Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Sparkle On

I'm working with a new set of stamps this week from Creative Expressions, something a little more sophisticated for me, If The Crown Fits A5 Stamp Plate.

As soon as I saw the stamps I knew I wanted to create something in classic black and white.  I began with an embossed background using the Spellbinder M-Bossabilities Hearts Embossing Folder.
I matted the embossed piece onto a piece of black card and added faux stitching with a white pen for a little more interest. I stamped the fabulously ornate crown onto white card using Black Archival Ink, matting onto black card and adding clear gems for added dimension. I also added a pewter crown embellishment to the top corner to echo the stamped image. I stamped "Sparkle On" onto white card and added to the bottom of the crown.
I cut a heart from white card, sponged the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink, stamped the sentiment with Black Archival Ink and added to the top of my card, tucking behind my stamped panel. For further interest I included an ornate pewter key.
To add to the sophisticated feel of my card I added a large black bow, large Dazzler embellishment and black hat pins.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

15 comments:

khairul044 said...

Hi There, I just spent a little time reading through your posts, which I found entirely by mistake whilst researching one of my projects. Please continue to write more because it’s unusual that someone has something interesting to say about this. Will be waiting for more!

lynne said...

Such a classy card Tracy and brimming with elegance.
Wishes
Lynne

butterfly said...

So elegant, Tracy - I love the drama of the b&w, and the silver embellishments are perfect!
Alison x

inkypinkycraft said...

love the colours you have used...trace x

Sue said...

A beautiful elegant card Tracey. Isn't it amazing how simple things like the faux stitching add so much to a card x

Gillian .... said...

So elegant Tracy, love the monochromatic look. xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous Tracy, love the black and white so striking!
hugs Lynn

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the dry embossing. Thanks for the visit. :)

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card Tracy, I do love black and white, it is so dramatic and you are right about that crown stamp, it is fabulous. Hugs, Anne x

May said...

Beautiful elegant card... Love that crown...fabulous embellishments & design...The black & white is so striking! Hugs May x x x

Lisa Somerville said...

Very striking! Love the embellies and added embossing!

Brenda Brown said...

Wow so different for you Tracy, but a stunning card, elegant and sophisticated.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Elaine said...

Love this card - great stamps and it looks so sophisticated in black and white!!

Carol Q said...

lovely Tracy. that crown stamp's gorgeous and I love the bling on it.

Suzanne C said...

Very elegant! Love the stick pins in the ribbon and the gems in the crown. Sweet card!