Fall Back on Black

February 21st, 2007

One of my most basic stamping principles, along with More is More, is Fall Back on Black!  Whenever I’m working on a card and it just seems to “need something” I try adding just a touch of black and it almost always looks better!  Since black ink is so often used to stamp outline images there is often that tiny element of black already there.  Adding a narrow black mat layer and sometimes a bit of black somewhere else can really make the other colors *POP*.  I’ve been using this principle in my stamping for a long time and it just recently dawned on me that maybe a touch of black is what my kitchen decor needs too.  I’m just starting to work on that in my head, so hopefully sometime in the future I’ll be able to share with you how it turns out.


Card recipe: 
Stamps : Bird is a SU jumbo incentive stamp, Bead Curtian Background is by Judikins

Paper:  Regal Rose, Cool Caribbean, Basic Black, Shimmer White
Ink: Black Craft, White CraftOther: white EP, Iridescent Ice EP, pink rhinestones, ribbon from Costco, Stardust Gel Pen, Marvy mega Scallop Punch and Super jumbo circle punch, 5/8″ circle punch, tiny circle punch and heart from Target Dollar Spot, heart charm

4 Responses to “Fall Back on Black”

  1. Lori Craig Says:

    Loving that bird!! I don’t usually buy incentive stamps….

  2. beate Says:

    Jami….that is so pretty!

  3. jbalcer Says:

    look at that birdie!!! who knew it could be so cute?

  4. Make a Difference » Blog Archive » So Blessed ~ Says:

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