Monday, August 04, 2008

SIYJ Challenge: Black and White with a Splash

German Phrase of the day: Machst du kaefer? = Do you like bugs? I do like bugs...especially since that is our daughter's nickname! In German we call her Julia Kaefer-Kaefer! :-) (someday I'll have my husband show me how to get the oomlots...but for now I cheat and just use an e after the letter that should have an oomlot - it helps for pronunciation too.)

One of Charmaine's challenges Friday night was to create a black and white card with just a little splash of color. It was a very fun challenge, although Wade does make it a little easier. I colored him in with my prismacolor pencils, then used some crystal effects on his goggles and flippers. I stuck with the more classic colors for an old fashioned snorkeling setup, to match his old fashioned bathing suit!

The black layer is actually thicker than regular cardstock and has a little corrugation to it. It was in some packaging I got at some point, and ended up in my scrap drawer so I thought it would be perfect for this challenge! I trimmed the sentiment to just 3/8" wide, then stuck the end into my word window punch to round it off. The flat end is hidden under the ribbon knot. To finish the card, I added the 3 real red brads. The black layer is popped up on dimensionals on top of the Stamper's Select CS white base sized 5.25" square. Be sure to go check out the other wonderful creations from the PJ Party Friday night in the Gallery!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Bugs & Fishes by Paper Pretties

CS: Stamper's Select White, Real Red, Black corrugated CS from ??
Ink: Brilliance black

Acc: Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, blending stumps, word window punch, Bazzill polka dot organdy ribbon, real red brads, crystal effects



  1. This is so super cute Jana!!! I love it!!

  2. LOL-now I know what you meant by great minds think alike! our cards are nearly the SAME! How funny...I love your card, Jana!

  3. This is too cute!! Love it!!

  4. Cute cute card - great idea with the crystal effects!! :)

  5. Even I, who HATE bugs, could fall in love with this little guy!


  6. Cuteness Jana! Love the splash of red and your adorable layout.

  7. You know I ADORE this card! It is just SO CUTE in black white and RED! LOVE it!

  8. How did I miss this? This is adorable, Jana!!

  9. oh wow! What an awesome black and white with a splash! It totally rocks! :)


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