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From the Vault...With a Modern Twist!

by Emily Midgett July 16, 2019 14 Comments

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing some inspiration using the From The Vault Flowers stamp set from our 45th Anniversary release! One of my favorite ways to challenge myself with these From The Vault images was creating a modern feel with images pulled from sets over the last 45 years. For today's post, I have three projects featuring a stark black and white color scheme with some pops of bright white and colored pencil. Let's get started with the details! 

For my first project, I wanted to keep things clean and quick. I began by heat embossing the pot of daffodils and greeting from From The Vault Flowers on a panel of Pitch Black cardstock using white embossing powder, then added a few touches of color using my Caran D'Ache colored pencils. I then used my white colored pencil and a T-square to create a rectangular frame around the exterior edge. The final touch was to add some artsy splatters using White Liquid Watercolor

For my second project, I wanted something with the same modern, black and white feel, but with a bit more details added. I began by heat embossing the watering can and greeting from From The Vault Flowers using white embossing powder, then colored the images, again using my Caran D'Ache colored pencils. 

After the coloring was complete, I used the Infinity Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies to die cut a very thin, white frame using Dove White cardstock. I adhered it to the A2 panel of Pitch Black cardstock using Precision Glue for a clean, flat, easily mailed card! 

My final project involved the same basic details as the previous card, but with a few additions to create some extra interest. I began by heat embossing, coloring, and die cutting the tiger lily stamp from From The Vault Flowers using the Coordinating Frame Cuts. I also die cut a smaller, thicker white frame, again using the Infinity Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies and Dove White cardstock.

After the die cutting had been completed, I arranged the components approximately where they would sit on the Pitch Black card base, then used that as a guide to place my sentiment in just the right spot using my MISTI. I adhered the die cut components using foam adhesive to add extra dimension! 

Well, that's all for my projects today. I hope you enjoyed my modern take using some classic stamps From The Vault! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day! 

 





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14 Responses

Michele W
Michele W

August 02, 2019

The design of these cards is simple but what an impact they make when done in black and white with a hint of color. I love this look and will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa K.
Melissa K.

July 19, 2019

Enjoy seeing some good ideas for simple, but eye-attracting mostly two-tone designs. Sometimes black and white gives cards some really simple elegance — and one’s mind a little break from the brights!

Karen L K
Karen L K

July 18, 2019

What a great look on your cards! I will have to give that a try.

Henriétte
Henriétte

July 17, 2019

Beautiful cards Emily, thank you so much for sharing.

eleanor chua
eleanor chua

July 16, 2019

Beautiful cards! Black background made it look so elegant.

Geri Stuart
Geri Stuart

July 16, 2019

Love them! Do you first color with white and then the colored pencil?

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

July 16, 2019

These are awesome!!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

July 16, 2019

These cards are gorgeous! I just love the color scheme you used. :)

Lagene
Lagene

July 16, 2019

Awesome creations! I especially love the Wishing you well card!

Leslie
Leslie

July 16, 2019

These cards are really beautiful Emily! Classic and easy. I love the hint of color. Just beautiful!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 16, 2019

Wonderful cards in black and white with a pop of color! The black cardstock is indeed pitch black! <3

Felicia C
Felicia C

July 16, 2019

Just beautiful! I love the gorgeous stark contrast of colors. Thanks for the great ideas!

Lynn C
Lynn C

July 16, 2019

Thank you for these cards. They are really beautiful and not too complicated.

Betty
Betty

July 16, 2019

these are all so beautiful, Emily – love everything about them.