Make it pop!
Black & white with a pop of color is a classic design tool and there’s a reason for that. Sometimes its all you need and that small punch of color looks clean, classy and very effective. I love this look and every time I create with it (which should be MUCH more often) I think why do I not do this more?!
Today at Ellen Hutson LLC in the CLASSroom the focus is all about black and white with a color pop. There’s so many different ways to do it but today I’m creating a clean black and white design with card stock and stamps and then adding in that fun pop of color in the for of a pink spot. The pink highlights the flower centers and acts as a trio of color spots (yes, there’s a tiny bit of color along the left edge) to draw your eye around the design.
To create these pink ink spots, I’ve pulled out a Jumbo Dauber Sponge Applicator, inked it up and then twisted the dauber in a circle at the center of each flower to apply the ink. I find this gives a nice swirl of color in the center rather than just a quick press of the ink. I love these sponge daubers for stencils, inking edges…just about everything. To further highlight the center of these color pops, I pulled out a Versamarker and drew ink over the stamens on the magnolia images. Then the centers were sprinkled with Wow Embossing Powder, and heat embossed for a gorgeous glittery shine.
I’ve been very remiss so far as to not mention the name of this stunning stamp set! It’s the Mondo Magnolia Stamp Set by Julie Ebersole from the Essentials by Ellen line. Such a gorgeous classic stamp that can be used for so many different things. I’ve turned this card into a wedding design by adding the die-cut love to the bottom of the design. It gives it a fun graphic look by layering the black die-cut over the bottom black border. You can’t see the entire word because of the black on black but you can still read it! Black and white is a classic look for weddings and other formal occasions!
Quick Tip: Use a Misti when stamping with larger stamped images. It’s much easier to get a perfect impression!
This week in the CLASSroom, the theme has been black and white and a pop of color. Why not pop by for other ideas on how to use this classic design look?!