Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stamped Square Frames / Black With a Splash of Colour Take 2

This is the second card that I am entering into Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge and the Less is More Challenge. You can see my first card here .

Again I used the Boutique Borders: Birthday stamp set to create my frame, however on this card I embossed with black embossing powder. I inlaid the square die cuts as I did on the other card but stamped my sentiment towards the top right corner of the inner square rather than in the middle. I applied a fun technique to the chipboard heart. See closeups and how-to below.

While cleaning out a drawer in my craft room the other day I came across a sheet of paper on which I had written down some instructions to add interesting texture to chipboard. I have no idea where I got this, if you recognize it let me know. Simply apply a layer of clear Scotch brand glue to the entire surface of your chipboard shape, drop a few drops of Alcohol ink onto the glue and heat with a heat gun, simple as that. There was a small white spot on the side of the heart when I was done so I dropped a little more ink onto the spot to cover and wiped off the rest. I liked how that looked so added a little more ink to the rest of the heart and wiped off the excess as well.

Stamps - Boutique Borders, Botanical Silhouettes (PTI)
Paper - Black CS, chipboard heart
Ink - Versa Mark, Black EP, Raisin Alcohol ink (Adirondack), Scotch clear glue
Other - Classic Square Dies Lg & Sm (Spellbinders), black rhinestones, black hemp (CMTH)


  1. hey connie, your card is absolutly beautiful, the look is so classy in black and a hint of red... love this card

  2. WOW how classy is this? Very LOL I love this one and your other card too but this is definitely my fav :D Gay x

  3. You card is very elegant!! Stunning!

  4. Both cards are so beautiful! I love the elegant look of the embossing on the black and will definitely have to try that! :0)

  5. Love the black-on-black! Very elegant!

  6. WOW, this card is also SO BEAUTIFUL, Connie! I love the technique you used to create the GORGEOUS heart! Hearts & this elegant color combination always catch my eye. Beautifully done!

  7. This is another stunner!
    Thanks so much once more.
    "Less is More"

  8. Wow! What a beautiful card! The colors are striking and your heart is beautiful!

  9. Beautiful, love the black on black embossing and the 'pop' of the red heart. Hugs Bev x

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
    I have been having a browse around your fabulous blog, I particularly like this gorgeous card - such a striking design.


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