Monday, 10 July 2017

Mon Amie.....

Today's card was inspired by the Challenge over at City Crafter,
where the theme is Black and White....

My loyal and good blog friend Ros from Ros-Mikeysmom Blog
has been on the design team there for seven years 
and this is her last inspiration post.
I shall miss her unique and creative style and wanted to show my support.
This card is for her...
Cas-Ual Fridays challenge is Tic Tac Toe so that was was inspiration too.
I started with the horizontal line at the top
I stamped the black horizontal stripes with my trusty Misti first.
The butterflies have also been stamped 
and masked to get the white heat embossing on the black.
I then popped on the spiky stencil, masked and black embossing paste 
and just before it was dry heat embossed white powder,
which gave a lovely texture to it.
I finished with stamping the sentiments.

At this stage it was all on one layer, which I was so pleased about.

However....the heat embossing and black paste made the mixed media card stock 
warp, so I had to go onto plan B!
I added the dry embossed grid layer and now it's the vertical line on the right.
 How lucky was that?
It is one of those cards that looks like I made it quickly but boy did it take me ages.
And...I loved doing it!!!
Just wanted to say Thank You for all the inspiration Ros x
Crafty Hugs xx
Popping my card over to the following challenges...
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Black and White
The vertical line on the right hand side...eventually x
Artistic Stamper - July Challenge is Black and White


  1. This is awesome, Mac! Love the black and white and the wonky layers! Sometimes things don't turn out like we want them. They turn out better!

  2. Love all the b&w - the stripes with the butterflies - beautiful!!!

  3. It doesn't look quick to me! That level of precision is very technically skilled and I think it' a fabulous card. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous black & white card, Mac! Love how artistic this is!

  5. WOW!! This is stunning Mac - love the drama of the black and white and the subtle texture.

  6. Oh Mac... Thank you so much for your kind words and your support... You know I'll still be stalking you right? Lol!
    What a beautiful card and a really happy error judging by the sound of it! Loving the butterflies! Enjoy your day and thank you for playing along at CCCB!

  7. Hi Mac what a terrific card, love the black and white, it's so striking.
    Beautifully designed, fabulous composition of stamps, Kate x

  8. Fantastic card,Mac.Beautiful design.Love the pretty butterflies.

    Gr,Sylvia x

  9. Great black and white card! I had to take a closer look and zoom in and so on to really appreciate the lovely details. What a lot of work for this card, and it turned out beautifully!

  10. A fabulous card Mac. I always think that black and white cards look quite dramatic and really have a great impact, as does your card here. I especially like the butterflies and It's good to read that Ros loves too! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  11. Fabulous card, it turned out beautifully after all your troubles x

  12. A fabulous black and white card, so striking. xx

  13. Really beautiful and striking! Gorgeous stamps! Hugs, Autumn

  14. Yep! definitely striking and Stunning. Love the black and white and the Super design. Looks to me, a non stamper, it took a LOOOOONG time.

  15. Beautiful black and white card design Mac, those butterflies are gorgeous.
    Pam x

  16. OMG amazing black and white design. Beautiful butterflies and love the touch of white on the black embossing paste. Awesome card

  17. What an incredible monochromatic design!! Absolutely gorgeous card!

  18. What a very impressive design here Mac!! I really love the black and white concept with the beautiful butterflies covering the front!! HUGS :)

  19. Such an original design - love the mono look. Great rescue BTW - don't you think sometimes it improves your original design?

  20. Wow Mac, this is gorgeous! Absolutely amazing work with the masking, I would have thought this was just one big stamp! I love the flow created by the line of butterflies, such a lovely and natural design layout!! sending hugs :)

  21. Yes it does look like a fairly simple card but you can see there is more to it when you look closely. What an amazing result you achieved here. I bet it looks fabulous IRL. Very clever layout.

  22. What a beautiful card Mac and black and white is just so elegant. I love the black stripes with the white spikes on them and then the very prettily embossed butterflies. x

  23. This card looks so great. It certainly does not look like it made you trouble. It's perfect!

  24. Gorgeous creation!Thank you for joining in The Artitsic Stamper Creative challenge this month x


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