Friday, 30 January 2015

Day 30 - Out of the box

Welcome back my crafy friends,

Today is the penultimate day for my blogging every day in January and I really hope that you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed reading all of your lovely comments.

I thought I would show you this today ~

A black and white little number which I did sometime ago but it is one of my favourite projects - although very simple it is so striking with it being just in black and white.  The stamp is a Kaiser craft stamp and I have stamped it and then cut around it using a classic square from the Spellbinder range and have used the out of the box technique so that the stamped design is cut out of the square framework but without cutting off the rose! 
It is such an easy but effective technique but it looks so clever! 
The background paper suits the design a treat with the monochromatic look going through the whole project.  I stamped the image in archival black and then shaded various area using black soot distress ink with a damp brush.
Simple matting a layering with alternate white and black is all that it needs to highlight the main focal point which is the stamped image.
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Thankyou so much for popping in and hope that you enjoy a lovely Friday whatever you are planning on doing.
Take care if the weather is awful where you are,
Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. Hi Jo
    Another beautiful card, I have really enjoyed your postings every day. I hope you find time to relax this weekend.
    Take care everyone.
    Jenny x

  2. Thanks for some great ideas Jo. Have enjoyed looking at all your creations and just love this one best of all !!
    Sue Mac

  3. Wow Jo, really love this one - I'm a great fan of black and white though, it always makes a striking card.
    No snow where I am so far - today is bright and sunny but cold.

  4. Black and white always hits the spot!! Lovely idea Jo!

  5. Absolutely stunning. Love this technique when stamping. Really looks difficult but when you know how to do it it is lovely. Again loving the colourway.

  6. A very classey card Jo.
    Thank you so much for all the cards you have managed to get on the blog over the last month, a great insriration to all your followers. Jean x

  7. Another stunning card Jo, monochromatic cards always look so classy!

    Carolyn B x

  8. Again Jo , I don't always like black and white cards , but yours I do!

  9. Hi Jo
    Wow, stunning, Beautiful & so Elegant...
    I love monochrome colours as they are so striking & really stand out as you have shown with todays card..
    Thank you Jo for all your hard work through January with posting a Jo original every day & for all the inspiration, hints, tips & different techniques which we all love to see & try something new..

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  10. Hi Jo love this effect. I like black and white but haven't tried this. Must have ago.

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