Say it with…red, black and white

Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps | 17 comments

Hi crafty lovers,

This week at AnnaBelle Stamps is a colour challenge…and a fun one at that! Red, black and white.

I used the recently released Love Birds set to create this one. White embossing onto black always makes a bold statement. I couldn’t have made this card cleanly though without my anti-static pillow. I am a perfectionist, so when it comes to embossing my anti-static pillow certainly is my best friend (but I will still go in with a fine paintbrush and remove any strays before I heat set!)

Hope you can play along. Oh and have you checked out the new Stamp, Embellish, Create Ning site?What is it you ask? Check out all the detail here. Sign up and join this new on-line stamping community….it’s free!


Stamps:  AnnaBelle Stamps Love Birds stamp set
Ink: Versamark Watermark ink
Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white card – square, black and red card
Other Supplies: American Craft Zing embossing powder – Opaque white, heat gun, foam dimensionals, silver thread, Annabelle metallic sprinkles, anti static pillow, glossy accents (to adhere bows), Carl Craft heart punch small

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT have created. The Belles’ links are on my side bar. Hope you can join us this week.

Thanks for visiting.


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  1. not only does white embossing on black make a statement but so does this gorgeous card!!! I love every single bit of it, and the pop of red in the hearts is perfect! 🙂

  2. It’s a cracking card Marion….love it!

  3. This is so gorgeous Marion! Love the white on black!

  4. Stunning. I love your work.

  5. I can honestly say I’ve never embossed on black! This is amazing! Done to perfection!

  6. Gorgeous! Your white embossing is amazing and I love the pops of red.

  7. Love how the white and red pop on the black, fabulous!

  8. Totally fabulous Marion! Love how the white embossing really pops on the black! oooooh, and those gorgeous birdhouses… they are just so ‘Marion’, LOVE it!

  9. Wow, being a perfectionist has certainly paid off Marion – your embossing is just gorgeous! Fabulous card 🙂

  10. Wow, that’s wonderful Marion !
    You did a great job with the embossing, such a striking design…love it :0)
    Jenny x

  11. This just oozes sweetness, the embossing makes the perfect statement with those cute little red hearts.

  12. I agree with everyone – the white on black really pops! Gorgeous!

  13. Really bold and dramatic look! The red hearts stand out beautifully! Stunning card Marion, LOVE it!

  14. Wow … this is fabulous … love the white on black with the pop of red …. stunning!

  15. What a stunning card Marion! LOVE everything about it, gorgeous work!!!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  16. Ooh love this bold and bright look! Great card, Marion!

  17. I’m with you – I get a little crazy about those stray bits of embossing powder! Love your fabulous card and those sweet little hearts.

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