Monday, 22 February 2016

Arguing black's white

When I was a little girl, my gran used to say, of anyone who disagreed with her, "They'd argue black's white" so this card is dedicated to the memory of her, because I've made a CAS card with black used for the "white" space. It's not exactly as I'd planned it though - I'd really wanted the sentiment to be pink, but neither my pink inkpad not pink embossing powder was man enough for the job, they both had a degree of transparency which made the sentiment look grey rather than pink, so I ended up making it white instead. So I used white opaque gems for the flower centres to link in with the white stamping.

The embossing folder was, I think, a magazine freebie and the flowers and leaves are die cut from snippets.

 
I am sharing this card with
 
Ooh La la Creations - Clean and Simple
Allsorts Challenge - Birthday Wishes 
Less is More - add some texture 
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 217 

17 comments:

  1. This card looks great! Simple and very sophisticated.

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  2. Don't you just hate it when colors won't play nicely together ! I love black so your card instantly appealed to me. love the embossing and the white sentiment.

    Marie

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  3. Love it!! That black really rocks and caught my eye immediately, great work.

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  4. Those sweet flowers really pop against the black and work perfectly with the embossing folder too! Black definitely IS white in this case :)

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  5. Wowzer! I love this Jane. Barbxx

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  6. WOW! This really grabbed my attention in my reader Jane! It literally jumped out at me! Just fabulous! Have a really lovely week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  7. Certainly a very striking card and I love your black "white space"!
    Thanks for coming over to play in the Snippets Playground again.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. Really lovely and striking card,
    Sarita x

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  9. Your black certainly is 'white' Jane and fabulous it looks too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. Great CAS card. So different using the black as a base card Jane.....I like it. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

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  11. Oh, I love this - so striking and different, but pretty. I bet your gran would have loved to receive a card like this and she would definitely have appreciated the humour behind it! Great work!

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  12. What a great take on the challenge it looks fab.
    Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  13. Fantastic take on the challenge. Love the textured black card and still a CAS-tastic card Jane.
    thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  14. What a striking card, Jane! I somehow missed this when you posted it. xx

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  15. Fabulous card! Love your Granny's saying, my Mum says the same thing.
    Sharon xx

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  16. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Birthday Wishes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  17. Sorry to be so late commenting, what a super card Jane, love your 'white space'!
    Thanks for joining our challenge
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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