Friday, 28 February 2014

Popping Petals CQC230


I got quite a lot done yesterday so today I've got another card challenge for you - today its for Colour Q. And again its another really lovely colour combo - but different from colours I usually use.

Tonight I'm going to meet little Arthur! He's my bestie's new babe and also lil bro to my gorgeous godson, Euan! They are such a lovely family and I can't wait to hang with them all this evening, eat pizza and of course have LOTS of cuddles! 

As I was thinking about this combo I decided how striking this combo would be to use black as the main base colour and add pops of colour! 

Stamp Set: Petite Petals, Lots of Thanks, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Versa Mark
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit
Punch: Bird Builder, Petite Petals, Itty Bitty
Embellishments: Pearls
Other: White Embossing Powder

Okay, I am just loving this. I've never been a black girl. I do like colour but I wouldn't say I like dramatic pops of colour like this. However, recently this has really grown on me - I am just loving colour pops against the black! 

After fiddling around with the flowers for a little while on the black card base I decided that it needed something else to ground it so I dug out the gorgeous grunge set and embossed the splatters in white! It was just the perfect background. The flowers' petals are bent up for a bit more dimension. The branch from the bird builder punch made the perfect leaves for the flowers - I just snipped off the three/four leaves and discarded the extra leaves and branch. 

When it came to the sentiment, I really thought I wanted to emboss a sentiment but I was feeling really happy with my card and I was actually feeling pretty nervous about screwing up my card. For that reason I decided to emboss my sentiment on a separate piece of cardstock and then add it over to. Using the tone on tone look it doesn't detract so much as using another colour would have and allowed me to add just a tiny pop of colour with a couple leaves and mini flower! 

What do you think to this card? Are you liking the black and colour "pop" look? 

Happy Stampin',


  1. Love that you used the black background

  2. The black card base gives it a smart and sophisticated look, and really does pop the color. The white embossed splatters behind the flowers was a great idea to add further contrast. Love this!

  3. I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at

    1. Thank you! That's very sweet of you! x

  4. Ooh those white paint splatters on the black are gorgeous! That turns a beautiful card into something really special.
    Rosey x

  5. Love how you've used those bright colours completely against the black - it looks so striking and the white paint is the perfect embellishment! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!