TGIF!  The challenge going on over at Out of a Hat Creations blog this week involves any project using black & white and one other colour (B&W&C).  I ended up making 2 cards, because believe it or not, I had already made this first card the night before the challenge was posted – weird!  I felt I was getting off too easily, so I made a second card last night (any excuse to craft!).

On my first card, I wanted to try a technique that uses a repeated image with one of the images popping up off the card as the focal point.  I recently acquired the CTMH La Belle Vie Workshop On The Go Kit, which contains this lovely Paris themed stamp set that I used here.

I stamped the Eiffel tower 4 times across the white card stock using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I then die cut an Eiffel Tower using the Cricut, and CTMH Artiste cartridge.  I stamped the Eiffel Tower onto the cutout with Versamark, and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  This, along with the little pink heart, really help it stand out from the others.

I took a piece of Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, and coloured it with a pink Copic marker.  I then stamped Ooh la la onto it, and glued it across the card under the towers.  Finally, I stamped the Bonjour from the Bonjour stamp set, and heat embossed it to match the tower above it.

This would be a great card for my son’s new teacher this year, as he is in a French immersion program at school (French is one of Canada’s two official languages, and is really quite useful to know in this part of the country).

My second card was made for the My Time Made Easy Pretty Pattern challenge this week.  I decided to go with a Halloween theme because I thought orange pumpkins would be a great way to add colour to the black & white.

I cut, and assembled the black & white card stock strip across the front of the card.  I then cut out the spider web, and Spooky Halloween with the Cricut, and Artiste cartridge, and glued them onto the card.  The pumpkins were stamped with Goldrush Pigment Ink onto orange card stock, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I cut them out, and  popped up the two small pumpkins over the larger pumpkin.

I stamped the little spider and the ‘Have a’ part of the sentiment with the Versafine Onyx Black ink.  To finish it off I added the Sunset Baker’s Twine at the top of the card.

Well it’s Friday afternoon here, and I’m yawning away.  I think I’d better go put the kettle on!  Have a great weekend everyone!



15 responses »

    • Hi Alice. I would love to see your French project. You are so good at layering things. I’m jealous. I need to work on my shabby chic/distressed skills. Always new things to learn, which is part of the fun!

  1. These are both terrific Tracy and the ideas you have on the French one are just brill. Both are just right for the challenge at ‘Hatters’ this week and we are so pleased that you joined in with us. Love the little spider stamp.You have many skills for sure and always delight people with the things you make.

    Love Chrissie xx

    • Hi Chrissie. Thank you for your lovely comments. They mean a lot to me. It makes me so happy to craft, and it’s extra special when other people get something out of it as well.

  2. Two fabulous cards Tracy, love the french theme and such a spooky spider. Great. Thanks for joining us at Out of A Hat. Hugs Sandra X

    • Thanks Sandra. Hard to believe summer is almost over and Halloween is fast approaching. It’s our favourite time of year over here so I’m sure there will be many more spooky things to come!

  3. Hi Tracy
    Fabulous cards,it wasn’t untill I got some Halloween stamps did I ever do anything about Halloween & now I love it.Romantic french card,love them both.
    Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

  4. Hi Tracy. Fabulous cards as always. Lovely ideas on the French themed card. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters again and being part of our happy family.
    Regards Florence xx

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