Saturday, November 7, 2009

Red, White, and Black


I love these three colors together. They are so bold and bring such a clean look to artwork. That's one of the reasons I wanted to participate in this week's Play Date challenge with the requirements of using these 3 colors.
As a sidenote, I will tell you these were my wedding colors 19+ years ago. I wore white, Jerry & his best man wore black with a touch of red in the cumberbunds, and my maid of honor wore a black lace dress. Our wedding was accented with red roses. Okay back to the card!
I used my scalloped nestabilities to make the hole in the front of the card. I also embossed the edges of the scalloped circles, but that is harder to see in the picture. I used my CTMH Soulmates stamp set for the hearts. To make the red pop, I stamped the hearts in Dazzle Versamark and then embossed them with cranberry embossing powder.
To make the clear buttons at the top match and stand out just a little bit more, I used liquid glass and black print paper. It's a great way to get those pretty buttons without paying a fortune! Just put a little liquid glass (or gloss accents/crystal effects) on the back of your buttons and place it on matching paper. It works as an adhesive. I then threaded the buttons with cranberry waxy flax. Of course, with these colors, you just must have rhinestones. Red sparkles gave the finishing touch to the card. Enjoy!

11 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

What a nice story to share with these colors...so glad you played along with us at The Play Date Cafe Challenge...Beautiful card!

Laurel said...

Beautiful card!

Jamie Harder said...

Gorgeous! Love that color combo!!

Karen said...

Beautiful card. It's fun to hear about your wedding colors, too. My SIL, who got married 2 months before us, used those colors as well. So classy!

CelticWoman said...

all of your texture on this is stunning. Thanks for taking the Play Date Cafe Challenge with us. Sandi

Julie said...

What a beautiful card--lovely job!

Anne Jagger said...

It's lovely

Dawn said...

How stunning these colors are together! I also love this combo it always reminds me of romance.My husband told me he loved me the first time on Valentine's Day and these were the colors all around us.Thanks for bringing up that wonderful memory for me.Blessing to you ...hugz

*Alison* said...

I really like all your elements the embossing and the hearts :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. I hope you come back for our next challenge too..

~I have free digi stamps on my blog and BLOG CANDY in the upper right corner too

Kim said...

Wowza, love this card! That stamp is one of my favorites! Love the striking contrast of the red, black and white! All your details are just so very scrummy!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Sarah Anderson said...

I wanted red roses in my wedding bouquet but my Mum, who was doing my flowers, wouldn't let me!!!!
Lovely card, great story :)