Hi Everyone! It's Jenny from the Creative Team here, gatecrashing Catherine's blog with a card post using some of the new goodies from the All That Jazz release. Hands up… who is loving the Black Tie Gala patterned paper – me! I'm trying hard not to use it on every card from here on out. I'm a patterned paper hoarder typically, but these black and white patterns go with anything and everything.
You can die cut it and use it as a focal point on a card, or just cut a strip and accent your project with it. It works with any color or style of card. Today I'm showing you a bright rainbow card I created, where I used an accent strip of the black and white paper to offset the bold rainbow colors.
This card is a lot of fun make. You can totally change it up by using a different combo of colors, changing up the background pattern, or even replacing the sentiment with an image. Against a rainbow background, a black and white image (or sentiment as I used here) would work fabulously. It works well as a birthday card, or for any joyful occasion.
To create the card I started with an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5.5″) panel of white cardstock and treated the panel with an anti-static powder tool. I then inked up the Catherine Pooler Designs Music Notes Background stamp with Versamark ink and stamped it onto the panel. I then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Using two pieces of masking tape, I masked off a the panel leaving an area approximately an inch wide, then using a mini ink blending tool, I blended Catherine Pooler Ink in Rockin' Red over the area. I removed the masking tape and moved it down, covering up the red, but leaving another inch of the background uncovered. I ink blended CP ink in Mandarin Spice.
Be sure to leave a tiny bit of the red (or preceding color) peeking out so you avoid any gaps between the strips of color. I continued on down the background using Tiara, Grass Skirt, All That Jazz and Pixie Dust to create a rainbow. I then trimmed down the panel to approximately 2 3/4″ x 5.5″. If you have any ink that appears over the embossing itself, just use a dry baby wipe to gently buff it off.
I trimmed a 1″ strip of the Black Tie Gala patterned paper and adhered it approximately 3/4″ in from the edge of an white card base using a glue runner. I trimmed a small strip of gold cardstock and adhered it over the top, and then I popped up the rainbow panel on foam tape against the left edge of the panel
To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment from Leaf Motifs in white embossing powder onto a scrap of black cardstock, trimmed it out and popped it up on foam squares. For a bit of sparkle I added some 4mm and 6mm sparkling clear sequins.
This is a great, adaptable card design – I really wanted to create something that showcased the background stamp itself, plus I LOVE ink blending with Catherine's inks – any excuse 😉
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below, and have fun creating !