Sunday, 5 January 2014

Crazy Crafter's Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Year everybody!  Hope this year will be wonderful for you all.  For the very first Crazy Crafter's Blog Hop we are doing a Black and White card.  If you have made it to my blog you would have come from the awesome Sarah Rae Oakes at Stampin' Up with Sarah

I have NEVER done a Black and White card and I was very excited to have a go at this.  The lovely Michelle Mills picked our theme this month and I think it is an awesome one.
I chose Stampin' Up!s wonderful Pleasant Poppies background stamp.  I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock with Versamark Ink then embossed it with Black Embossing Powder. I always use the Embossing Buddy and run it over the cardstock to prevent extra powder from sticking to the cardstock.  I also stamped it on Black cardstock and embossed it with White Embossing Powder then punched out random parts with the 1 1/4 circle punch then used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere them onto the card front.  The sentiment is from Sassy Salutations which I White Embossed onto Black cardstock then die cut with an Apothecary Accents die.  The ribbon is 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon which is so cute.  Then I adhered it all to a Basic Black card.  All in all I think it turned out pretty well but I may be a little biased.

Material used:
Pleasant Poppies Background Stamp 132061(w)
Sassy Salutations 126707(c)
Whisper White cardstock 106549
Basic Black cardstock 121688
Versamark Ink Pad 102283
Black Embossing Powder 109133
White Embossing Powder 109132
Embossing Buddy 103083
1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon
Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

 I hope you are enjoying this month's Blog Hop
Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards

Our January Blog Hop lineup is:

 Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards

Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie

Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie

Carolina Evans at Studio Evans

Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft2

Sarah Rae Oakes at Stampin' Up with Sarah

Teena Maher at Stamping with Teena (You are here)

Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards

Alex Trofimov at Pink Crafty Mama

Kate Benade at Stamping with Kate

Have a great New Year

Cheers Teena


  1. This is so lovely great card Teena

  2. Teena! I have to get that stamp set now, beautiful

  3. this is beautiful hunny, will have to try this

  4. love your card Teena - great technique!

  5. I like your poppies stamped in black. You have made a very striking card Teena - very clever.

  6. After seeing this gorgeous card, I know now I need to add the Pleasant Poppies to my wish list and stock up on embossing powder. I love the card design, especially the black circles, this is such a great idea. I will need to CAS this one for sure.

  7. Wow that looks stunning in black and white. Love it.