During 2014 I was involved in a Mystery Box Swap with a group of my fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.
We had a list of projects to make through out the year, and many of us picked a theme to work with. I chose a colour theme - Black & White.
For each months' given projects, I made them mostly using or featuring Black & White. This worked really well because at the start of the year, the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue had a packet of
Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Modern Medley
which was a selection of Very Vanilla and Basic Black prints, and then when we got the new catalogue in July, there was a gorgeous new DSP pack called
I'm excited to show you some of the projects I made for the 2014 Mystery Box swap - keep in mind that as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I generally show you projects containing only products that are current - you can order them now - however, for the Mystery Box project, we were able to use products that were current "At any time" during 2014. So some of the products you see may no longer be available to order.
I love the funky retro robot from Boys Will be Boys Stamp set and some of our Designer Series Paper prints are perfect just for adding that cheerful background to really step up quite a simple card.
The Robot is stamped in Momento Black Stazon Ink and coloured with the Blendabilities.
We had to make three kids cards to include in the Mystery Box, and I loved the robot so much, I decided to make another using it. This one had a little more work involved.
Yep! It's MAGIC!! Don't you love it!
I have to say that I admire with the utmost respect any cardmaker who has successfully made one of these magic window cards - as it took me lots of goes and lots of wasted cardstock to get it right! Well done to all you talented ladies who get it right!
My third card in the Black & White for kids was much simpler! A bit of happy heat embossing, and a cheerful colour combo.
Again, the DSP in this case just lends itself to a happy, funky background to make the stamped image pop. Don't be shy to test out those printed papers for the layers of your cards!
I'll be back in a day or two with more Black and White gorgeousness for you!