Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Black & White and snow all over

Off and on flurries today so this card certainly fits what I'm seeing outside my window. I'm participating in a black & white tag swap on the AllThingsTim Yahoo group. If we wanted to, we could submit an extra tag that one would be submitted (as a group whole) to a magazine. Several wanted to post their finished tags on their blogs but concerns were voiced if this was allowed. One suggestion was to submit the extra one as slightly different from the rest of the swap. I opted to take my tag and turn it into a 5.5 x 8.5 card.

Here's what I did: stamped the trees and pine branch using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink on the tag. Edged the tag with a black marker. Stamped the snowman on black cardstock using Ranger Snow Cap White Pigment Ink. Heat embossed with white embossing powder. Cut it out. Tied a ribbon around the neck; added foam tape to the back side. I stamped the snowflakes using Snow Cap Pigment Ink; heat embossed with white embossing powder. I applied Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink to the tag from the top down to resemble a night sky. Carefully I wiped the extra nnk off the snowflakes. I tore white cardstock for the snow mounds, adhered to the bottom of the tag then applied Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles to the tops of the snow mounds. Placed the snowman so he could watch the falling flakes. I didn't like seeing the hole in the tag so I covered it with a black button (white floss bow). I stamped the sentiment (Just Rite) at the bottom of the tag. All other stamps are from Tim Holtz.

The card is black cardstock edged with Frosted Lace Stickles. The white layer I cut the top corners (like the tag) and ran it through an embossing folder of snowflakes. I strategically dabbed FL Stickles on the outer snowflakes and around the layer. Added snowflake, polar bear, penguin and igloo buttons (removed the shanks) and the word 'snow' as charms.

You might be tired of the snow but I don't mind it at all. Tomorrow's card will be quite a contrast. Enjoy your day!


  1. Susan! You were right when you mentioned Saturday that this turned out awesome! It is FABULOUSO!!!! That black and white contrast is STUNNING!! This should be published FOR SURE!!!!

  2. TY! The tag is the only thing I submitted; the card is something I did for my blog.

  3. I love the black and white contrast on each piece as part of the total composition.

  4. I love this, Susan! And I like your idea - a lot - of making a 4th tag & creating something different with it. Good thinking!

    You're not tired of the snow??? Girl! ;o)

  5. I like the way you've taken the tag and morphed it into the card. The igloo gives it that extra pop - very nice!

  6. Love the black and white card and your penguin and polar bear buttons/brads are adorable!