Being cool is always important

Happy Tuesday, everybody! Hope your week has started off nicely! I sure am loving life and I cherish every minute I spend in my studio! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new ‘Black & White + One Color’ challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Eureka Stamps so be sure to come on over and play! I created a fun birthday card using the sponsor’s Cool Cat with Shades image and Being Cool sentiment from my stash. Isn’t this guy really just the coolest?!

For the ‘Black & White + One Color’ challenge this fortnight, we are to use black and white and a choice of one other color along with the twist of ‘Add Spots’ as shown in the photo below. I used black and white plus neutral tan as my one color, and I did play the twist by adding a strip of black and white polkadot paper.

I cut a 5-1/2″ square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a CutCardStock Basis 80# Black cardstock layer and some patterned paper pieces. I printed the digital image and sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, and fussy cut the image and die cut the sentiment. I also printed ‘Happy Birthday’ on the computer, trimmed it into a strip and adhered it to the bottom of the image. The finishing touch on this one was the addition of three square gemstones in the bottom left corner.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of patterned paper, added a layered CRAFTplorations Happy Happy Clear Sticker and layered the panel on CutCardStock Basis 80# Black cardstock.

And one more peek… this image and sentiment are just so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Go Wild DSP Stack
Stamps: Eureka Stamps Cool Cat with Shades image and Being Cool sentiment
Ink: Nuvo alcohol marker- 497, Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, CRAFTplorations Happy Happy Clear Stickers, Darice Finishing Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun digis at Eureka Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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