Stampin' Up!'s Little Black Dress - SSSC234

I know, you're probably thinking "black dress"? I thought this was a card making blog! Well, it is! And Stampin' Up!'s Back to Black Designer Series Paper is like your little black dress. We all have one, hiding in the closet, waiting for that perfect occasion. Today I pulled out mine out and gussied it up a bit!

Stampin' Up!'s Little Black Dress - SSSC234

So what do you think? I found a fun sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and had to play along!

The paper is so elegant and tailored feeling and I love that, but at the same time wanted to add a bit of softness so I chose to emboss my white cardstock panel with the new Lovely Lace Embossing Folder. A bit more softness was added with the Watercolor Thank You Stamp, heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder.

Stampin' Up!'s Little Black Dress - SSSC234

Stampin' Up!'s Little Black Dress - SSSC234

 

I kept the rest of the card minimal to let these details stand out and finished it off with three Candy Dots in Rose Red and a matching heart. The stamped heart provides visual balance to the card. If I had just punched the heart out of Rose Red card stock, it would have been too heavy on that side. I don't know why, but just that touch of whimsy and color finishes the card off very nicely. The super cute heart stamp can be found in the Something to Say Stamp Set and was one of the main reasons I bought that set! The heart, star, and tiny blossom in the set coordinate with the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. It's a must have punch pack in my opinion!

On to another bit of news, I'm super excited to share with you that one of my cards has been featured in the Paper Crafters' Library Trendy Tuesday Feature! Here's a direct link to it if you would like to take a peek:

http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/trend-watch-using-up-your-secret-stash-of-scraps/

Thank you so much for stopping by and if you have visited before, thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming back. I hope you are inspired to get crafty!

I will be back on Thursday with my Pals Paper Arts project!