Today's cards feature quite the unconventional color combo. In fact, I'd say they lack color almost completely. But don't let that fool you, they are still gorgeous, and quite sophisticated if you ask me. I originally wanted to create this first card for the Caardvarks monochromatic challenge. But as some things go...I didn't make it in time.
I started by stamping the large leaves from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions in Versamark onto white cardstock. Then I embossed them using Stampendous' White Pearls translucent embossing powder. I love how this turned out. It added an instant touch of class. I stamped the same large leaf in Stampin' Up!'s Sahara Sand onto white cardstock and trimmed. I added the sentiment in black on Sahara Sand and then added a "fancy bow", a technique that I learned from the amazing Paulina, in white satin ribbon. I finished the card off with some pearls in the center of the leaves.
Here's a detail shot of the embossing.
So while I had these colors and products out, I whipped out another fun card, using my "go-to" layout. If you've frequented my blog you'll no doubt recognize this layout.
Again, I love this card! I used the woodgrain background from Woodgrain Silhouettes stamped in Versamark on Sahara Sand cardstock for the background. I thought this was a perfect backdrop for the dandelion from Practicing Creativity's "You're Dandy". I added the sentiment in black, and done. So quick and easy! Both cards use the sentiments from Papertrey Ink's "Giga Guide Lines" set, I love the sentiments in this set. Truth be told...it's the only reason I bought it. ;o)
So what do you think of this "non-color" color combo? Is it something you could see yourself trying?