CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Black and White Challenge

Good morning everyone!  This has been such a creative week for me.  I have had so much fun participating in a few Blog Hops and Challenges.  As the grandkids get settled in and we are getting used to our new house, I find that my creative juices are returning.

Welcome to the Close to My Heart technique Blog Hop.  We are a small but mighty hop.  The hopper in front of me is Kindred Hearts.  This month's challenge is to use only Black and White.  Now, before I show you my card, I want to be sure to tell you that I received permission to use Silver as well.  Silver, in my opinion, is the white of the glitter world!  And here is my card:

I realize that I always say that you should see this in person to really appreciate all of the glittery glamour this card has, but you really should see it in person!  I love, love, LOVE this stamp set, Sweet Music (D1523),  and I am equally in love with all of our glitter paper and glitter trim.  I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge (Z1790) to cut out all of the shapes on this card.  See the notes on the ticket?  The ticket actually has the word, "ticket", cut out of the top.  The notes were stamped with Stazon Black Jet Ink and then I cheated and made them a bit darker with my fine point sharpie.

I used one of our new paper packs called For Always (X7165B).  It worked perfect for this challenge.

I am a little disappointed that the black glitter trim did not photograph all sparkly.  Here is another view of my card:

Check out the inside of my card.  I decorated it with this stamp set.  Can you believe that I stamped the piano keys?  Didn't they come out super cute?

Once again, thank you for visiting my blog.  The next blog on this hop belongs to Stephanie Chumbley.  Click on her link and go check out what she has done with this fun technique.  See you soon!


  1. I love the glitter! I really need to get this stamp set. TFS

  2. This is gorgeous! I love your card layout and all the bling. :-) I rarely put anything inside because I write such wordy notes. I love the way you decorated the inside area. Bellissimo! - - Stephanie C.

  3. Fabulous card!!! That keyboard stamp set is so fun with the black and white theme.

  4. Really lovely card- neat touches with the stamp OMN the glitter paper- didn't know we could do that. TFS>


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