January 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - January & MIM #101



Can you believe it is the 25th of January?  Wow time flies.
Time for the January 2013 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
This month the theme is black backgrounds.





What I learned very quickly is that black is not very forgiving and especially with embossing powders.  Even though I use my embossing buddy, the powder still wanted to stick.  I decided to go with a one layer all black card and then double emboss it as Heather Nichols showed us in this week's Make it Monday.  I love the look of the double embossing and the white really popped.

Edit:  I did end up with two tiny specs melted in the wrong place, I tap of my ultra fine black Sharpie hid the evidence.





All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  True Black
Stamps: Funky Florals
Ink:  Versamark
Embossing Powders: Blue, Pink, Orange (Zing American Crafts) White (Stampendous)

96 comments :

Gillian said...

Great card, very very striking

Janet Zeppa said...

What a perfect use of your embossing powders! Love it!

Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful...love the bursts of color.

Ardyth said...

Love the drama of this - black is so eyecatching when it has bold colours on it! Well done! (Great double embossing,too!)

Barb Ghig said...

I really love how the bright flowers pop against the black background...beautiful card!

~amy~ said...

striking card!!!!!! the blooms simply pop!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oooooooh totally love!!

Renee said...

Simply gorgeous!!
Love the double embossing...
the colors just pop against the black background...
and with that sentiment...
a perfectly fun card too! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your card Tracey! Such bright fun colors. Hate it when that happens even after using the embossing buddy. Happens to me quite often. I guess we just have to say it adds that much more to our cards, right?!

Karen B. said...

Wow, those colors sure pop, making a great impact on your card!

sandie said...

Just beautiful Tracey, the bursts of colour so match the sentiment!

Marybeth said...

This turned out beautiful .....quite striking on black!
Love the embossed flowers,Tracey!

Carolanne said...

Your card is just gorgeous! Love the colors and embossed layers! The white does really pop. I know this was not easy to do and your card turned out fantastic:-)

Suzanne said...

Hi Tracey! Your double embossing looks awesome. I have tried this and failed - it did NOT look as great as this. I love the Zing powder colors you chose, and am hoping to grab some of those at some point because I have heard they're pretty great.

Annette said...

wow totally stunning..love the black base with the amazing color...so pretty

Leigh said...

Beautiful card, Tracey! I love how those colours pop on the black!

Joyce said...

This is fabulous. I agree with the black being very unforgiving, but I don't see a single stray fleck! Love your double embossed funky flowers. The white, black and colors are very dramatic.

Wida said...

way to go being first! and fantastic bold card. the colors are perfect.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Speedy #1!! Come check my card out for ideas on the oops I spilled the embossing powder problems. Love these bright colors with the black.

Karen said...

This is stunning!

Crafty Kate said...

Soooo pretty! I love how simple yet effective this card is! I just purchased this stamp set on the forum. Can't wait to get it!

Keva Phipps said...

Love this! The flowers look fabulous embossed.

artful-notions said...

Tracey, looks like you perfected the technique! Love the color choices.

Cheryl said...

I love the colors you used, as well as the CAS layout. Beautiful!

Sara Mac said...

Fantastic card! Love the vibrant colors.

Lindsey said...

Amazing! This card immediately caught my eye (and not because it was 1st on the list). I love it.

Inkyfingers said...

Ooh I'll have to look at that video 'cos I haven't tried double embossing yet. I love how the colours pop off the page and it is such a sweet design.

Nicole Parmentier said...

Lovely! I like that rounded corner and the double embossing, great job!

Rhonda said...

Pretty card Tracey. I love this stamp set.

sanketi said...

Lovely , the colors really pop!

Emily Keaton said...

So striking!

Michelle said...

I love that you're the first card! Beautifully done! Love how these flowers jump at you!

pamela said...

Such bold colors!

Veronica Z said...

Tracey your card is stunning! I love your double embossing!

KayM said...

This is lovely Tracey! The embossed colors really pop on the black background! Beautiful work!

Laura B. said...

Double embossing fabulousness!

craftmates said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful embossing! - Irma

jen said...

Wow- this is so striking! Love your double embossing!!

andrea smith. said...

those are awesome, bright embossing colors! i really need to add some of those to my stash! love your simple, striking card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this, Tracey! You did a great job with the double embossing (wasn't that a brilliant video!) and I love your starburst colorbursts which are so perfect with that sentiment!!

victoria h said...

The bright flowers really pop against the black.

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, tracey... the double embossing is amazing!

bjmartin said...

The colors really pop against the black background and your double embossing looks awesome! Love it!

Angela Branon said...

Card looks fabulous.

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, nice job with the double embossing, Tracey, I didn't even attempt it! I don't see any strays on this card. I've found if you do get stray powders on the black background you can cover them up pretty well with a dot of a felt-tip pen. Sometimes you get lucky and the tip actually pushes the embossed speck away. If not, at least it disappears color-wise.

natashakara said...

This is beautiful! I love the bright colors against the black. So funky! :)

Linda said...

Beautiful card Tracey. The colors really pop on that black.

Jill Norwood said...

Tracey this is so lovely! Love how the double embossed flowers turned out!!!!
:) Jill

Sue Lelli said...

Tracey - Number 1 on the blog hop! Cool! LOVE how your bright flowers actually do look like star bursts! Goes so well with your sentiment! LOVE your card!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

definitely going to case this card! Love this!

Cassandra said...

Absolutely stunning Tracey! The flowers really pop out, so dramatic.

Rema said...

Bold and very lovely....

Jenny said...

I love this - it looks like fireworks in the night!

Hugs
xxoo

Jenny

Annheidel said...

Oooo, love how the flowers pop against black!

Michelle said...

Tracey, I love the double-embossing on this card! It works perfectly. Those bright flowers really pop off the black background, beautiful!

Kara said...

cooooool!

Lynn Put said...

Great card Tracey! Love the way your flowers pop off your card with the bright colors you used!

Cindy H. said...

What a super design, Tracey! I love how you used the new Funky Florals on the black. They really stand out and look so fun. I think your embossing came out spectacular!

Kelly S. said...

Those flowers embossed like that remind me of fireworks! So perfect with the sentiment, Tracey! Your multicolored embossing is perfection...not a speck out of place!

deb said...

beautiful card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous bright colors against the black! i just love this~

Tasnim said...

What a sweet card! Love the embossed flowers! So bold and beautiful!

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful card and love the double embossing!

A Crafty Person said...

Tracey,your funky flowers really pop on the black background. Very fun card.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Tracey, this is beautiful! The colors really pop and you did a wonderful job with the layered embossing!

Cristina said...

Fabulous! Love that double embossing, and I'm in awe that you did it all on a one-layer card. You should see me -- I'm always picking away stray bits of embossing powder with an exacto when I emboss on black. It's so hard to get them all! :)

Ted said...

Okay, I adore this retro look! So snazzy and festive! What a fun card! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

I never really think about doing black backgrounds, but when I'm challenged to, I ALWAYS love the outcome! This card is absolutely gorgeous! Lovin' the way those colors POP! Great job!

Dana said...

Awesome card!!! I love the double embossing! Your flowers rock!!

Jen said...

Wow Tracey! This is one cool card!

Patrice said...

What an inspiration...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-24.html?m=1

Helen F. said...

How F-U-N, Tracey! Love the bright colored blooms and awesome sentiment :)

Colleen said...

I love what you did with this stamp set...that double embossing really is stunning with black as the background!

Colleen said...

I love what you did with this stamp set...the double embossing is stunning with a black background!

Marlena M. said...

Oooh, great idea with the sharpie! This is such a bold look Tracey~very cool!

Karen C. said...

The Funky Floral images look so bright in the embossed colours. Great tip on using the black sharpie pen to colour any wayward speckles!!

Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful card Tracey! I love those colors on the black background! And I think that is a perfect stamp set for this type of card!

Eva said...

LOVE the bold colors!

samantha's cards said...

great pop of color!

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous - the zing embossing colors are terrific and the white layer finishes off the flowers beautifully!

Greta said...

This is just adorable Tracey! Love the bright, cheery look!

Lisa said...

FUN FUN FUN Tracey! Love the sharpie idea will have to remember that. That embossing powder along with glitter does love to travel LOL Great job for the hop ;)

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...simply amazing! So bright and so fun, I love those colors with the black background. Fabulous card!

mplsbetty said...

This card just makes me smile. So fabulous!

Cynthia B :) said...

Such a pretty, bright and colorful card! I love the colors you chose!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Tracey, it's beautiful! Simple, but so much impact... I love it!

Thanks for joining the challenge blog! I really appreciate your support, and I can't wait to see you play along!!

Kate W. said...

Love your double embossing on the flowers. They just pop right off the card. So fun and bright!

Amy Kolling said...

Gorgeous Tracey!!! When I get stray pieces, I use the tip
Of my trimming scissors to pick it off! :).

paperella said...

Stunning! You totally inspired me to ink up that yet untouched set and give a go to my colored embossing powders. I always seem to use just the white and the clear *blush*

Jean said...

Love the bright embossing on black ~ great choice of the notched flowers images too!

Angie Tieman said...

What an awesome card!! THose colors and the sentiment just POP with that black background! Love it!

Arlene said...

LOVE this card...the colors pop off that black background. :)

Christina said...

Wowza! This just jumped right off my screen. And from the many comments you've received, I'm not the only one who thinks it's incredible!

Jen W. said...

Black is a nightmare to emboss but I love your clever Sharpie solution! And those bright flowers just burst off of the page! :)

laughadaisy said...

Fantastic black card, and double embossing to boot! Wow. ;-) You did a fabulous job on this challenge.

carol (krillsister) said...

Pretty card.
Love those colors together.
Awesome embossing