Beige & Black: Classic Elegance Deconstructed
Beige and Black Classic Elegance Deconstructed means I’m going to give you some tips and discoveries I made while constructing this design. I promised I’d talk about the Season to Sparkle Stamp Set in my original article, Beige & Black – Classic Neutral Elegance, an essential piece to constructing this card.
I chose the Stamp Set because I fell in love with the chandelier image. The chandelier makes a perfect silhouette shape when stamped with the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad on the Sahara Sand Card Stock. The image is so large, you’d have to stamp it on the card base alone if you wanted to do a top-fold card with a horizontal front. If you’ve read me for a while, you know I can’t do without my layers! So, the side-fold vertical front it is.
The other issue with the size is you can have a message or a ribbon with it, but not both. Narrow ribbon wrapped around the card front and tied in a bow would work. A narrow ribbon bow attached to the top seems to detract from the elegance for me, so I used the message and adorned the chandelier with Rhinestone Basic Jewels. The big advantage is that you probably won’t have to pay the postage surcharge, especially if you put a piece of card stock or vellum between the card and the envelope.
You can recreate the same level of elegance with Sahara Sand or Crumb Cake and any of the darker browns, as well as Very Vanilla or Whisper White with any of the other Neutrals. Reversing the Color Scheme may lose some of the elegance, but adds fun! An example is Whisper White on Basic Gray. All of the Neutrals combinations create Monochromatic Color Schemes which are elegant, whimsical, or dramatic, depending on the images you choose!tams# 16479
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