Monday, April 16, 2018

Essentially Black and White

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 I recently taught how to use scoring to add interest to a card, and in the same class, I wanted the participants to just use black and white and a touch of colour.


I needed another sympathy card,  so that's what I made.  


I stamped the large image from the SU set 'Lovely as a Tree" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and also the sentiment (an unmarked stamp)  Unfortunately as they are both wood mounted stamps, I could not repeat the stamping, so the images are not as crisp and black as I would like. 

I added a wee touch of olive green under the trees with my Polychromo pencils.


Here you can see the scoring that I added - there was also one scored line above the image.  the scoring added interest without detracting from the image and sentiment.

I am linking this to:

(the stamp set is one of my originals, over 10 yrs old)

37 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant black and white card Maxine, very classy.x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a pretty card, Maxine, with a well-loved set!

MariLynn said...

I think the one stamping of the tress with the touch of green looks great. The scoring is one of those fun things that we used to do all the time before cards were embossed with folders Such a fun but easy way to add interest to a card. Blessings.

Sylvia said...

Very elegant sympathy card, Maxime.Love the beautiful tree stamp.

Gr,Sylvia x

Monika Reeck said...

I love the monochrom card Maxine
and love too that score pal idea
beautifully made
hugs
Monika

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful and elegant card. The scoring is perfect and such a classy card. I've taken off most of my stamps now from the blocks so I can repeat stamp with the glorious Misti x

jimlynn said...

This is still one of my very favorite stamp sets. Love your card and the scoring on here looks great.
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

This is really pretty! I also like that stamp...to me it's just timeless!

Mia said...

Fabulous card, Maxine. The scene is beautiful and I love the tree shapes. Your card is so elegant. Kisses, my friend.

Bonnie said...

This is one of my favorite stamps and I love it with just the bit of color under the trees, Maxine! The scoring adds so much!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a beautiful sympathy card, love the way the scored lines add interest without extra bulk to the card, I think your stamping looks fine, the way it is, looks like the trees are further in the distance.... have a wonderful week... Megan

Glennis said...

Very classy Maxine, perfect as a sympathy card

MaryV said...

Such a fabulous make! Thank you so much for playing along at CWS Challenge this month. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Crafty hugs, Mary (DT)

Sue said...

A very elegant sympathy card, Maxine and the scoring gives added dimension and interest x

froebelsternchen said...

A fabulous classy card Maxine! Very elegant with the scored lines !
Hugs, Susi

Fran said...

Very elegant Maxine. I like the touch of color. And love the scoring too. Hugs, Fran

MaryH said...

The scoring adds a great detail of texture, and I quite like the softer stamping on the trees, and especially for this type of card. The slight touch of color on the grass is another nice subtle detail. It's very pretty and most appropriate for the occasion that you needed - Well done! TFS & Hugs

Loll said...

Love the black and white with the soft green touches, Maxine. You've used the perfect image ... this is the BEST stamp SU! has ever made. The score lines add lots of detail and dimension. Great design! xx

Dawn Turley said...

Totally elegant Maxine. The scoring is great

Kathyk said...

Super make and it is both suitable for the occasion and splendid for the LIM challenge brief

Kathyk

Lovely Linda said...

Simply lovely Maxine- love to see that stamp used - it ws a favourite for sure. The score lines are perfect - adds such a crispness - love it! xo

Gerrina said...

Just in white and black you can see the beauty of the stamp so good! Hugs, Gerrina

Trina P. said...

Beautiful black and white card. Very appropriate for a sympathy card. The scoring framed it perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. x

Karen Letchworth said...

Gorgeous trees, Maxine. They look so life-like. I always love your cards so much.
Blessings,
Karen

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, sis, underuse scoring as decoration, so agree, I use stampmajig with woodens, and you can make one, if you want ... just google it then can restamp.
You remind me how under ustilised my Lovely as a tree stamp is.!!! Sigh.. great work on B and W though!
Thanks so much for your great share.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Monica said...

Thank you for your visit and kind comments on my card, Maxine.

Your card is very dreamy and classy and I like the not - so - crisp stamping as it adds much charm. The scoring looks very well matched. Super card.

Love,
Monica

creationsnz said...

This is a lovely sympathy card and a great stamp. Simple and nice.

stampingbowd said...

A gorgeous sympathy card! I love all the white space and the score lines with this gorgeous tree stamp!

Suchi said...

Love this pretty CAS card! :)

Ellen said...

Beautiful card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Alison said...

What an elegant card! Sympathy cards are never fun to make but I would say you nailed it. Thanks for playing along with us at CWS Challenge.

Darnell said...

A great stamp to use for a black and white design, Maxine, and the easy scoring does add a ton of interest! You used one of my favorite tree stamps ~ might be the very first SU stamp I bought and it has survived a dozen purges!! Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Darnell

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card. Like everyone else, dislike making sympathy cards. Yours is so elegant and classy.

sharon said...

Beautiful card Maxine, I have these stamps and I know that I should use them.
hugs
sharon :)

Sharon said...

A really beautiful card Maxine. It is so nice to see wooden stamps being used again and these images are gorgeous.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us,
Sharon
Less is More xx

MaryV said...

Delightful creation! Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenges this month. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!
Hugs, Mary (DT)

crafty-stamper said...

Really beautiful sympathy card love the stamps and discreet scoring---Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
Carol DT x