What’s Black & White & Red All Over?

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach

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What’s Black & White & Red All Over?  Not a newspaper… not an embarrassed zebra… This time, it’s a Real Red Monochromatic Color Scheme!  This design is part of my Real Life Color Coach Neutrals Gallery and continues to feature the Go Wild Designer Series Paper StackReal Red, the Hue of the Red Color Group, always looks fabulous with any of the Neutrals, but particularly the deep Basic Black and the bright Whisper White.  This combination is highly dramatic and just as formal as Black and White alone.

I, of course, had to put in whimsy with the zebra-inspired background paper.  As I’ve mentioned before, we don’t really have current stamps with jungle animal images.  However, dinosaurs have been known to trample through jungles, so I picked images from the No Bones About It stamp set to go with the background.

The trim is Whisper White 5/8” Satin Ribbon dyed with a Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill and some alcohol.  This tends to give you a formal look, even when the ribbon is just knotted.  I find my fingers get in the way when I try to tie a bow with the 5/8” Satin Ribbon, particularly when I’m wrapping the layer and tying a bow.  My solution, if I wanted a bow, is to tie the bow first, then attach it.  However, since I prefer Quick & Easy, I just knot!

This combination is great for formal, dramatic greeting cards and pages.  This would make a great Friendship card, as well as Thank You, Birthday, Graduation, Dinner Party, Masculine Greeting Cards and All-Occasion cards and pages.

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  • Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon”


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