Sunday 5 April 2015

Mostly Black

The LIM challenge this week is quite an intriguing one - we often do all white cards but how about giving mostly black a try?

I was going to try a full on goth version of clear embossing on black card which would probably go down well with any emo teenagers in your life but then I had a light bulb moment - quite literally!

The hardest bit was getting a decent photo - who knew photographing black was so hard - even daylight washes all the detail away so this is the best I can do.

I used the great Lights Out stamp and die set from Mama Elephant and stamped the light bulb onto a scrap of yellow patterned paper - I love adding tiny bits of pattern in really CAS cards and embossed the element in white into the middle.  I then just cut the screw mount part of the bulb from gold card rather than stamping it as I wanted the shine.  To create the glow behind the bulb I embossed the centre of a Vintage Ornament from Waltzingmouse in yellow on the base and then hung the bulb on top with some yellow chord to keep my colour palette minimal and popped it up on dimensional foam.

I finished with one of the great sentiments embossed in white.   I really like the different and dramatic look you get from black cards so am going to be doing some more - thanks for the inspiration ladies!

Happy Easter and thanks for visiting.


  1. Such a bright idea ;)

  2. Brilliant card Tara... totally inspired!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Brilliant Tara. You always have the most creative ideas.
    Lynne xxx

  4. This is great. Happy Easter xx Jan

  5. Just awesome!!! I just love your idea of stamping the bulb on yellow patterned paper and embossing the filament in white! Just genius! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  6. You're right.... Very eye-catching and totally CAS :)
    Jenny x

  7. This is FABULOUS Tara. Love your thinking behind the card and it's simply perfect and fun. Thanks so much as always for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Very clever, Tara! Perfectly CAS too!

  9. Tara that's so clever to use the tiny bit of pattern in your bulb, stunning card!
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More this week
    Less is More


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