch from Elements of Style. Then die cut a butterfly from it. Next I cut a smaller black and vellum (to tone down the black) butterflies to layer over my flower embossed one. I finished off the butterfly by adding some rhinestones and black hemp twine antennae. The butterfly was mounted on a textured scalloped black square, and all of that was mounted on dimensionals above the white embossed layer. Last touch was to wrap some black hemp twine under the butterfly panel and tie on a sentiment tag. The inside was finished with a swirl and some more butterflies.

Black and white does make for a striking combination so if you can why don't you have a go!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Elements of Style
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies BigZ die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Scallop Square duo BigZ die, 1" circle punch, Linen and Canvas Impression plate (PaperTrey Inc), Black hemp twine (R), Jewels - rhinestones, Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. Beautiful Kim, I love all the Butterflies and the different layers and techniques you have used. Chantell

  2. This is simply stunning and nothing less!! What a fabulous, elegant and chic black and white card.

  3. A beautiful card and beautiful butterflies too! I want to play around with that Die more now after Convention.

  4. Ooooo this is lovely Kim! I really like the different layers you've made and the inside is gorgeous! Yes that fabbo Kirsty sure knows her butterflies!! Beautiful as always dear friend!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  5. This is just lovely Kim, l especially love the embossed layers, that background is gorgeous, so soft and elegant, l really must use my butterfly die more, yours is a stunner with the vellum.

  6. LOVE that black hemp twine - where did you get that? Is that SU?
    Beautiful, elegant card - absolutely love Elements of Style done in black on white!

  7. Love the clear embossed swirl on the front Kim, I hadn't noticed that originally but it adds a lot of dimension to the card and looks beautiful. Love that you embellished the inside of your card too, you have inspired me to stop being so lazy and do some decorating to the inside too. :)

  8. This is just lovely Kim. Love that vellum butterfly on top, packs a bit of a punch. I always love the way you decorate the inside of your cards too.



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