Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mixed Bunch Black & White CCMC182

Today's card uses a new set and punch from the fabulous new Occasions Mini Catalog:  Mixed Bunch and the coordinating Blossom Punch.  No hand cutting on this baby!  I love that... the easier, the better!!

The sketch is from Create with Connie and Mary CCMC182; isn't it a great one?! 

I used several of my favorite products on this card!  First, the background vine stamp from the Creative Elements set which I just recently purchased but have wanted it since I first saw it in the catalog.  Secondly the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (actually I love them all!!) that seems to repeat the swirling lines in the white background above.  Thirdly the Mocha Morning Specialty Paper (some sheets in the package have flocking and some have a metallic sheen!); the two-tone black at the bottom of the design is a sumptuous flocked design!  Fourth, the Tasteful Trim Die that makes fabulous edgings; I used it for the large scallops down the left side.

Now I've added this Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom Punch (that so perfectly cuts out the three large flowers in the set in one move) to my growing list of favorites!  And you will too, once you see and use them!!
The famcy flower or medallion was stamped on Whisper White with VersaMark then heat embossed with SU's Black Embossing Powder.  The resulting raised embossing with a shine really draws attention to this focal point of the design.

The color scheme is black and white with a dramatic touch of Lucky Limeade.  I added a Rhinestone to the center of the flower that I colored with a green and a yellow Sharpie marker!  I love how you can customize Stampin' Up!s Basic Rhinestones and Pearls with the alcohol markers to enhance your design!!

What is your favorite new product from the new Occasions Mini Catalog?  I know, I know, it's impossible to choose from all the fab new items, but leave me a comment and mention one or two!!

Thanks for visiting today!  Hope to see you again soon! 



Rose said...

Elegant card, love your punched art piece and the splash of green pops! Excellent work.

Mary Brown said...

WOW...that little bit of green is just the perfect accent to this BEAUTIFUL black and white card! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa said...

The green combined with the black and white really pops out! Great use of the new stamp set. It works perfectly with the textures you used. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Deb said...

Beautiful! The little bit of green is a great addition! Love all your elements! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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