Friday, January 29, 2016

Design Team Tips: Black, White, Gold, and Stormy Sea...

Hello! Lately I've been noticing a trend in black and white backgrounds! I decided to create some stamped backgrounds, combine them with a touch of gold, and add a bit of Stormy Sea cardstock as well. These are so fast to make, and using a black and white combo really takes the guess work out of creating a color palette! Easy peasy!
Both of these cards were stamped with Bold Blossoms stamps in the background. On this card, I used the Enclosed: Leaf die to cut two items: one (outline) from the Luxe Gold Adhesive paper and one solid piece for the background from Stormy Sea cardstock. I placed the gold paper over the top.
The vellum butterfly is cut out of the Sheer Basics Vellum with the Cover Plate: Bitty Butterflies die.  The saying was stamped with Bitty Butterflies.


The Love card also uses the Bold Blossoms stamps in the background of the card with the Framed Love die cut from the Luxe Gold Adhesive paper again, like the first card. The sentiment is stamped again with Bitty Butterflies stamps (link above).
Gold, gray, black and white really makes for an elegant color palette, with not much thinking involved when it comes to choosing colors that go well together. I hope you'll give this color combo a try! Have a great weekend!

23 comments:

Cynthia said...

I love this clean and simple color combination. Gorgeous cards!

Joyce Stewart said...

Really like this combination... It's really classy.

Holly Saveur said...

so gorgeous!

I Card Everyone said...

Danielle, these are both stunning! I adore the color combination ... it is my belief that a little slip of vellum works the charm on any card - lovely little flutter-bys ...
=]

Kathy said...

These are lovely cards, very classic with your color palette. I must try this.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie Lic said...

This is just gorgeous! Your work is outstanding!

Betty Sue said...

I love your style Danielle!! These are beautiful!!

artful-notions said...

The 'wallpaper' you created sets a beautiful stage for rich gold. Stunners both!

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous!

cards by cara said...

Stunning as always, Danielle! Thanks for sharing your tips! Hope you are having a great day!

Claire said...


Love the cards and absolutely love that gold adhesive paper. I hope it comes in silver as well!!!

Greta said...

The stormy sky makes for a modern take on black & white--love the addition of gold! These are really beautiful, Danielle!

Anna Sigga said...

Stunning cards - elegant and amazing!

Jill Norwood said...

Elegant and so very beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

jintyoo7 said...

These are beautiful, and so very striking - thank you for the inspiration :-)

Cindy B Designs said...

Stunning Danielle! I knew these were your cards before I saw the name on the email.You are so gifted. Great inspiration too! Have a fab weekend.

maria f. said...

Um, WOW!

Happy Little Crafter said...

Thanks for making me smile BIG time with your gorgeous cards!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love these cards! They are so attention grabbing, but then the little details make you want to linger over them. So beautiful!

Salima said...

I love these cards. So elegant. Simply beautiful

Maureen Chandler said...

I never thought of this color combo but it is just beautiful! Your cards are classy and beautiful - thanks so much for sharing!!!

Kathy Mc said...

Simply stunning, Danielle! I, too, recognized your style as soon as I saw the card images. Eager to try this color combo when I return home.

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous cards, Danielle! Love this color combo!