Stamping (and coloring) on black

I love the sharp contrast of stamping on black. A dark background really makes the colors pop.
Unfortunately, the colors popped so much, I went a little crazy with the background papers.  I don't think I did myself any favors with the dayglo color palette.  However, it was fun using some techniques that I haven't used in a  while - dry embossing, watermark stamping, punching a border all around the image (I wish I had remembered the easy way before I started, it looks a little chewed up now, I think), and I don't think I've applied a strip of ribbon without a bow in forever  (I wanted a bow, but the black bow with the black cardstock was too heavy, and other colors just didn't look right).

Are you wondering how I got those bright colors on the black?  I embossed silhouette stamps with white, then colored them in with copics.  I then added little dots of color with my souffle pens.  The stamps are all amuse studio;  The challenge there this week is, of course, stamping on black.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Juliet Arrighi


Myrna said...

This is simply stunning. Love all the colors. Your butterfly and leaves are so elegant.

Danni said...

Very striking card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Lovely bright colors. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at

rudlis said...

Wow what a great card. Thanks for playing at
Hope to see you again next week and good luck!

Judith said...

What a fab card - I just love it! Thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

♥Gemma♥ said...

card and thank you for joining us at Nutcrafters and good luck :)
hugs and xxx