Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SHOPPING OUR STASH #425 - Black and White

 Good morning and welcome!
It's time to start the new challenge at
Mimi is your hostess with the mostest this time around, and
she's looking for your black and white creations!
Here's what I came up with:

I bought this cover plate two years ago and it's the first time I've used it.
(face palm!) It's amazing what you find when you clean up and
rearrange your stash. LOL!
The panel underneath the fancy die cut was made using grey Magenta Nuance powder dye
and a water mister on Bristol paper.

Not exactly pretty by itself, but when you add the die cut over it, suddenly
it looks soooo dreamy! This was a labor of love. Even though I ran that die cut
through my machine at least 4 times, the very center just would not cut all
the way through, even with a shim. I got out the X-Acto knife and very
carefully cut those pieces out.
I re-discovered some pre-cut fancy strips and heat embossed the 
sentiment on one of them. Also found some ancient flower stickers
to add. I can't take credit for the design as I used this card as my 
muse. Just put my own spin on it. (Thank you Cathie!)

I hope that you find some time to play along at Shopping Our Stash
this fortnight. We'd love to see your take on the challenge. For more
ideas, simply visit the blogs of my teammies to see what they created.
Thanks for popping by. Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Messages for Every Day
Ink: Versamark
CS: Canson Bristol paper; Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; SSS - Marilyn die; Magenta Nuance grey powder dye; water mister; MISTI; 
Bazzill - Half the Edge card stock strips; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun; Sandylion - flowers
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - MMM


  1. Gorgeous!
    Those intricate dies are such a pain in the butt to get all the little bits out...but sooooooo worth it in this case...so awesome!

  2. WoW WoW this is fabulous, great cover plate, give yourself two face palms, lol. as far as cutting goes two ideas, one a used dryer sheet works wonders, (I have a gas dryer so have to call friends) and the other is wax paper. I use the dryer sheet one all the time.

  3. What a great make - love this so much, Chris, Jo x

  4. That's beautiful, Chris! And so much stash! :D

  5. WOW!! this die is AMAZING!! and what a great background for it, it's like looking out through a stain glass window on a foggy night.
    Love the addition of those pretty flowers.
    Beautiful card.

  6. Definitely dreamy, Chrispy, especially so when combined with that perfect sediment and beautiful flower cluster! Your labor of love was worth it and if you're like me, this awesome card will be sent to someone very special! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

    (ps You didn't mention what machine you use. Is it a Gemini Junior? If not, while the GJ is not 100% magic and I occasionally still need a shim, it has made a world of difference in my crafting with the way it cuts through most of my intricate dies that the BS just couldn't manage.)

  7. sooooooo happy you've used that gorgeous cover plate!!!! (also secretly happy to find out i'm not the only one who suddenly discovers an un-opened treasure two years later lol) what a GORGEOUS b&w masterpiece! ♥


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