Colour inspiration: Black, Platinum and Kraft

Colour inspiration: Black, Platinum and Kraft

Good to see you have popped by the blog again! I have decided to start a new theme post, how often this theme will feature is currently unknown but if you like it I will try a couple a month to keep you inspired. As you probably can tell from the title of the post, I am going to try and start posting colour inspirations and feature each colour within a card. Today I am featuring black, platinum and kraft.

I wish I could say there was a reason why I choose these colours, that I saw picture on Pinterest that inspired me. Unfortunately, I hadn't planned that far ahead and the colours for this card just came as I started designing it. I originally made this card to enter into Bumbleberry Papercrafts August challenge on Facebook - the theme was 'Birthday'. However, I loved how it came out and wanted to feature it here for you all to see. 

So this is where the idea for a colour inspiration featured post came from! Hopefully you will find it useful and might make you start branching out in your colour schemes. So, lets get started!

Materials required for Black, Platinum and Kraft Card:

  • Black card base - this card measures at 5" 1/2 X 4" 1/4
  • Kraft card
  • Scraps of black and kraft card
  • Striped stamp - This stamp is from the Hooary Stamp set from Concord & 9th
  • Sentiment stamps - These stamps came from the Hooary stamp set as well, and the 'Happiest of birthdays' sentiment came from MFT - More essential sentiments
  • Versamark
  • Acrylic blocks
  • Platnium embossing powder (WOW! Embossing powders)
  • Heat gun
  • Double sided tape
  • Foam tape


  • Tonic nuvo drops
  • Sequins

Black, Platinum and Kraft Card details

To start this card, you will need to trim down a sheet of kraft card so it measures a "1/4 smaller than the card base.  This will give a "1/8 border. If you have an anti-static powder tool, you may wish to prep the surface of the card to prevent any stray embossing powder sticking to areas where you don't wish it too. 

Repeatedly stamp your striped stamp with versa-mark across your kraft card. You may find it easier to align you card up on your cutting mat to help stamp in a straight line. 

Once you have stamped the background, cover this with embossing powder and heat set. I find it easier to heat set all at once rather than as you go along. This helps to reduce the amount of warping.

Stamp and emboss your sentiment stamps on scrap card and fussy cut these out. To give more definition to your sentiments on kraft card, mount these onto scraps of black card. Doing so helps to lift them out from the background. If you wish, you can add a fishtail to your sentiment banner.

Once all you stamping and embossing is complete, adhere your background to the card and foam mount sentiments to give dimension. For additional interest, apply sequins and Tonic Nuvo drops in a cluster at focal points. This helps draw the eye to the sentiment and add a touch of sparkle!

And lastly.....

I really love how this card came out and it could suit a wide variety of recipients. Perfect to have on hand as a last minute card to give. I hope you have enjoyed this colour scheme creating a modern and contemporary card. Please let me know what you think and if you have enjoyed this colour inspiration post. If you do I hope to bring more to you in the future!

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Till next time,

*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies. 

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