Happy Thursday!! Can you believe it's the last day of April already?? Those end of the school year activities are already starting for us - school carnivals, flower sales, registration for next year, etc. - I have a feeling May is gonna be a pretty crazy month! Anywho - I was inspired to do some stamping this morning by today's Ways to Use It challenge over on SCS - you can view the challenge here. Today's challenge is Ways to Use Basic Black. Well - I've been itching to ink up my Stampotique Daniel Torrente images and this is the perfect challenge to use them for! I chose to use "Three in a Round" - one of my FAVE Stampotique images - I stamped it twice - once on white and once on black (which I heat embossed with white embossing powder). I cut them both out with my circle Nesties - but on the black one - I cut out the center of it as well to create a window. I then adhered the black one over my Copic colored image using pop dots to give it lot of dimension. I had also been itching to try out some of the Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock that I've recently gotten (Thanks, Kristi!!! ;)) - again - perfect of for this challenge. I chose a piece of the black/purple Black Magic cardstock and embossed it with my Cuttlebug Spiderwebs folder. When I ran it thru initially - it did come out with a little bit of the purple showing thru - but I wanted even more to show thru - so I went over it with my sanding sponge and wow - that color really just began to pop out of that black cardstock - what an AWESOME effect!!! I am loving this cardstock - it's gonna be fun for Halloween! I finished off my card with a fitting sentiment from the MFT "Monsters Ink" set and a black brad to accent.
If you are local and love the Stampotique images - be sure to swing in Papertrix in Nashville to check them out - Cindy carries the Daniel Torrente images and I heard a rumor that she may be carrying the new Stamping Bella Kettos as well - hee hee...I need to get down there to check out all the fun new stuff she's got in!! Speaking of Papertrix - my next Beginner Copic class is scheduled for Sunday, May 17th - I am not sure if it's full yet - but if you are gonna be in the area and are interested in the class - call Cindy ASAP at the number listed on my sidebar - I'm looking forward to getting back to teaching - we always have a blast in the classes!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!