Monday, June 20, 2011

Black & White with a Pop of Red!

Here's a card that's just black and white ... with a pop of one colour; I love the POP! of red against the stark black and white, so each section of my accordion card has a touch of red.

I used two Mini Magnolias on this project: Secret Tilda and New Years Edwin. I also kept the colouring of these two stamps monochrome (Copic list is below).


I didn't use any patterned paper again! Instead, I cut and folded black Bazzill cardstock for the base. The front of each section has a panel that's been embossed using my Cuttlebug. I kept to a dot pattern both in the embossing and in the ribbons for continuity.

Spellbinders scalloped circles were cut and some Michael's pearls in both black and white added. A few other stamps from my stash were used here and there, including one that had balloons in it. After colouring with Copics, I added some gloss with All Night Media's Clear Gloss, then attached six strings of white thread so Edwin could hold them. Dimension was added with foam under Tilda, Edwin and the balloons.

Here are the Copics I used:

Tilda:  C0, C1, C2, C3, C4
Edwin:  N0, N1, N3, N4, N5
Balloons:  R20, R29, R46, R59

34 comments:

  1. This is absolutely adorable, Maureen! I'm like you, I LOVE a pop of red with black and white! It just pops right off the screen at me! Adorable images and gorgeous card!! hugs, Sharon

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  2. Hi Sharon, Wow! what a striking card you've created, I love the fact that no paper has been used, wonderful effect on Tilda's present and Edwins baloons. Fab creation.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  3. Love your tri fold card Maureen! The images look great-beautiful card!

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  4. Just love the folding and the colours:)

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  5. You did an amazing job Maureen. I love the unique fold you used on your card and that each panel has a touch of bright red on it. Cute, cute card...hugs...Barb

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  6. Great card! Love the bright red balloons. Such a fun card!

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  7. Beautiful card! I think black and white with a pop of red is my favorite color combo. I love the accordion card. I also love that you did not use any patterned paper.

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  8. Maureen, this is very cool how this card folds out! Beautiful card with the different images..
    happy week to you dear...hugzzzzzzzzzz Janiel

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  9. WOW, that red really does POP! Great job. Love the way your colored the balloons, they really stand out.

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  10. STUNNER! a super accordion fold card. I am gonna have to try this. love the RED pop! Wicked awesome MINIs! Thanks for inspiring!

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  11. Love the accordion fold especially with those pops of read. Darling stamps, and the B/W ribbon, wow that just makes it!
    Patti
    www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

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  12. Great card! Love the stark look of black and white without lots of patterns on the paper. The accordion fold for this card using both Tilda and Edwin on their own page is wonderful.

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  13. Sweet folded card!

    ** kate **

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  14. Maureen, this card is lovely! Love the design, the embossing, the touch of red on each section....awesome job!

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  15. So cute Maureen.

    Hugs Monique

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  16. Hi Maureen! What a fun card! I love it! The red ribbon and Balloons are brilliant! This card is simply gorgeous!
    I hope that your having a great day!
    hugs, Sheryl

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  17. Oh how awesome!!! Love the unusual fold!
    Rene :D

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  18. Great creation. Love the card.

    hugs,
    danielle

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  19. Nice card Maureen .I like the way it opens. Very striking!
    Hugs Julie P

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  20. Lovely folds and cute images arrangement on each fold. Too sweet and thanks for sharing Maureen :-)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  21. Hi Maureen!

    Very cool card! I still can't believe you didn't use any dp's...I've been looking really close too!

    Angie

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  22. I love this card! So awesome! I've never seen a card like this before :O) Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Love your z fold card Maureen! So striking with the black and white and the reds really do POP! What a great and fun design!!!

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  24. Love your z fold card Maureen! So striking with the black and white and the reds really do POP! What a great and fun design!!!

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  25. Oh so cool card Maureen--love the fold and great black & white images. Makes me think of a vintage b&w movie--beautifully done!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  26. Wow!!! your card is Awesome. I love the way the red makes the card pop. I love the folds and your style. Your cards are Stunning.

    Thanks for sharing

    Hugs Julie

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  27. Well...this is just amazing! Love your card design so much!!!

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  28. Love this fold out card. I love that you only used embossing on the card stock instead of DP. Love those red balloons.
    Hugs Maz

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  29. Maureen, This is absolutely stunning. I love the texture effect rather than DP as it truly showcases the Tilda and Edwin and adds extra interest to your card. The coluring of the images is superb, especially love the pop with the red balloons, lets hope they wait till after the party to pop!
    hugs, Diana in very hot Arizona

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  30. great concertina card. lovely;.
    kathleen mc xx

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  31. Wow gorgeous tri fold card. I love all of it.
    Francy

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  32. Hop hop i hopt to your beautyful card. Gorgeous card.
    love aartje

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